WaPo had a recipe recently for roasted tomato cheddar pie. The crust was supposed to include cheddar cheese and filling made of sliced and roasted tomatoes and shallots, then topped with a mixture of more cheese, mayo, dijon, and torn up basil. Lazy moi used a premade crust and added a little goat cheese - end result was delicious. Served with sautéed peppers with capers, garlic, and almonds and asparagus, not shown
Tonight was the first time I’ve cooked dinner in a while as I spent the last week week helping my 93 y/o aunt move from her 2nd floor walk up condo to an independent living apartment with an elevator.
For many years, we’ve celebrated St Jospeh’s Day with the traditional Pasta con Sarde - Bucatini with Fennel and Sardines. I make it with “Cucco Seasoning for Macroni with Sardines” that is doctored up with extra sautéed onions and tomato paste, the same way my friend who introduced me to this tradition always made it.
I usually make a fennel side dish with the pasta but the fennel didn’t look great so I decided wing it with a chopped salad that used up much of what was hanging around the fridge - parsley, celery, cucumber, olive salad, provolone and salami. A big thanks to The Sprout for chopping. They ended up going very well together.
We enjoyed another outstanding dinner at Jasper Stone in Monroe, NJ including lamb chops; Chilean sea bass; halibut; baked clams with garlic, citrus, chili, and breadcrumbs; creamy mac n cheese with rock shrimp and tasso ham; beet salad; chocolate cake. It all went great with an excellent cabernet and Syrah.
Beef bourguignon with spaetzle - beef chuck marinated for 24 hours in red wine with onion, carrots, garlic and bouquet garni. Afterwards braised for 3.5 hours with salt pork and some flour to thicken and some mushrooms added at the end.
Bacon Cheeeboigah on a Bulkie roll.
Ketchup on the bottom.
Kraft American Single on top.
Bacon on top-top.
Fritos. (Because no Ruffles with ridges in the house. Also because Ruffles aren’t Orange.)
Carrot-Raisin Salad. To pretend it’s all healthy.
And Wine. Since this is the end of my 4-day weekend.
We left my husband’s doctors visit after 4 today. Talked about dinner tonight. Checked off everything we’ve had in the last week or so. Mexican, Chinese, BBQ, Fried chicken, corned beef, hamburgers and French fries. Tired of everything. So I decided on our old stand by since I had it in the fridge. Hot Italian sausage with onions, peppers, a little tomato sauce and red wine. Cheesy garlic bread and a salad for him with bottled Balsamic. The reason I put that jar in the background is because it’s mostly cauliflower nowadays with a few carrots and peppers. He Keeps buying it though.