I haven't been too inspired to cook from CL lately, but the recipes this month looked interesting. I started the week off with Chicken Braised in Walnut Sauce.
Very delicate sauce. The wild rice didn't really seem to go with it. My GF and I both agreed that something was missing and my mother and husband liked it. I won't make again.
I also made Spicy Yellow Soybean, Lentil and Carrot Curry. This was interesting. I used chili paste instead of curry paste -- bought the wrong ingredient. In order to be fair, I feel like I would have to remake it again with the correct ingredient. It was an interesting blend of flavors. The yogurt was key in this recipe as a topping. Oh, the ten minutes to cook the lentils is a joke. Try 20 min. at least.
I then made the Beef Stew. This cooked up nicely. It didn't knock my socks off but was pretty decent. I served it with Creamy Mashed Potatoes. They were creamy - could have used a little more horseradish IMO. I personally would not serve MASHED potatoes with such a juicy dish again.
Finally, tonight for dinner I made Southern Shrimp and Grits. This was better than the night before's dinner, but I wouldn't serve it for company. The sauce was WAYYYY too runny to serve with grits.
I was going to make the simple slaw but realized too late that I didn't have any celery salt, so I had to improvise. I won't do that again! My mother didn't like it enough to take for lunch. I thought it was pretty good and my DH is not home yet for his "review."