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mother’s day dinner May 26, 2009

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now that the whole family had arrived back home, it was time for a belated mother’s day dinner.

Since the mom loves mexican food, and we are big fans of brennar (breakfast for dinner), we decided to make huevos rancheros.

los huevos with avocado

los huevos with avocado

the egg came out overcooked, so it was more hard boiled than the intended poached, but on the whole, a delicious and easy dish.  next time, i would serve it with warmed tortillas, but i forgot them this time.

note: “huevos”=eggs, “jueves”=thursday. just so you don’t, as the mom once did, order “scrambled thursdays” when in mexico.

and for desert, flan! this was our first time making any custard type thing–ie flan, creme brulee, creme catalan, etc.

caramel toppings in place. note the one perfect one, surrounded by ugly ones.

caramel toppings in place. note the one perfect one, surrounded by ugly ones.

while we panicked a bit about the time, and the fact that we had to make them in individual dishes instead of one big one, we decided to go ahead with it.

flan, ready to eat! this is the "pretty one", which we made sure to serve to mom

flan, ready to eat! this is the "pretty one", which we made sure to serve to mom

they all came out weirdly flat, yet delicious. the one pictured is the least flat flan, so the rest of them were like flan pancakes, or perhaps mini frisbees. but they tasted good, which is the most important part.

and now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, recipes!

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squid fried rice

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Some parents send care packages with home baked cookies.  My mother sends dried squid.

“Do you wanna try some?” I asked my roommate as I hesitantly lifted a piece to my mouth.  “No, I’m good” she told me.

So I gave it to my lovely sister, who has the luxury of a kitchen in her dorm room.  A few months later, I trooped over to her room and we created some squid fried rice.  Delicious!

Squid fried rice (serves 2)

  • 1 package dried squid (find in Japanese grocery stores)
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • half an onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  1. heat up olive oil in a skillet.  once it’s hot, add mushrooms and onions.  cook for one minute, add peppers. cook until all veggies are soft.
  2. add curry powder and rice. saute for 1 minute.
  3. crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until mixed.  add to skillet and stir together quickly so egg gets incorporated into rice.
  4. cook until egg is nearly done.  add dried squid and a splash of olive oil. cook 1 minute more, or until egg is done and everything is heated.

et voila! le fried rice extraordinaire!