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Monday, June 27, 2016

More Meals From Recent Family Visit - Catfish, Tandoori Chicken, Sausage Burritos, and more

Here are few more meals I had during a recent family visit.

I fell in love with catfish after a visit to San Diego with my mom. So, my first meal when I got to MD was fried catfish at Red, Hot & Blue. Plus, I can't get it where I live or at least it is not a common item on any menu.

Fried Catfish

While I was out with a friend, who lives in the city, we decided to try Gran Trunk, an indian fast food place. My eyes lit up when I saw Tandoori Chicken Wraps. Tandoori Chicken is Shah Rukh Khan's favorite food, so you know what I got. It was delicious.

Tandoori Chicken Wraps

Now, when I lived in the area, my most common meal was McDonald's Sausage Burrito from the dollar menu, so I had to get one on my visit, especially because McD will probably change its menu over time.

McDonald's Sausage Burrito

Plus, I enjoyed many homemade meals with my family. All my family are good cooks.

On a visit to my brother's, my sister-in-law made a great dish, don't know what to call it but it was fun.

You take a piece of round, hard, rice paper and soak it briefly in water. Then fill the softened rice paper with various goodies like bean sprouts, cooked meat, sliced carrots, and other items. Add sauce if you want, roll it up and eat it. Just my kind of food.

I ate so many, I was full. I thought that was dinner. It wasn't but I was so full, I couldn't eat the delicious dinner M had prepared just for me: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans. But, because I would be staying or visiting more while I was in town, I got that dinner eventually.

Rice Wraps

Also, while I was in town, another sister came to visit. G is a good cook, too, even though she does not think so. We wanted to make a dinner for her son when he came to visit. G and I decided that T would help because he's a good cook, too.

They made chicken and broccoli and G added a "Secret Sauce." The meal was great and the secret sauce turned out to be packets of sauce we had gotten from a chicken place we'd eaten at recently. We still don't know what's in the sauce.

The meal was completed using leftover mashed potatoes and salad.

Chicken and Broccoli with a Secret Sauce

Another sister, S, and her husband, J, are good cooks, too. They like fresh vegetables and salads. While I contributed items to various meals, I did not cook much. I think they realized it was true I couldn't cook when I tried to make spaghetti sauce. One meal was particularly special. I  bought ground bison and J made Buffalo Burgers and grilled them.

We were all into yogurt. Every time I went to the grocery store, I bought a variety of yogurts. I like the dessert type yogurt like: Key Lime pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Mousse, and others.

Some of the best times in my visit were the times spent sitting in my families' kitchens talking and making meals. Usually I just watched unless someone figured out a task I could do :-)

P.S. I OD'd on snacks. I bought way too many flavored chips and crackers.

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