Tag Archives: Lunch

Pizza Margherita; Brussels sprouts – 12 December 2017

OMG Doug Jones won! Whoopeee!! Plus, we had a pizza Margherita, always a good thing, not least b/c it’s so easy (once you’ve got frozen cubes of sauce and frozen pizza dough). I defrosted 5 cubes of Margherita sauce, and … Continue reading

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Pizza with Italian sausage, tomato sauce, arugula, and cheeses; orange, olive, and onion salad – 9 December 2017

I intended to make a pizza I first made in 2012, based on an epicurious recipe – just tomato sauce, mixed, grated fontina Valle d’Aosta and Pecorino Romano cheeses, and arugula tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette over the top. But. … Continue reading

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Tilapia; piperade; brown rice – 8 December 2017

D really wanted to try the piperade alongside a fish. I went to the Bowl and texted him some options, and he selected tilapia. No bones! That’s a big plus for me. The smallish fillet I got was maybe half … Continue reading

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Pizza with walnuts, gorgonzola dolce, and arugula – 6 December 2017

We have a half-pillow of arugula from the Bowl, since R found a pillow and asked us to split. Our half I think was pressed into too small a bag, and is a bit broken up and therefore its lifetime … Continue reading

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Grilled pork loin chops; Brussels sprouts; piperade – 4 December 2017

D grilled one boneless top pork loin chop from yesterday’s Costco trip, split into two normal-thickness pieces. He put lots of garlic slices (“which fell off”) on them while they awaited cooking and warmed to room temperature, as well as … Continue reading

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Burrata, baby lettuce salad, and roasted, marinated red pepper; yellow beans – 22 November 2017

This is pretty much a direct copy of a previous dinner, which was a direct attempt – quite successful – to copy Vino Volo’s plate called “Burrata.” the first time I had this was at IAD, (24 March 2016, as … Continue reading

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Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Excellent chicken quesadilla at A1A Ale Works – 13 November 2017

So, here we are traveling, and the presence of family all around meant we mostly ate at restaurants with them – resulting in D&me eating more restaurant meals in one week than in the previous year, unless I miss my … Continue reading

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Fondue with borrowed fondue pot; roasted asparagus – 12 November 2017

Our SIL L suggested we have the family’s traditional cheese fondue, the recipe brought to our (mutual) late MIL by a Swiss exchange student in the 60s. We were sure our FIL P would really enjoy it. Unfortunately, when D … Continue reading

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Blackened swordfish at Saltwater Cowboy – 10 November 2017

Nine more of our most excellent relatives got to town for the wedding tomorrow, and we arranged to have dinner together – 13 of us; this would be the newly-arrived bunch, and R&E, D&me. The four of us didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Deep-fried, beer-battered fish at a nifty roadside diner – 9 November 2017

We thought we’d stay at the Kennedy Space Center (Mecca of my childhood) only a couple of hours b/c we had D’s Dad P with us, but wow, we closed the place 😉 We arrived just in time for lunch, … Continue reading

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Greek dinner with family – 8 November 2017

We’ve been to this restaurant before – it’s a favorite of our other-coast family members – but I remember it being better than what I had this time. I ordered a mixed plate, and liked the spanokopita, but the moussaka … Continue reading

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Chicken with onion/raspberry/tarragon/vinegar sauce; rice; green beans (haricots?) – 4 November 2017

Mostly we are using stuff up before our trip, but we had fewer Things than nights, so got a Costco chicken breast packet out to make this. The rationale for this particular dish was the use of tarragon, which will … Continue reading

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Extra fresh pasta from last night with enhanced tomato sauce; roasted asparagus with feta – 2 November 2017

How the heck did it get to be November already? Anyway, as with a couple of previous instances, I used 2/3 of the fresh pasta dough last night for ravioli, and cut the rest into fettucine, which I let dry … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato soup; cole slaw; chicken sandwich – 22 October 2017

We’re still in the process of making sure we make all our tomato recipes before the season ends. I realized 1) we hadn’t made “M’s” tomato soup yet, and also the Dirty Girl Produce tomatoes were threatening to go soft … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh San Marzano tomato sauce – 21 October 2017

Our wonderful neighbor S came by earlier in the week with a large bowlful of San Marzano tomatoes, which they grew and couldn’t use all of. D resolved to make them into a sauce, which is apparently why Italians grow … Continue reading

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Using stuff up – 17 October 2017

D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I was alone for dinner. Tried to find the micro-pizza dough I am still sure I have in the freezer, but didn’t find it. Thought of going to the Bowl to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans; salad – 15 October 2017

D cooked this delicious dinner. He used most of the remaining cranberry beans that we cooked last week (with garlic cloves, rosemary, and salt in the water) and heated them in olive oil, adding marjoram and Greek oregano from the … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 9 October 2017

[This has no meat, but it does have fish. – meatless but not veggie.] We decided to have another Nicoise, using up some things that wanted eating. D’s suggestion, and then we just kept going “oh, and we have X.” … Continue reading

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Roasted cabbage with Italian sausage – 7 October 2017

So. We had cabbage – the most bizarre, pointy-headed cabbage, which is why I couldn’t resist it when I saw at Dirty Girl Produce – and also Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages, and I ran across this recipe, in a Bon … Continue reading

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Bread, cheese, and fruit before the symphony – 5 October 2017

Two composers actually present at the symphony tonight – pretty cool 🙂 And my friend S said the elder statesman of the two held a seminar in her living room for composition fellows that afternoon. Amazing. We enjoyed the concert. … Continue reading

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Ravioli with ricotta and fresh tomato sauce; simple salad with balsamic vinaigrette – 3 October 2017

We decided to use some of the remaining ricotta in another (third this week!) ravioli, with the fresh tomato sauce from La Cucina Italiana. I made the ravs, D made the sauce. D wanted to have simple ricotta – no … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, sage, and gorgonzola – 28 September 2017

Our sage plant is going great guns, and we want to use as much of its bounty as possible before it goes relatively dormant for the winter. I said I’d make a pizza. D says “but we want to use … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella with eggplant; exploding beer bottle – 23 September 2017

OK, so this set out to be a great dinner and it was, and then the beer (actually, cider) bottle explosion definitely made it a memorable evening. I wanted to make the eggplant panzanella from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling … Continue reading

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