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Monday, August 8, 2016
Going exotic: chicken tikka masala
Intentional pantry clear out continues; in lieu of the usual fish on Monday theme, tonight will bring an Indian inspired meal, getting a lingering jar of Aldi's Tikka Masala sauce out of the pantry (bought for DD who loves Indian cuisine) and a pkg of Trader Joe's Naan out of the freezer (DD bought, it's lingering). While grabbing some replacement staples off the shelves for the kitchen (coffee, mayo), I also took a 5 count pkg of chicken thighs out of the freezer. I plan on braising all 5, removing one and holding it aside for my dinner, before adding the sauce, which contains 600 mg sodium (the Naan has 320). My supper will be chicken and rice, side veg to be determined, sticking to my reduced sodium diet restrictions. Meanwhile, DD and one DS will have Indian tonight.
Our bananas have quickly freckled, so I plan on baking something with them today, thinking muffins.