It's linkup time for November's In My Kitchen hosted by Sherry.
We had some comfortable chairs that curved around our backs and were just the right height for our table. Unfortunately they were ugly and you couldn't find a tablecloth to match with those colors. See this photo from my October IMK post. I have a lovely maroon tablecloth that just doesn't work with these green and blue patterned chairs.
When we were offered these brown chairs (below) from Doug's father's house we decided to snap them up. They looked great in our kitchen and blended well with the brick floors.
Alas, they are no where near as comfortable as the others and I couldn't touch the floor if I sat all the way back. I'm 5'3" and that's if I stand up straight so my legs dangled. Yup, I could actually swing them back and forth. Pity we acted so quickly and took the other chairs to a charity shop.
So I may have something new to show off in the January edition of IMK whe these get replaced.
The Instant Pot arrived last month and so far I haven't used it. Doug has used it and made some wonderful meals. We checked these cookbooks out of the library and have been marking which recipes we wanted to try. As a matter of fact, these two had so many delectable recipes that we bought the books via Amazon and Thriftbooks.
One of the first meals Doug made was this Arroz con pollo from a Martha Stewart book. I didn't do the meal justice with this photo as the lighting and turmeric gave this a yellowy look. But, wow......this chicken was fork tender to cut. The rice had a creamy texture as shirt grain rice does, but he used long grain. This is a keeper.
The next meal he made was a Cuban pork roast with a Mojo seasoning and broth. Again, this one is keeper, so tender. I fried up some plantains and made black beans and rice to go along with it.
Linking up with Sherry's Pickings for her In My Kitchen series.