Tag Archives: Green beans

Risotto in lamb stock with mushrooms and rosemary; haricots – 4 October 2017

D made stock out of the cut-off fat, and then the cooked bones, from the lamb loin chops we had the other day, and decided a risotto made with that would be good. He cooked theย  1 cup arborio rice … Continue reading

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Chicken with tarragon/vinegar onion sauce; rice; green beans – 11 June 2017

Hello computer. When E & I went to Costco, I bought a pack of chicken breast “fillets” – which turns out to mean no tenders included – and D and I decided to leave one of the packets in the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with defrosted fresh tomato sauce with new mushrooms and hard sausage – 5 May 2017

I knew I was going to spend most of the afternoon running around shopping – University Press Books, shoe store – so knew it was not the day for a pizza, though I did buy the chard for one (to … Continue reading

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Bitty bit of fresh pasta with tomato/chevre sauce; asparagus with aioli – 3 May 2017

Still using up the Laura Chenel goat cheese we opened. Costco is now selling this in a terrible container – too large, and too vulnerable once opened. Bring back the 11-oz logs! But we make an attempt ๐Ÿ™‚ I weighed … Continue reading

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Baked “quadrucci” with ham and prosciutto; green beans – 19 April 2017

I made a list of stuff we need to use up before it goes bad, and this recipe used fully four of those ingredients (but didn’t use any of them up completely, alas). I made fresh pasta, six sheets as … Continue reading

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Paccheri with mushrooms and boudin blanc; green beans – 14 January 2017

We needed to use up some white mushrooms, and I suggested trying my boudin blanc pasta with these instead of the usual eryngii and hen-of-the-woods (maitake). I had bought cream for [what turns out to be] tomorrow’s “poblano quiche” so … Continue reading

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Good pizza with mushrooms and green pepper; green beans – 27 December 2016

Still cooking for brother B at Mom’s, to give him a cooking break in his caring for Mom. So. I redeemed myself on the pizza front. Very unusual pizza for me (sorta “Americano”) but worked fine. D looked up the … Continue reading

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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … 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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Speck; green beans – 10 August 2015

Wow, we’re both tired out tonight! D worked hard on the new studio all day, and I struggled on the phone with multiple error-prone organizations – more burnt out than physically tired, to be sure. Fortunately had planned a pretty … Continue reading

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Cannellini and prosciutto salad (aka “speck”); prosciutto-wrapped figs; green beans – 21 June 2015

A 12-picture day! – lots of memorable food, including a Father’s Day treat from R, of course. I have a semi-choreographed ballet of ingredients-to-use-up, of which dinner was a part, but I can never keep all the elements of it … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo; green beans – 13 June 2015

I have wanted to make this soup for a long time, but it’s a lot of work and it’s not optimal to smell like garlic during the school season ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s a cold weather soup, and it’s June, but the … Continue reading

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Omelette with salsa and Monterey Jack; green beans – 4 June 2015

Cooking for Mom and brother B at Mom’s, to give them a cooking break. [Written 150625 based on photos and the memories they bring up…] Mom loved the salsa a couple nights ago, so I suggested trying this omelette, as … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-basil sauce and mild cheddar; green beans; pear salad; multi-grain baguette pieces – 29 December 2014

Mom noted that we had about 2 1/2 dozen eggs, and even with using 5 in the poteca we would still have an overstock, so I volunteered to make an omelette for dinner. I mixed three servings separately, one egg … Continue reading

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Pan fried salmon; rice; green beans – 25 December 2014

Looking to the sensibilities of almost-veggie bro B, and those of Mom, who likes to see protein/veggie/starch meals, I suggested salmon for dinner, and this was endorsed by all. The butcher at the Giant cut a long fillet so that … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens, and lemon-parsley butter; green beans – 30 November 2014

I’ve been waiting to make this for weeks. Finally found a time when nothing else was scheduled, when there was no bread, and before the bacon went bad. Amazing. D helped cook this, which made it ge much faster, b/c … Continue reading

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Linguine with Hen-of-the-woods Mushrooms; green beans; salad; wondrous cake – 3 July 2014

We intentionally made this a very light dinner, since R was making P2 a special birthday cake (delayed one day b/c they had been in SF on her b/day) and we wanted to have room for it w/o feeling stuffed. … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; fresh cranberry beans; green beans – 28 June 2013

Friday night, and I was expecting to be home late, but ended up home an hour early instead. D was going to cook, but ended up being late. We traded off, since I discovered there was still time to open … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in creamy cheese sauce; green beans – 17 June 2013

Hm. WordPress looks all different. Seems to work… D reminded me today that I have a large chunk of Fontina Valle d’Aosta from The Cheese Board that I want to use and not let get old. This was an exceptionally … Continue reading

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Grilled Butcher’s steak with garlic and rosemary; risotto, green beans with mushrooms and sesame seeds – 3 February 2012

D went to Berkeley Bowl on his way home and bought a Butcher’s steak (“cheaper than flatiron”) and some Blue Lake green beans in a discount bag for 99 cents, and, adding a risotto, made this into a Christmas dinner … Continue reading

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Pork loin with pomegranate sauce; green beans with ginger – 25 December 2011

Well, we planned three meals today but should have planned only two. Given we had breakfast at about 10:30 and lunch at 3, we had a hard time getting hungry for dinner. And of course there were the Christmas Cookies … Continue reading

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Mom’s chili; green beans; exceptional wine – 18 December 2011

Tonight I made the chili that Mom used to make every Christmas Eve, to have when everyone was hysterically wrapping presents and generally going nuts. After a simple beginning, the chili simmers for 3-4 hours, while you do other stuff. … Continue reading

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Eggs baked in tomato sauce, with milk-soaked croutons – 6 December 2011

Wow, this was excellent, and really interesting. Another new recipe from our newest cookbooks from ‘ino in New York. D resurrected the remaining croutons from the 4th, which had been in an airtight (more or less) container with a snap-on … Continue reading

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Chili; canned green beans – 7 November 2011

D was cold at work today and came home wanting a hearty, warm dinner. He decided to make chili. He cooked the remaining more-than-half of a yellow onion from the fridge and some large garlic chunks in olive oil, then … Continue reading

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