Monthly Archives: December 2015

Chicken pot pie with sage biscuit topping; broccoli – 25 December 2015

I suggested early on that, since there were enough of us to make this light work, we make this “Chicken Pot Pie with Sage Biscuit Topping” for Christmas dinner with Mom and brother B, and R&E. There is lots of … Continue reading

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“Janet’s Chili”; green beans – 24 December 2015

I made our usual Christmas Eve dinner of chili, which simmers for 3 hours, so is great for pre-prep for a busy evening. Brown one chopped onion and 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, remove grease, add 28 oz tomatoes (chop if … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce – 23 December 2015

At Mom’s for a bit – the whole family. R&E, who arrived two days earlier, cooked dinner with the spaghetti sauce and pork sausage they’d picked up at Trinacria in Baltimore, while B, D, & I went out to choose … Continue reading

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Emptying the fridge 22 December 2015

Getting ready to fly to Mom’s tomorrow at the crack of dawn – leaving the house well before the crack of dawn, actually – so we tried to eat up everything perishable in the fridge, while also freezing two lunch-sized … Continue reading

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Omelette with mushrooms and aged gouda; lettuce salad – 20 December 2015

We decided we were too stressed to go to a party tonight, so had one unexpected dinner to make (yes, we RSVP’d “no”). We had two eggs left, and D was confident that would be fine. I suggested we have … Continue reading

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Lemon kefta tagine; couscous – 19 December 2015

I’d been wanting to make this tagine again for awhile – in fact, wanted to make it all last winter but couldn’t find the cookbook (which appeared back on the shelf… just missing it? It’s thin…). So when R&E donated … Continue reading

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Butternut squash soup; apples and gorgonzola dolce – 18 December 2015

This is the soup I had at Pizzaiolo, asked the chef about, and got the recipe – so simple! – told to me in a few seconds. The recipe as recovered from my quickly written recording of it is here. … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper, potatoes, and tapenade – 17 December 2015

Picked a favorite for my b/day (trad.) b/c there was not to be any other celebration – that happens some random time in the summer when life is less busy. So I decided to make one of my favorite pizzas … Continue reading

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Open-faced sandwich with prosciutto and cheese: broccoli – 15 December 2015

We didn’t have a lot of time to cook, and decided just to use up the Grocery Outlet prosciutto we’ve been using for awhile now. I cooked the remaining pieces of prosciutto in a bit of olive oil and placed … Continue reading

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Beef stew with added peas – 14 December 2015

I texted D at about 6:30 wondering if he had ideas for dinner. He just said maybe beef stew again, so I reminded him of his idea of adding peas. He said yeah, and headed out for a new loaf … Continue reading

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Avgolemmono; Brussels sprouts – 5 December 2015

We thought of a few dinners that want making and when to make them. When D didn’t have to spend the day (and therefore evening) at the Holiday Bazaar, we decided this was the night for him to make avgolemmono. … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Pizza – 2 December 2015

D bought a couple of nice heirloom tomatoes on Saturday from Tomatero Farm at the Grand Lake Market, and suggested I make another Four Cheese Pizza from the Greens cookbook. We had more of the Vacherin substitute for Fontina Valle … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad with tomatoes – 1 December 2015 (ack!)

Oooo, cool, my blog is snowing again 🙂 A little feature WordPress offers. Nice. I’ve written about this meal a lot – D’s invention, sort of his signature dish: mushrooms and pine nuts cooked in olive oil, parsley added here, … Continue reading

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