So I went to visit a friend last week. I planned simple things I knew Olaf (that’s the psued I’m going with for the husband) could deal with: Pancake Thursday, Pasta Friday, and Pizza Saturday (homemade – O’s a wizard with a yeasted dough). And then I took off for other parts. But that meant […]
So what was for dinner last night? Leftovers. I made a pot of basmati rice. While it was cooking I sautéed a pepper and some garlic, threw in a can of diced tomatoes and the other half the black beans I cooked Sunday for tacos. That simmered while the rice steamed and I stirred them […]
Dinner tonight was meant to be relatively quick and easy after the all-afternoon production number of yesterday’s feast. “Michigan Hotdish” is the family name for something I grew up eating: thin coins of smoked sausage fried up with onions, cubed potatoes, and apples. Mom was unable to give it a name other than “you know, […]
As I’ve said, meal planning is a vital part of eating well on a budget. That’s well illustrated by the debate around the SNAP Challenge, in which lawmakers and policy advocates attempt to live for a week on the amount of cash that an average SNAP recipient receives. Most policymakers have been comfortably food secure […]
We’ve never made a thing about going out to eat on Mother’s Day. Or Father’s Day. Or Valentine’s Day, or any of the days that mean restaurants are crowded and specials are pricey. So it wasn’t really a sacrifice to stay home today. Sunday is often “Stunt cooking” day, where we do something […]
I typically fry diced bacon, caramelize the bulbs in bacon fat, and toss it all with pasta. This week I think the plan is a ramp and mushroom tart, if I can make a decent blitz puff pastry.
Finished the meal plan last night (will post that later). It’s a fine, sunny, Saturday morning. I’ll be leaving shortly for the Farmer’s market, where I will meet a friend, drink some coffee, and buy eggs, one meat item (probably italian sausage, since pasta with red sauce and pizza are both on the […]