Monthly Archives: May 2010

31 May 2010 – Leftover lasagne; zucchini

(Written 13 June) Still at Mom’s, but this one I resurrected. Third iteration of the lasagne we decided to try adding more sauce. Mom had cut the lasagne into pieces before I got to it (she prepares everything at least … Continue reading

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30 May 2010 – Leftover pot roast and gravy; mashed potatoes, cooked carrots

(Written 13 June) I requested that we have mashed potatoes to go with the leftover pot roast, and they were just the thing. Mom makes really good cooked carrots. I know she ends up cooking them in butter (or “oleo”) … Continue reading

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29 May 2010 – Leftover Lasagne; mixed vegetables

(Written 13 June) I convinced Mom that if we ate only 1/3 of the lasagne last time (when we could have as much as we wanted) then 1/2 the remainder was not skimping on anyone. This was not easy, but … Continue reading

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28 May 2010 – Chicken…what was it called?

(Written 13 June) Oh dear, hard to remember… I think this was called “polynesian chicken” or something like that. It had vinegar and also pineapple, and was an interesting taste. I see we had the good little loaf of bread, … Continue reading

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27 May 2010 – P’s Lasagne

(Written the 13th) Well, I forgot to photograph my place setting, but this is the consolation prize. I made this lasagne based on a recipe from a former BF’s friend P. The recipe card was probably written in 1966. The … Continue reading

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26 May 2010 – Leftover chicken with peaches and raspberry jam; corn; cole slaw

(Written 13 June) I’m relieved that Mom is willing just to serve leftovers! She changes to a different veggie, though. This corn we both agreed was not as good as the kind she usually gets (this was some store brand, … Continue reading

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25 May 2010 – Pot roast cooked with canned tomatoes and boullion; patate arrosto; frozen peas

(Written 13 June) Still at Mom’s, and will be for a couple of weeks. She cooked a pot roast, I believe using an Eye of Round she defrosted. She uses a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes with pearl onions, … Continue reading

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24 May 2010 – Chicken with canned peaches and raspberry jam; peas; cole slaw

(Written 13 June) Arrived at Mom’s. This is one she cooked when I was out in April – chicken cooked with canned peaches and raspberry jam. She didn’t have the jam she especially likes this time, but I don’t know … Continue reading

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23 May 2010 – Omelette with potatoes and soprasetta

(Written 13 June) Long time catching up here… I’m pretty sure that D used the soppresetta in this omelette the night before I flew back to Mom’s. Good taste – I do remember that!

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22 May 2010 – Camping pasta with sopprasetta

(Written 2 June) This was a neat punt – a cooperative venture. I don’t remember why we were busy and had not thought about dinner, but we hadn’t. Also, neither of us had been designated to cook for the weekend. … Continue reading

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21 May 2010 – Radicchio and cheese pizza

(Written 2 June) This was going to be an attempt to replicate the pizza we had at La Ciccia, but I decided only to go halfway on it, b/c we had some open goat cheese and I realized I should … Continue reading

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20 May 2010 – Fondue!

We had a family favorite, fondue, which we especially like to have when P is here to share it with us. As a special treat, and b/c morels turned up at the Bowl, we had asparagus with morels as a … Continue reading

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19 May 2010 – Dinner at Osteria del Forno in San Francisco

We had planned a belated birthday dinner for D here at Osteria. Tried last night, but it is closed Tuesdays (which of course meant we got to discover La Ciccia – all to the good).¬† I had the pasta special … Continue reading

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18 May 2010 – Dinner at La Ciccia in San Francisco

On the recommendation of our friends M&N, who unfortunately could not join us, D, R, P and I took the J Church to La Ciccia on 30th St in SF.¬† This is a Sardinian restaurant with a well-respected wine list. … Continue reading

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17 May 2010 – Dinner at Borobudur in San Francisco

Written the 27th: We spent a couple of days in SF with P, and on the first, had dinner at Borobudur, an Indonesian restaurant near where we stayed. The meal was very good. We shared a serving of their fried … Continue reading

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16 May 2010 – Skirt Steak with cilantro garlic sauce; roasted asparagus with feta

(Written the 27th:) For an easy dinner that we thought P would enjoy, we used two coordinated recipes from Gourmet of April 2004 that we have enjoyed before (rather often, together and separately): Skirt steak with cilantro garlic sauce, and … Continue reading

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15 May 2010 – Two pizzas for three people

D’s Dad P is here, and we made two pizzas for dinner. Did have some leftovers, of course! I added some dried basil and some garlic (cooked in oil several seconds) to the small bit of leftover spaghetti sauce D … Continue reading

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14 March 2010 – Spaghetti with tomato sauce; chard

D re-ran the tomato sauce for spaghetti that he made a few nights ago. He added some herbs and mushrooms again. He made chard on the side – I think boiled briefly, and served with salt and pepper. The pepper … Continue reading

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13 May 2010 – Grilled cheese after fighting with the plumbing

This was a quick dinner, very late, after D fought with the plumbing much of the day. He did win, but by that time didn’t feel much like cooking. I had gone for a workout, so was also running late. … Continue reading

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12 May 2010 – Spaghetti with mushrooms and hard sausage; asparagus with aioli

D made this pasta with mushrooms and a little bit of Fra Mano sausage, cut into teeny pieces. I think it had some parsley. (Writing this on the 16th) I’m going to have to sort out the wine later. D … Continue reading

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11 May 2010 – Insta-pizza with Wells sauce and pesto

We were running out of bread, and it was getting rather dry anyway, so this potential pasta sauce turned into an insta-pizza instead. The “insta-pizza” uses a quick-crust recipe, half whole wheat, from Patricia Wells’ 2008-ish cookbook “Vegetables at the … Continue reading

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10 May 2010 – Grilled eggplant sandwiches with aioli; sorrel soup

On Friday I grilled eggplant for a pizza, but held back four slices for these favorite sandwiches. It was rainy and coldish out, so I decided we also needed something warm, and I made sorrel soup with potatoes. Both recipes … Continue reading

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9 May 2010 – Revised spaghetti with Bolognese; kale

D took over cooking and revised his Bolognese sauce from last night by adding a lot more herbs (“you can see them now”) and mushrooms. It was much more interesting this time – quite yummy. He also cooked a second … Continue reading

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8 May 2010 – Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce; chard

D made this tomato sauce with hamburger and bits of a pork loin chop. It was tasty, but, as he noted, had not enough herbs or salt. He picked chard from the garden and cooked it in water (!) and … Continue reading

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7 May 2010 – Eggplant and red pepper pizza with Bulgarian feta

This was a good pizza but not a great one. Too dry, somehow. D thought the crust was great, which is nice. I did the usual eggplant prep, which is from Potager by Georgeanne Brennan¬† but is intended for eggplant/aioli … Continue reading

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