Friday, January 22, 2010

Kindergarten Soup

Elsie's teacher put together a soup cookbook for the parents for Christmas, and E's been bugging me to make something. Tonight I made a modified version of Curly Noodle Soup. A few years ago, Frances went to Mud Pie cooking school and made Chicken Soup with Many Little Meatballs. I remember that the meatballs were so good, that I added them to the Curly Noodle Soup. If I had to do it over again, I would have just done the meatballs and skipped the cut up chicken from the original recipe.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches!)

My first introduction to Vietnamese sandwiches was at a great little sandwich place on the west side called Pangaea. It is no longer there, but it left a taste in my mouth for Banh Mi. Epicurious recently posted a recipe that showed up on my google reader for Pork Meatball Banh Mi. I made them the other night and they were SO good. Like many of the reviews, we skipped out on the radish and replaced it with julienned cucumber. But it was really very easy to make. And SO good. John loved them!