Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday’s Culinary Adventure


Tonight, on Thursday’s Culinary Adventure:


I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, My Charming Kids and I just had to try it!  You can read her recipe here.


You will need:

2 c. instant couscous (you can get this in bulk at most stores)

1 c. dried cranberries

1/2 c. chopped walnuts

2 tsp. white onion, very finely chopped

1 32 oz. can chicken broth

dash of salt and pepper


In a medium bowl, combine couscous, dried cranberries, onions, salt and pepper.

Bring chicken broth to a boil, and then pour in couscous mixture.

Allow to sit, covered, for 10 min., or until the couscous has absorbed all the broth.

At this point, I realized that I had forgotten to take any pictures of the process so far.



 (Note the Strawberry-Rhubarb pie in the background.  Homemade.  Don’t you wish that I was your wife?)

When you uncover your couscous, it will probably look all sticky and solid like this


fluff it with a fork until it looks like this


then stir in the walnuts.

Serve immediately.



Taste Testers Say:

Brian:  Yum!  It’s nice!  (He is eating his with hot sauce- but he eats everything with hot sauce.)


Caitlin:  It’s great!  I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch! IMG_3295 (Yes my picture was taken at a different time than everyone else.  I always forget.)

Joseph:  LOVED IT!


(His was nut-free, of course.)



Pretty tasty.  I did add a little garlic salt to mine, because I thought that it needed a little somethin’-somethin’.  I suppose that you could also make the chicken flavored couscous, and just stir in the cranberries and nuts…hmm… I also think that I will throw in a little bit of olive oil next time to make it a little less sticky.  I will definitely make this again.

Grade: A- / B+

PS. A word to the wise:  Couscous is very messy.




Amanda said...

Ohh that looks good!

And couscous is messy! We had Apricot Chicken couscous last week and it was yummy. Although my hubby wasn't to sure about the texture of it.

Small steps with him...couscous a few more times and he will love it!

T Rex Mom said...

We LOVE couscous - I made some last night and we both had the left overs for lunch.

I want to try it with pine nuts.

Maureen said...

Sounds like a really good recipe to me. Thanks again!

Jenners said...

Yes...I do wish you were my wife ... or at least my personal chef.

I might actually give this one a try but lie about what it is as my boys are quite picky!!!

Nina said...

That sounds really good. I think I will have to give that one a try.