eG foodblog: Kim Shook - Dreams of an Everyday Housewife in Food Traditions & Culture Posted April 15, 2008 It's funny, your telling about a supermarket that doesn't sell alcohol on Sundays. In Minnesota, none of them do. I'm still surprised when I go back to the West Coast and find wine in the grocery stores, and it isn't even hidden behind a counter.Man, that lunch looked excellent. I just had dinner, and I'm still pining for those sandwiches. You sighed over the rice. Are you a super-big rice fan? Any particular types?←Smithy, that store doesn't just not sell alcohol on Sundays - they don't sell anything on Sundays - they aren't open at all. And they don't sell alcohol at any time ! I do love rice, but since the surgery it is one of the few foods that I can't eat at all and I miss it so much. I miss all kinds of rice and I don't think there is any kind (other than Minute) that I don't like! Ok – time for the dinner report. While I was putting things together we had some goodies that we bought this weekend at our favorite Richmond hippy crunchy store – Elwood Thompson:It’s rosemary crisp bread and two different kinds of chevre – Hot Pepper and Chives & Garlic from ‘Goats R Us’ – a goat farm in Blackstone, VA –about an hour from here. Dinner was an all eGullet affair. I made David Ross’ Apple, Pear and Parsnip Salad w/ Toasted Walnuts, Bleu Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette, our own Kendra Bailey Morris’ Chicken Divine and lucylou’s French Onion Bread Pudding.Mise for the vinaigrette:Mise and prep for the salad:that’s some Point Reyes Blue – one of our favoritesFinished Salad:Mise and prep for the chicken:Finished dish:Mise and prep for the bread pudding:flipping the onions:Finished dish:Otis ate much earlier than we did: My plate:Each dish was a big success – everything tasted wonderful and was easy to do. The bread pudding was particularly swoony. The next time I make it, I’ll do it with a roast so I have some gravy to spoon over top! I think it would be especially fantastic with lamb!The only problem with the chicken was that it had a flood of water in the bottom of the pan:but it didn’t taste watery at all !Well, I’ve posted my first dinner on my first blog and it is 11:59pm . Mr. Kim insisted that I post the following picture, which he took as I served dinner: I really hope this isn’t too much information. I tend to run on when I talk and it seems that have the same tendency when I write and post pictures.