I'll be making a trip to our local Asian grocery store this week because I'm almost out of palm sugar and I'm running dangerously low on Thai peppers. I've been in a big Thai food cooking kick as I try to work out how to make a lot of the dishes Ellen might be eating right now.
It helps that the orphanage website posts a lot of the menus and that I'm able to take a look at those, but occasionally the translations don't work out very well. Today she's apparently having something called "Prikking Fried Morning Glory." After a bit of detective work I'm pretty sure this is Pad Prik King (a green bean curry), but it's hard to be sure. I've been working my way through Leela's recipes over at She Simmers, and while I have no idea whether or not I'm doing them right I'm at least eating well in the process.
So now I find myself incorporating a lot of Thai flavors into the rest of my cooking as well. It's been fun playing with flavors like galangal and tamarind pulp in my sauces and marinades. Connor seems to enjoy the intense flavor of a lot of the spices, but that's not really a big surprise. This is the kid who likes to literally suck on lemons. He's a flavor extremist.
Speaking of Connor: he went back to school today, which was pretty exciting. He's mostly over his cold, and seems to have gotten through the entire thing seizure free. Hooray! Today was pretty much without incident, though he did pull his right hearing aid apart and throw the super-expensive computer portion of it over the side of his wheelchair; something I discovered once we returned home from running errands. This prompted a frantic phone call to the grocery store and the coffee shop and a search of the whole house, driveway and van. I finally found it when I deployed the ramp, apparently it was hidden under the vehicle when the ramp retracted and it rolled down when I put it down to take the little guy back to grocery store to search the parking lot.
He likes to keep me on my toes.
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