Though Santa might come early this year and bring me a new oven (yay), for now I am daily trying to come up with recipes that can be made on the stove top. I would welcome submissions of stove-top recipes, particularly desserts or entrees. We have a stove range, but no oven, no microwave, crock pot, or toaster/toaster oven.
I’ve noted as I flip through my recipe binders skimming and pulling ones I know can be done in a pan that our dinners have had a decidedly Asian flair of late. We do love that wok. This Saturday I made Pad Thai, following a New York Times recipe my mom sent me ages ago. The recipe is vegetarian, but I added chicken and shrimp and just cooked them beforehand. It came out a little peppery for our taste (we were hoping for more of the sweetness) so if I make it again, I might back off the cayenne. Is the NY Times an authentic source for Thai recipes? I don’t know. But overall this dish was pretty good.
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3. The definition of sans is surprisingly emotive for such a little preposition.
Main Entry: 1sans
Pronunciation: sanz, saa()nz, sänz
Etymology: Middle English saun, saunz, sans, from Middle French san, sanz, sans, from Old French sen, senz, sens, partly from Latin sine without, and partly modification (influenced by Latin sine) of Latin absentia in the absence of, abl. of absentia absence — more at SUNDER, ABSENCE
: deprived or destitute of : WITHOUT <her face seen in repose … sans the liveliness of her eyes revealed her age — Eugene Walter>
“sans.” Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (20 Sept. 2010).