Tag Archives: Costco wine

Panini; romano beans; fresh tomatoes – 28 September 2012

I was going to make a pizza tonight, but got home too late to start the dough. However, I found I still had one Semifreddi ciabatta roll in the freezer, so I pulled that out to make panini, and ran … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomato sauce (!) and dry sausage – 10 August 2012

A few days ago, D found some “used tomatoes” at the Bowl – Romas (I think) in a 99 cent bag to sell quickly – and made a salsa with the best ones. He cooked the less great ones into … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, goat cheese, and herbs – 21 July 2012

We were out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza to use more of the Costco (Laura Chenel) goat cheese and great Odoriko tomatoes from Miyashita Farms. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board’s excellent recipe … Continue reading

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Chicken “bruschetta” with broiled romaine and tomato – 11 May 2012

D wanted to get bread for lunch, so I chose a simple dinner that worked with bread – needed (snicker) in fact. I asked him to get an Acme Pain au Levain, and cut the bread so I could have … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 7 May 2012

I had plans to make a pizza whenever the bread ran out, which was today at lunch. I got home after 5pm, and aggressively defrosted my most recent dough, which had more than 1/3 white whole wheat flour. I ended … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and hard sausage; salad with new lettuce and avocado; broccoli – 20 April 2012

D cooked another dinner using as a base the tomato sauce he cooked a few days ago, using fresh tomatoes from a Bowl “use me quickly” bag, with onions and thyme. Tonight he sauteed some sliced mushrooms, pine nuts, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and mushrooms; asparagus – 13 April 2012

D made a quick but good dinner. He took out the fresh tomato sauce he made awhile ago, sliced and sauteed some mushrooms, and added the sauce, then served over spaghetti (Garofolo from Costco). He also boiled some asparagus he … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; roasted asparagus with feta – 6 April 2012

D went to the Bowl today and found a 99 cent bag of “use me now” tomatoes, so he made a tomato sauce for tonight. This is based on a Georgeanne Brennan recipe, and includes garlic and onions, fresh tomatoes, … 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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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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Angel hair pasta with Brussels sprouts, soppresatta, pinenuts, and Grana Padano – 10 February 2012

D got home before I did for a change, and offered me “cooking wine” (he was, in fact, cooking) as soon as I walked in. He found this pasta recipe in one of the ‘ino cookbooks. He took the leaves … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/hamburger/mushroom sauce – 20 January 2012

D took out the tomato sauce he made from ‘sell-quickly’ tomatoes and herbs, and to which he had added hamburger and a small amount of leftover grilled pork, and this time sauteed some sliced brown mushrooms to add. Very tasty … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with hamburger, leftover pork, and other stuff – 16 January 2012

D took over cooking with my semester starting tomorrow. He took out the tomato sauce he made several days ago, and added to it. He started by heating some scallions that I saved in the fridge when I cut up … Continue reading

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Pizza with Brussels sprouts and pancetta – 6 January 2012

When I bought pancetta (minimum order 1/4 lb) for the pasta the other night, I also bought some Brussels sprouts so I could make this pizza to use up some of the remaining pancetta. I got a kick out of … Continue reading

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Linguine with Pancetta Mushroom Cream Sauce; kale from the garden – 4 January 2012

I pulled this recipe from the Contra Costa Times ages ago – yikes! 24 July 1996! might even have been the Trib – but never made it till now. It used up the last 1/4 cup of whipping cream from … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken breast with mayo-dijon-lemon sauce; Thai jasmine rice; sugar snap peas with mint – 26 December 2011

D looked through the fridge this morning and found pork from yesterday and chicken from late last week. We decided to use up the chicken tonight and the pork for lunch tomorrow. I reheated the single chicken-breast-slice (I had cut … Continue reading

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Chicken, tomatoes, romaine, and bread, coated and broiled; sugar snap peas – 23 December 2011

I spotted this recipe when looking through the last issue 😦 of Gourmet, from November 2009, for good dinner ideas for Christmas. This caught my eye because of its beauty, and it looked pretty easy. The reviews on epicurious made … Continue reading

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Split pea soup with smoked ham; pear salad; Petit Basque – 19 December 2011

This is an incredibly easy soup, and incredibly delicious, especially for a chilling evening in December. I think it is better when there is more meat on the soup bones, but this one was still quite tasty. I started the … Continue reading

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Pesto; P’tit Basque; pear salad with pecans – 16 December 2011

I got home late after getting all my work done before the campus furlough period. No idea what to cook, so I looked in the freezer to see if there was anything we’d previously frozen that would work for dinner. … Continue reading

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Panini; radishes with butter and salt – 2 December 2011

Well, I managed not to write this up on time and have forgotten (by the 22nd!) which panino this was 😦 I expect it was the excellent one with radicchio and scamorze and truffle oil, since there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Pizza with radicchio, endive, walnuts, and Roquefort – 21 October 2011

We were running out of bread, and I decided, rather than make a new loaf for Friday, to have a pizza Friday night. I knew I could leave work a bit early to have time to make the crust, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato sauce, enhanced with bacon and mushrooms; bruschetta – 14 October 2011

D had some leftover tomato sauce that he made using fresh tomatoes from the Bowl, from a cheapo “use ’em quick” bag. He grilled up the last slice of bacon, and sauteed some sliced brown mushrooms in the bacon fat … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; bruschetta with shell beans – 7 October 2011

D went to the Bowl and found another bag of about-to-go-bad Romas on sale for 99 cents. He usually buys these if he can use them right away, and today he made a tomato sauce, using Georgeanne Brennan’s recipe from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Gaeta olive tapenade and green beans – 1 October 2011

October? Already?? Well, D made it worth our while to get this far with an excellent dinner – one he makes with some frequency, but none the less for that. The recipe is from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. … Continue reading

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Pasta with cranberry beans and hard sausage; green beans with mushrooms – 30 September 2011

D keeps finding fresh shell beans at the Bowl, and keeps buying them b/c they’re terrific. He bought these cranberry beans before M&N arrived with tons of leftovers, but these kept nicely in the fridge for a few days. When … Continue reading

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