Friday, April 18, 2014
FFWD Baby Bok Choy, Sugar Snaps and Garlic en Papillote
One of the things I enjoy about Passover, aside from the 30+ person Seder that my mom hosts every year, is that it always brings friends and family into town. This year, I was lucky to have two of my oldest friends come over to visit on Sunday. I made a chicken and freekeh dish (from Jerusalem) before they came over and meant to assemble the vegetable packets as well, but I ran out of time. We got to talking, and before I knew it it was 7:30, we were hungry and ready for dinner, and Charlotte was exhausted and needed to be put down. Not wanting to put our guests to work, I asked Paul to make the vegetable packets while I put Charlotte to bed. When I came out of Charlotte's room, Paul was outside doing yard-work (as I've documented, Paul is a very competent cook, but I think yard-work is his favorite activity in the entire world) and my friend Sarah was making the vegetables. I pretended to be annoyed at Paul, but Sarah seemed happy to do it and is a much better cook than Paul anyway. Unfortunately Sarah had to leave to catch her flight before the vegetables were done (I'm such a bad host!), but Paul, Ilana, and I enjoyed them. I typically just steam bok choy and sugar snaps, so it was nice to learn a new (and easy) method of preparing them.