The second week of the new year, week 2 2023, was a quiet week. The week ended with a tour of the beautiful Amsterdam Light Festival and bringing a pie to my parents.
Week 2 2023
Our Monday was filled with work and unpacking from our weekend getaway. Yuri was in luck and still had a day off from school. Dinner was a honey-thyme camembert with rosemary kroketten from Aviko magazine.
Business as usual, with Paul to the office, Yuri at school and me working at home. In the evening Yuri prepared spaghetti carbonara from the cookbook De Complete Pastakeuken.
On Wednesday I prepared a recipe from a new cookbook. Tomato soup with orzo from De Bijbel van de Turkse Keuken (Bible of the Turkish Kitchen).
I made a chicken rolled roast and served it with mashed potatoes and red cabbage. A classic dish and a real comfort food.
We ordered sushi in the evening from Mr Sushi Express. Paul and I were both tired and had a craving for sushi.
I was still busy baking Sinterklaas recipes, so in the morning I prepared Speculaas dough and Traditional Dutch Ginger Cookies. Then I prepared Lambertus pie almost completely. Since we would be going to my parents on Sunday.
In the afternoon Paul and I went to Amsterdam. We had dinner at The Kebab Show. I had a wrap with Döner. Paul had a lahmacun pizza with Döner and fries. We went to Amsterdam to see the Amsterdam Light Festival. It was beautiful to see the light sculptures and art displays from the water.
We had booked tickets to a canal tour to see the lights. There’s also a self-guided walking tours, but we opted to see it by boat. It was a fun tour. The art displays were really beautiful.
After, Paul and I went home and Paul had a caramel sundae and I fries with mayonnaise from Smullers at Utrecht Central Station.
Yuri stayed at home and had prepared spaghetti with vegetarian tomato sauce for himself.
In the morning I continued with Sinterklaas recipes and prepared chocolate kruidnoten from the cookbook Strooigoed. Then I did the finishing touch of the Lambertus pie.
We went to my parents in the afternoon, delivering the pie. My dad’s birthday was the next week on Wednesday and I always bake a cake for his birthday as a gift. This year he wanted a Lambertus pie.
My mom had prepared a curry-chicken-cherry casserole for dinner. She knows Paul loves that casserole.
So that was a week with sushi, homecooked meals, a beautiful festival and lots of baking.
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