Friday, August 9, 2013
FFWD Duck Breast with Fresh Peaches
It's 3:30 PM and Charlotte is finally napping in her own crib. She's been awake since she woke up at 8 AM. I don't mind having her awake all day but--just like her mom--she gets very fussy when she's tired. I can't complain, she's an excellent sleeper at night, but we're having trouble convincing her that a nap every once in a while isn't such a bad idea. Anyway, what does this have to do with food blogging? Nothing, except that I'm worried she'll be awake any second now so I'm going to keep this post extra short.
This was the second time I cooked duck at home. The first also was with FFWD. I like duck--and Paul really likes it and was thrilled to see me making it--but I just never think to make it. It's also a fortune! I don't know if I'm just buying expensive duck, but I think the only brand they had at the store I went to cost $30 for 2 pounds. Coupled with the $9 I spent on peaches (I love peaches and bought a lot of extras), this was a delicious, but very expensive dinner. I would definitely make this again, but I'll probably save it for a night in which Charlotte actually lets us sit and enjoy our dinner for more than 3 minutes. Maybe in a few years....I served it with roasted squashed topped with lemon and parsley. Paul is growing so much squash we could eat it every night and still have leftovers. I'd appreciate any recipe suggestions that use up LOTS of squash!