Tuesday, February 26, 2013


My mother used to par-cook things. Not that I paid any attention, but I would often hear her say she'd par-cooked this, or she'd par-cooked that. What I mean is, it was a regular thing she did. Often. But I have never done it.

I defrosted some chicken the other day and didn't end up using it; coming home after five p.m. today, I couldn't really - I didn't want to eat dinner too late. But I did not want it to linger defrosted in the refrigerator and then I suddenly thought of it - I would par-cook it! So I did. I seasoned it and put it in the oven for an hour.

It's funny that I haven't done this before. Maybe it's my new enthusiasm for bread-making over a period of days that gave me the idea. Hmm.

1 comment:

  1. That's neat to think about--that your bread-baking approach/learning is moving into other areas of your life.

    And at least on my end right now, one of the LinkWithin thumbnails is your photo from the "meet Henry" post. It's so adorable how cats' posture always makes them look like cookie cutters. Such a clear and perfect "cat shape." :) That always delights me.