Monthly Archives: March 2010

31 March 2010 – Spaghetti with asparagus and mushrooms; salad

Catchup – written 10 April: D still cooking – made a wonderful pasta with asparagus and mushrooms. I don’t recall what else was in it – possibly lemon zest? The salad had the last of the ricotta M made on … Continue reading

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30 March 2010 – Chicken and rice mix; salad

Catchup – written 10 April: D made this my first night back – chicken bits mixed with rice. It was very tasty. I don’t remember all that was in it, unfortunately, but undoubtedly onions. Maybe a mushoroom or two? The … Continue reading

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29 March 2010 – Airplane food

Catchup – written 10 April: I really missed the boat on this one – the opportunity to include a photo of an airline tray table and airplane food! I forgot to take the picture, in this unusual situation. I have … Continue reading

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28 March 2010 – Rice and Hamburger Casserole

Catchup – written 10 April: Mom made a rice-based casserole with hamburger as the meat, canned tomatoes, onions and stuff. I don’t remember the details, unfortunately. She had it all pre-cooked in a low Corning Ware dish in the fridge. … Continue reading

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27 March 2010 – Round steak cooked in canned tomatoes; French fries, 5-vegetable mix

Mom seared a round steak and then cooked it in canned tomatoes (Mom said this variety also contained oregano, garlic, and something else) and water to cover the steak, for perhaps 3 hours. She served this out, and my brother … Continue reading

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26 March 2010 – Country Captain Chicken leftovers over brown rice; mixed peas and corn

There was a lot of the Country Captain Chicken left over from Monday, so Mom reheated it for this meal. Fine with me! This time she served it over brown rice instead of white, which also worked nicely. I realized … Continue reading

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25 March 2010 – Casserole with rice, hamburger, and mozzarella; corn; canteloupe

Mom had this all made and ready to pop into the oven when we got home. She mixed cooked rice, hamburger, onions, and I’m pretty sure green pepper and tomatoes (canned?). She placed mozarella slices on top and put the … Continue reading

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24 March 2010 – Pot roast with tomatoes; noodles; sweet peas

Mom made a pot roast, apparently putting a can of tomatoes into the cooking water. I really like her pot roast and can never get mine to taste like hers. One reason may be that she uses a cut of … Continue reading

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23 March 2010 – Hot turkey sandwiches over leftover refrigerator rolls

Mom defrosted turkey chunks – from some past holiday I assume – and heated them in jarred turkey gravy, served the whole thing over fresh mashed potatoes and retoasted (in the oven) Pillsbury refrigerator rolls from last night. It was … Continue reading

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22 March 2010 – Dinner in the dark at Mom’s

Visiting my Mom, a more traditional cook. Good food, but tonight, waaaaaayyyyy low light. I did not manage to get a shot off before the lights went down, so this is as good a job as I can do in … Continue reading

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19-21 March 2010 – pizzas and pasta (what else?)

Playing catchup, here. When I backfilled late in my first trip to Mom’s, I seem to have left out these three days prior to the trip. I’ll put in the food descriptions now and try to add the wines later. … Continue reading

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18 March 2010 – Pasta with fresh peas and really fresh ricotta

More amazing dinners this week… D put together ricotta made yesterday (see below) with freshly shelled peas and a bit of (remembering from the 26th and looking at the pix) prosciutto? to make a wonderful and unusual pasta. On Wednesday … Continue reading

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17 March 2010 – Dinner at Pizzaiolo!

D and I went to Pizzaiolo for dinner with our good friends M and N. We had two pizzas and two bottles of good wine, and shared one remarkably well-dressed salad. It was all excellent, especially the company. But not … Continue reading

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16 March 2010 – Philly Cheesesteak… with lamb? Salad with fresh peas

Yeah, it worked really well, too. D took a packet of beef-like meat out of the freezer (from a bag that said “lamb”, but he was sure he had beef and this was all he could find so he thought … Continue reading

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15 March 2010 – Pasta with random leftover toppings

Writing on the 26th, sry. Awhile ago, D mixed together a tomato pasta sauce from the fridge, a bit of leftover olive tapenade, and some leftover pesto (though not all of it), which made quite a tasty sauce. I used … Continue reading

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14 March 2010 – Omelette (more or less) with fried potatoes and cilantro; zucchini

I decided to make this main dish b/c 1) I bought some on-sale red potatoes at the Bowl and they needed using, 2) I still had some cilantro and it needed using, and 3) Chef Anna of the Grand Food … Continue reading

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13 March 2010 – Pasta with asparagus and lemon; Gai choy

This was really good! D left some asparagus when it was time for the transition to my cooking, and I wanted to use it up. We also made bread today, so I had to make a bread-friendly meal – which … Continue reading

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12 March 2010 – Pizza with arugula, gorgonzola dolce, toasted walnuts, and red onions

…and other stuff.  I thought those previous dinner pictures looked kind of pathetic with just one little piece of pizza on the plate, so here are two: I was considering trying this combination last weekend b/c the volunteer arugula in … Continue reading

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11 March 2010 – Avgolemonno, asparagus with morels, and pear salad (!)

Wow, what a great meal! D cooked one of his specialties that I have been hoping he would do – the soup called avgolemonno. It’s based on a good stock (he took some turkey stock out of the freezer), rice, … Continue reading

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10 March 2010 – Grilled cheese sandwich before the Planning Commission hearing

We had to be at the Planning  Commission hearing in time to sign up to speak, so we had dinner very early – 6pm – and it was rather quick and easy. D used my BRAND NEW PANINI PRESS 🙂 … Continue reading

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9 March 2010 – Spaghetti and (randomly mixed) tomato sauce with mushrooms

D cooks Tuesdays through Thursdays this term, so this is his meal – a punt, but as usual for him, very good. He started with a can of tomatoes, and intended to add some basil leaves that I had not … Continue reading

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8 March 2010 – Faculty dinner by Bon Appetit

Oops. Well, I totally forgot to take a picture of my dinner, which was quite good for a mass-produced meal. This is a stand-in photo, which was in fact the tasty dessert: For dinner there was penne or farfalle (I … Continue reading

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7 March 2010 – Curried red lentils with chicken

This is from The Great Bean Book. It’s good comfort food and freezes well. It doesn’t quite have the zing it ought to have with two jalapenos in it, but it’s still very tasty. It has an internal veggie in … Continue reading

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6 March 2010 – Grilled salmon, potatoes with parsley, and a remarkable condiment

This was the second fish I acquired pretty much by accident last week (see Tuna). At the Bowl on Friday, a staffer in the wine section told me about a Portuguese wine that had fruit and spice, and would go … Continue reading

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5 March 2010 – Pizza with artichokes, arugula, fresh mozz… all kinds of stuff!

This pizza violates a cardinal rule – don’t use too many ingredients – and gets away with it. It’s from The Edible Italian Garden, a most excellent gift from the in-laws awhile ago. From the crust (pre-cooked 1 1/2 minutes) … Continue reading

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