Monthly Archives: April 2011

The end of the spaghetti sauce; Brussels sprouts with pancetta – 30 April 2011

We had some leftovers to use up today, so had a pretty simple dinner. D reheated the rest of the spaghetti sauce (with hamburger and mushrooms) , adding, I think, a bit of red wine from a bottle that was … Continue reading

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Panini, fresh favas, and cold veggies – 27 April 2011

D and I met on the way home (I picked him up as he was walking home) and on the way, I asked him, “Are we having something good for dinner?” He said, “I hope so.” LOL! He is so … Continue reading

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! Spring rolls and veggie curry – 26 April 2011

Wow, D went all adventurous tonight. He clearly planned it in advance, b/c some of the ingredients are not stuff we have just lying around. He made spring rolls from scratch, along with a dipping sauce, and also a very … Continue reading

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Linguine with leftover hamburger/tomato sauce – 25 April 2011

Wow, we had a new wine tonight that we both really liked! Reminds us how rarely we have a “wow” wine at our price range. But first… D warmed up the tomato sauce with hamburger that we had the other … Continue reading

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Hamburgers on no-knead bread; broccoli – 24 April 2011

When we tried out the Tractor Shed Red from Costco, we both thought it lacked clarity and sublety, though had a good taste. Hamburger wine! I declared, and so D tried it out with this meal. It went pretty well. … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with pancetta and dandelion leaves; cold veggies – 23 April 2011

This is pretty much the same dish as is shown second from left in the banner above, and described in the post linked in the Banner Photos page. It’s from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, a stupendously good cookbook. It’s a favorite … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/hamburger sauce; salad with asparagus – 22 April 2011

D came home at six, but went out to work some more on kitchen cabinet doors, so he made a quick dinner when he came in at 7 or so. He cooked some of the tomatoes from the “I’m going … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts and parsley; Brussels sprouts with pancetta – 21 April 2011

D made his wonderful ‘signature’ pasta tonight. Mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley, all sauteed in olive oil, and tossed with spaghetti. He added brussels sprouts, boiled, then sauteed with a round of just-cooked pancetta. Delicious meal! This was too much … Continue reading

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Linguine with leftover pork, sage, and orange slices; cold veggies – 20 April 2011

D used up the rest of a previously-cooked pork chop (he used some for lunch for himself and R) that was actually half of a thick Costco chop, which he cooked a couple of days ago. He originally added thin … Continue reading

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Potato and chard soup in lamb stock; cold veggies – 19 April 2011

D cooked a soup for himself and R the other day, and tonight he added chard to it for dinner. The soup was made from lamb stock, from the bones leftover from dinner on the 16th, with peppercorns, bay, and … Continue reading

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Pasta with fresh tomato-basil sauce; salad of cauliflower and asparagus – 18 April 2011

D went to the Bowl today, and came across a bag of el-cheapo tomatoes (buy these to use today), so he made a pasta using those, with some of the basil left over from Saturday. The rest is just olive … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken breast pieces with oregano; pilaf; steamed artichokes – 12 April 2011

I called D from the Derby St. Farmers’ Market and asked if he wanted anything. I narrated my walk past a few booths, and he said “why don’t you get a couple of artichokes, and we can have those with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato/hamburger sauce; steamed leeks with vinaigrette – 11 April 2011

D got home late, and decided just to heat up the spaghetti sauce he’d made the other day, serving it over some boiled spaghetti, with grated parmesan. However, he added a rather special veggie to this. He steamed some leeks, … Continue reading

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Omelette with cheese, ham, and chives; garden salad – 10 April 2011

D made another wonderful omelette for dinner, along with a lovely salad. The bread is also his: a part-whole-wheat no-knead bread, I think also with Grape Nuts fines tossed in for a nice flavor and good nutrition besides. I’m writing … Continue reading

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Rex Sole with fresh salsa and rice – 7 April 2011

D stopped at the Bowl on the way home and bought some wild caught Rex Sole that was on sale. He had made a large vat of fresh salsa yesterday, and cooked the fish with that (started the fish sauteeing, … Continue reading

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Kabocha squash stew with coconut, curry, and cilantro – 6 April 2011

D used up the last large hunk of kabocha squash in a dish similar to the first one, though much thicker. He boiled the peeled squash pieces, and separately cooked onions in oil, adding mushroom slices and a small bit … Continue reading

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Pub dinner at home – 5 April 2011

I left work after 7:20 and arrived home before D, so I thought dinner (he’s cooking) would be rather late. He had a plan, however, and it was a really fun and yummy dinner. He cut chunks of a cheese … Continue reading

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Mexican dinner with the faculty – 4 April 2011

This was a wonderful dinner – great food, great company. I am not typically impressed by our catered dinners – they’re good, not scrumptious – but this one I totally enjoyed. They served us a platter of small corn tortillas … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover lamb and olives; pear and pecan salad – 3 April 2011

I didn’t write this up immediately, but I’ve psyched out a bunch of it from the photos and the context. D had not eaten all six of his lamb chunks the previous night – I think he kept two of … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebabs; roasted asparagus with feta; pilaf – 2 April 2011

We went to Costco this morning and, among 27 other bottles of wine, picked up one for “Christmas in March” (ok, it’s April, but I had a tooth problem then). Then we had to make a meal to go with … Continue reading

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Pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; boiled chard stems – 1 April 2011

D got home at 7:48 (by my cel phone), aghast at the time. He peeked in the fridge and pulled out the ingredients for his ‘signature’ pasta, and stems from the chard he served over polenta a few days ago. … Continue reading

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