Maybe the Republicans are right, and the country will lapse into moral decline now the Democrats are in power. Starting with us--this was the second morning in a week that we woke up to unwashed dishes and the multi-bottle litter of entertaining.
I served a South American dinner for six. The menu:
Sweet potato chips (purchased)
Basque sheep cheese
Vegetable Cebiche (hearts of palm, broccoli, mushrooms)
Chicken in a Red Chile Sauce with Peas and Olives
The loaf of bread pictured above contained 1 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 cup spelt flour, 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/4 cup coarse cornmeal. I used molasses for the sweetener.
The tart was pretty with mixed berries, all on sale this week!
Remember we wondered how to make pickled onions like Santos? I found the method in The South American Table by Maria Baez Kijac.
Peel a medium red onion, cut in half, and slice into paper-thin half moons. Cover with hot water and soak 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add the juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the onions, mix well, cover, and let stand at room temperature for three hours or until they turn pink. Best served the same day.