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What I had for dinner on Friday, September 7, 2012

My current cook-like-you’re-single favorite meal is:

2 oz penne or similar fat pasta (not spaghetti), cooked
~1 Tbsp diced local shallot
1 can locally-fished albacore tuna
buncha capers from the organic capers jar in the fridge, plus caper juice
as many homegrown tomatoes as seems appropriate, chopped
a big drizzle of olive oil
s&p as usual

Combine in bowl after you put [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, March 9, 2012

I went to Texas! I went to South by Southwest Interactive for work. By the time I got my hotel (back in like November) all the downtown places were sold out, but I found the Hotel Allandale, which, though it was like ten miles out of downtown, has a kitchen in each room and is [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, March 5, 2012

Leftover spaghetti sauce from the other day.

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spaghetti! With sauce made of a pound of ground beef, two quarts island tomatoes, and probably some onions and garlic. Storebought pasta because my pasta-making station is still full of other crap, :( . After reducing a bunch I froze a pint of the sauce for another day.

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The other day I made pasta sauce, but there was way too much, so I filled up a pint jar with the reduced sauce and hucked it the freezer. Today we thawed it out and ate it with about a quarter of a box of storebought Barilla spaghetti.

What I had for dinner on Sunday, January 29, 2012

I cooked up a pound of ground beef that I’d thawed earlier in the week, and added two quarts of Paulson Farms tomatoes, a half-pint of frozen Laughing Crow onions that I’d caramelized in the crock pot in fall, plus a chunk of minced LC/hg garlic, a dollop of homegrown previously-frozen pesto, a couple sprigs [...]

What I had for dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oh, a tired day.

G. had school so I did all the morning chores, then got myself all cleaned up and drove (all by myself!) down to Olympia to visit my grandma at my aunt’s house. It was a good visit all around, though the trip was a bit stressful. I’ve only had a license [...]

What I had for dinner on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Leftovers: pasta, soup etc.

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In my freezer sweep the other day, I grabbed a baggie of frozen slow-roasted tomatoes and a little jar of pesto, and hucked them in the fridge to thaw for an easy weeknight meal.

That was tonight! I usually work from home on Wednesdays, but I went in today, so G was on dinner duty. [...]

What I had for dinner on Thursday, January 5, 2012

G. made spaghetti carbonara with some storebought organic bacon, homegrown duck eggs, the usual Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and the usual storebought Barilla pasta. Also salad.