Food Diary (March 24, 2012)
Dinner: Butter chicken
Baking/sweets: Ice cream
There are so many different versions of butter chicken. I think the first butter chicken I had was made without tomatoes. I never realized butter chicken could be made with tomatoes until recently. I have even seen versions that include coconut cream. The one I made has tomatoes but no coconut cream.
I was recently sent Arla Köket Smetana to sample. I decided to use smetana in place of yogurt to make butter chicken. Arla Köket Smetana has a fat content of 42%, much higher than yogurt. This made the sauce much richer and creamier. A pretty good outcome. We won't talk about other possible consequences of consuming products with high fat content. The recipe is available here.
The butter chicken meal followed by ice cream gave my heart and arteries a good workout. Bit like spring cleaning, maybe, a start anyway.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Tasty with Jolien
Salmon, brie and broccoli quiche
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
Imagine this: you order tacos on your smartphone and also beam in your GPS location information, your order and your location are transmitted to an unmanned drone helicopter (grounded, near the kitchen where the tacos are made), and the tacocopter is then sent out with your food to find you and deliver your tacos to wherever you're standing.
Plans to launch Tacocopter is real, however it is being blocked by the U.S. government. Current U.S. FAA regulations prevent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles like drones for commercial purposes. There are a few other obstacles like navigating the treacherous terrain of an urban environment, keeping the food warm, finding a city map precise enough to avoid crashes 100 percent of the time, avoiding birds, balconies and telephone wires, delivering food to people indoors, delivering food to the right person, and dealing with greedy humans who would just steal the Tacocopter as soon as it got to them.
It is amazing the kind of ideas that are being thought of to make fast food even more convenient. It looks like tacocopter may not get off the ground in the foreseeable future. In the meantime taco lovers may have to consider other boring alternatives such as driving to taco places, getting it delivered by an automobile the old fashioned way, or even cooking your own!