How many crumbs does the highest day of sales in Great Harvest Cville history make!?
What an amazing day!! We beat our opening day in sales, and we had so many lovely customers. Hope tomorrow is just as awesome! People are just in bread mode!
I was on my feet for hours and couldn’t wait to put them up and enjoy Act III of Thanksgiving Week.
After a quick stop home and a return to Karen’s house for an amazing Indian dinner prepared by Aneesha, Andrew’s girlfriend. Aneesha is Indian, was raised in Saudi Arabia and met Andrew at Tulane. She made us traditional Chicken Makhani that was incredible!
Act III of wine with dinner as well. I had a little white and then another glass of Karen’s delicious Italian red.
Aneesha and Andrew made the Chicken Makhani along with basmati rice infused with toasted cumin seeds and a traditional cucumber raita slightly tweaked from this recipe.
The chicken dish was absolutely incredible – I’ll have to make this on my own sometime! SO many dimensions of flavor!
Please note this recipe was informally shared and might need some tweaking/guessing to complete.
Aneesha’s Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)
Yield 6 Servings
My brother-in-law and his girlfriend Aneesha made this authentic Indian dish for us - it was incredible! Creamy and full of complex spices.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- ½ cup half and half or heavy cream
- 2 tbsp fresh garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 4 bay leaves
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp cayenne
- Salt to taste
- Melt butter in non stick pan on medium heat.
- Add bay leaves, cumin seeds and stir for 1 minute.
- Add peppers and onion.
- Add tomato paste and sauce and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the cream, stirring until mixed with tomato paste.
- Add chicken pieces and ginger garlic, cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.
- Serve with pita bread/rotis/chapattis/parathas.
For sake of time, the naan was store-bought, but delicious nonetheless.
I don’t know if this family will ever make desserts from scratch again – because we do it everyday at the bakery and they are so good! We had a collection of favorites tonight leftover from the past few days – pecan pie, pumpkin oh, broken cookies, day-old brownies. I had a taste of each – too hard to resist!
Up at 7 to head in to the bakery tomorrow – I’m already excited about what the day will bring (hopefully no disasters knockonwood!)