These meatballs were an unintentional experiment.
We were planning on having burgers….
As happened so often this spring the weather turned and mon mari decided that he would rather not grill burgers in the rain.
That was fine as I was no longer in the mood for eating burgers, as it was cold, damp and windy.
Meatballs seemed a better … Continue reading.....
Sometimes life should be easy.
When unknown critters are wreaking havoc on all things edible in my potager I do what any practical person would do….
In my case it was to buy some good pesto.
And some good, fresh pasta.
Add one of mon mari’s favorite fruits, avocado, some cooked, cleaned shrimp and dinner is served … Continue reading.....
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when I bought cook books whenever we traveled.
I still do that.
Except now I do it surreptitiously as someone, who shall remain nameless, thinks that I have more than enough cook books already.
When we were in Marrakesh I bought three small cook books – two were in French and … Continue reading.....
When we lived in Minnesota I made pasta almost every weekend in the winter.
I had an extruder for the round and tubular shapes, and used my trusty Pasta Queen for the flat shapes.
I worked 70 – 80 hours a week but I had time to make pasta.
Now I’m retired and don’t have time to make pasta.
In … Continue reading.....
I don’t have anything in my vegetable garden yet.
Actually, I haven’t even thought about it yet. I need warm sunshine to put me in the mood.
We’ve had cold wind and rain.
Still – I have started to crave spring foods.
I saw the first artichokes last week and the avocados have been good.
I broke down and bought … Continue reading.....
I like putting spinach with ground beef – burgers, meat loaf and, now, meatballs.
It only takes an extra minute or two and I don’t have to bother with another vegetable.
Plus I can justify eating more meatballs and that’s always a good thing.
About the meatballs…. I have discovered that If I put the whole lot on a plate, … Continue reading.....
Growing up Catholic we had a lot of Tuna Casseroles on Friday nights.
It was a great relief to all of us when the Powers That Be ditched the ‘no meat on Friday’ rule.
My mother’s Tuna Casserole was a conundrum for me: I loved tuna and macaroni but I loathed Cream of Mushroom Soup.
It wasn’t the flavor of … Continue reading.....
We had pasta last weekend.
We love pasta but we don’t have it often. When we do we like to make it worthwhile.
Again, one of our old favorites that I haven’t made in years. It was as good as we remembered.
The avocado makes a wonderful, creamy sauce – without cream.
And shrimp is always good…..
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