Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pork chop pasta with sage; avocado salad; asparagus – 16 March 2012

We opened a wine I bought last week at Grocery Outlet – a Minervois that cost $15.99, but allegedly was (once) worth $60. D decided to use the last pork chop (also from Grocery Outlet) in a pasta to go … Continue reading

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Odd lots: soup; potatoes with cannellini beans; cold veggies; cheeses – 15 March 2012

D had a good, if a bit odd, dinner waiting for us when we got back from tonight’s neighborhood meeting. He made a soup yesterday for himself and R for lunch, with a canned broth, canned garbanzos, some roundish pasta … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops; potatoes; cannellini beans; sauteed onions; grilled asparagus – 14 March 2012

I called D from Grocery Outlet, and he suggested I look for some prepared meats from Fra’ Mani and other notable producers. While I didn’t find those, I did mention seeing some boneless pork loin chops for a good price … Continue reading

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Jacket potato with Beemster and cannellini beans; broccoli – 13 March 2012

D planned this one in advance. He bought two medium russet potatoes at the Bowl, and microwaved them for about 10 minutes, then opened them, topped with cannellini beans covered with Beemster (a gouda), and broiled to mel the cheese. … Continue reading

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Cannellini beans; angel hair pasta with leftover sauce; cold veggies; before and after a neighborhood meeting – 12 March 2012

I got home with about 10 minutes to spare before our 6:30 neighborhood meeting. Since I was leading the meeting, it would not do to be late. D had a nice plate of veggies for me, of which I managed … Continue reading

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“Baked” potato with sour cream and chives; Brussls sprouts – 11 March 2012

D cooked up a quick and good dinner, after a long day’s (weekend) work. He cooked us each a Yukon Gold potato in the microwave, and finished them off under the broiler, briefly, then topped them with sour cream mixed … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; chard from the garden – 10 March 2012

D found a bag of “bargain” tomatoes at the Bowl for 99 cents and made them into a sauce. He and peeled the tomatoes by dipping in boiling water, then removing the skins. He added thyme from the garden, onions … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus and lemon zest – 9 March 2012

D got home at almost 7:30, but still cooked a wonderful and delicious risotto. He precooked a thin-sliced shallot, and then cooked a cup of riso in, eventually, about 5 cups of chicken stock from the freezer. He added asparagus, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 8 March 2012

D cooked one of his specialties tonight: I’ve written about this forever, so not repeating. We had a new wine from Grocery Outlet, a Chateau Larkan Bordeaux from 2010. D liked it better than I did, but it was perfectly … Continue reading

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Cheese, bread, hard boiled egg and cold veggies before the Planning Commission meeting – 7 March 2012

D put together a quick but good meal since we had to leave for the Planning Commission meeting by about 6:40. He took out the last of some cheeses he and R had gotten during their recent show, and added … Continue reading

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Linguine with Wells sauce and goat cheese; salad – 6 March 2012

D took off with an idea I had the other night. We had Patricia Wells’ goat cheese with tomato sauce, herbs, and olives, and noted there was enough goat cheese left to make it again. Remembering a pasta from the … Continue reading

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Baked potato with sour cream; espresso cheese; zucchini; cauliflower – 5 March 2012

In order to use up more of the sour cream, D decided to make baked potatoes; however, he didn’t have baking potatoes, and he didn’t have the time to bake potatoes. We had Yukon Golds, so he cleaned up two … Continue reading

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Chevre with Wells sauce, olives and herbs; yard chard – 4 March 2012

Working on finishing an opened, large log of Laura Chenel Chevre, D and I decided that making this neat recipe from Patricia Wells at Home in Provence would be a great idea. We used a 102oz (!) can of whole … Continue reading

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Chicken “bruschetta” with romaine and tomato – 3 March 2012

Absolutely love this recipe from the last issue of Gourmet (R.I.P.). Bread, chicken, lettuce, and tomato halves are all broiled. Lettuce is coated in lemon vinaigrette; chicken is topped with mayo/Dijon/lemon/parmesan dressing; tomato is brushed wtih oil and topped with … Continue reading

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Bow-tie pasta with grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and Bulgarian feta – 2 March 2012

I had one roasted red pepper left over, so I decided to make an eggplant pasta. I bought a smallish globe eggplant a few days ago. I sliced this into about 1/2″ slices, brushed them with olive oil, in which … Continue reading

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Black bean and Andouille sausage soup; Brussels sprouts – 1 March 2012

I was going to make this soup last weekend, but it got warm. Fortunately or otherwise, the cold, grey, and rain returned, and I made this soup yesterday afternoon so as to have it for dinner tonight. Unfortunately, I had … Continue reading

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