Does anyone else remember recipe cards?
This was before the internet, way back in the beginning of time. People used to get stuff in the mail.
There were lots of opportunities for subscriptions that would send you books or music or plates or whatever every month.
I got a few cookbook series that way, which I still have (of course) as well as recipe cards.
For those of you who don’t know about the cards they were very devious about it all.
First off one received the box to put the cards in…. a big box. The cards would come every month but one didn’t get chicken one month and cookies the next. A packet of 25 cards would have 2 chicken recipes, 1 bread, 3 soup. etc. In order to get all of any one category one had to get all of every category – in other words, once you started you needed to continue receiving and paying every month until the end.
At which point they would send adverts for the next big thing….
Because the recipes are on cards, rather than in a book, it’s easy to go through them and toss the ones you don’t like.
I did that a few years ago, getting 2 boxed sets down to 1 box.
I’m doing it again.
I ran across this and really liked the photo (which looks nothing like my photo).
But I didn’t like the recipe.
We liked my recipe.
The idea came just as it was time to pull the remnants of the basil.
Timing is everything.
Turkey Cutlets, Basil Sauce
Total time: 30 minutes
- 12oz (360gr) turkey cutlets
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, packed
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek yogurt
- 3 large shallots, sliced
- 1 tbs olive oil
- a few extra basil leaves
- Heat oil in medium skillet.
- Add shallots and sauté until brown and crisp, 15 – 20 minutes.
- In another skillet (or after shallots are done) heat white wine.
- When simmering, add turkey cutlets and gently poach, 5 – 10 minutes, depending on thicknes.
- Remove turkey and keep warm.
- Increase heat under wine and reduce by half.
- Pour wine into a blender, add basil and puree.
- Pour back into the skillet and stir in yogurt, off heat.
- Spoon basil sauce onto a platter. Add turkey cutlets.
- Top cutlets with crisp shallots, garnish with basil leaves and serve.
I still get a lot of things through la poste.
Living in the country is not always conducive to good shopping. Amazon is a life saver.I have ordered everything from my slow-cooker to shoe laces. I go to the shops, if I can’t find it I come home and order it.
But never food – or, at least not food ready to eat. (I usually order coffee.)
I just saw a statistic that ordering meals is very popular among ‘millennials’ with 69% of urban males and 58% of urban females getting dinner delivered in the last three months.
A bit more surprising was that 45% of Americans of all ages had ordered restaurant delivery in the last three months.
It is beyond my comprehension to have that available.
When I don’t feel like cooking we have omelets.
Wait….. That’s still cooking
How about leftovers…. that works.
Maybe Amazon will start delivering 3 star meals by drone to isolated French farmhouses.