Read more here about the Madhur Jaffrey project - one of my 2010 goals. For an index of recipes, click here.
While I *refuse* to sew for other people, I really enjoy cooking for other people. Plus, my parents were going to bring me some sewing patterns, so I told them to stay and eat dinner with me.
Easy cooking, this! An hour - start to finish, and I made, with no rushing at all, three Middle-Eastern dishes - Frozen lima beans, braised with swiss chard and dill (from Iran), Baba Ghanoush, and a Cold yogurt soup with barley. Served it with store-bought pita bread for a nice, low-key weeknight meal.