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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 Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We processed chickens last weekend and on Sunday night we did a simple salt-and-pepper, butter-basted roast chicken (425ยบ until done). Today G. fried up some homegrown, homecured bacon, then warmed slices of the Sunday chicken breast in the same pan after draining it (pan, not breast). Layered onto Macrina herb buns with just-picked garden tomato, [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

G. was in bed sick before I even got home, but I made myself some fish tacos as originally planned anyway.

I grilled some Pike Place Market mahi mahi — I usually use halibut cheeks but they were out and the guy said mahi mahi was a good fish taco fish — with a rub [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Still in Texas, but going home tomorrow, so time to use up all the food. I ate my tomatoes sliced on a plate with salt and pepper and olive oil; some bread with the last of the mushroom pesto; and the last of the pork mushroom barley stew.

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 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 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 Friday, December 30, 2011

No real plan for dinner tonight, so when we got home at about 5:30, bringing G. home from his doctor appointment/procedure thing in the city, I looked at what we had, and set about preparing enchiladas. Since we noted last time that we would like to put more stuff in them, and since we had [...]

What I had for dinner on Monday, December 26, 2011

Leftover tortilla soup. Yum.