If previous years can predict the future, I expect the internet will be going dead beginning tomorrow and through Thursday, unless, of course, you’re the Butterball site where all panicking turkey cooks go in the final hours of preparing the big feast. Then, all of you will return on Friday, but not to read about… Read More
Archives for November 2014
When you’re a traditional Italian, Sunday dinner is usually pasta. I don’t write much about Sunday dinner because that would probably bore you guys to tears. Make the gravy, boil the pasta. Every week. Yawn. Yesterday, it was a little different. Joe and I went to see “Interstellar” and it was a loooooooong movie. We… Read More
This probably isn’t the prettiest food pic that’s been posted on this site, but I promise you, it’s notable for other reasons.
I don’t know what happened this week, but it seems like I’m being drawn to old-fashioned dishes. First there was the chicken marsala earlier this week… I’m still wishing there were leftovers from that night in the refrigerator. The next evening I made these stuffed peppers, another dish I associate with the last century, but not with modern… Read More
Wonderful surprises will just happen sometimes. One day you’re scratching your head wondering what to make for dinner that just might appeal to your picky teen, and the next day your picky teen makes a request for a dish that you can’t remember ever cooking for her, but you know will elevate the dinner hour… Read More
It happened again this weekend. And, as often happens, I blame Joe for it.
Pan cooked chicken and cooked barley with green peppers, parsley, and kalamata olives mixed in at the end were the easy items on last night’s dinner table. The chicken was so easy as well. After preparing a small mixture of chopped herbs (parsley since I didn’t have tarragon), chopped garlic, lemon zest and juice, the… Read More
Unless you live under a rock, a rock that has 5 layers of moss on it, covered in 2 feet of snow, with a topping of ice, you can’t miss the fact that we’re firmly entrenched in the middle of the “holiday season.” What is that, anyway? Oh, yeah, that’s when retailers grease the wheels… Read More
Q. How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
The week of winging it is over! Hooray! Seriously. It’s too hard for me to live like that, wandering down the aisles of Trader Joe’s with no plan in mind. Attempting to improvise a few easy meal ideas as I wandered. Wow, talk about walking and chewing gum at the same time – except this… Read More