Inspired by noodles and beer night, I cooked again yesterday after the twins went down. This time, I tried a new Cook's Illustrated recipe, "Thai Chicken Soup at Home," a use-stuff-from-your-pantry version of the coconut milk-based soup that's always on the menu at Thai places. I'm both a whore for Cook's and a whore for this soup, so I could hardly resist the siren call.
Cook's recipes can be a bit fussy, but they usually yield excellent results. This particular recipe, however, was relatively straightforward. It went together in about 45 minutes and it was everything I wanted it to be. MMM. No beer this time, but a nice glass of wine made an excellent accompaniment. I want to start keeping a running tab of these meals that go together quickly enough that I can make them after the kids go to bed and still have some time left to enjoy my evening before I collapse into a heap.
I'll post the soup recipe if there's interest.
Not food-related: the twins slept well again for night 2 of solo cribs. They were up and yammering by 6:45 this time, which is fine by me.