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 [...]
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 [...]
Leftover spaghetti sauce from the other day.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Leftovers: pasta, soup etc.
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. [...]
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.