June 23rd, 2008

Control Tower

Lotus Root Does Not Grill

Birthday BBQ for Chris at Chez Floyd yesterday, hooray! Got to see lots of people we don't see enough of.

Mary brought an amazing watermelon dish which you should check out. Seriously yum.

I looked at 3/4 of a bag of broccoslaw mix (shredded broccoli stems, carrots, cabbage) and decided to use it up. Added a can of bamboo shoots and vietnamese coleslaw dressing -- vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, salt & pepper (black & a little bit of red). It turned out really well!

Also put together some vegetable skewers. Onion & bell pepper on two, because I knew they would work, opo and lotus root on the other. It was an experiment. The opo turned out well (it's a lot like zucchini). Lotus root, it turns out, does not grill. You have to parboil it, and probably acidulate it as well, which Greg knew, but I ignored him because it was SCIENCE!. So he got lots of free I-told-you-so.

It was a very nice evening, but mostly just hangin' out and chatting, so not much to report on besides the food...