Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kim and Molly: something...

 I've been falling behind with this. So now I don't remember what this is. I do remember that it was good, though, and that it was kind of stir-fry-ish.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kim (and Dee): Mushroom crostini, grilled vegetable salad, & garlic shrimp

A little work on Memorial Day weekend followed by six hours of preparing and eating a meal!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kim & Molly: Flank steak and more

Spring dinner outside before a 99ers gig. Flank steak marinade was the best we've had: soy sauce, olive oil, lots of garlic and rosemary, honey. Broad beans/favas were a little tough, but chilled with olive oil and a little parmesan put them in the right direction, left over potato salad, grilled mushrooms, bread and cheese - not just any cheese, Spanish manchego. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kim: Soft shell crab sandwich

A sunny, warm late spring evening at Minnehaha Falls. We arrived at Sea Salt Eatery before the crowds (that means before 6PM!). You don't really need the bun on the soft shell crab sandwich. The fried crabs drizzled with a bit of sauce and the cole slaw are enough. Washed it down with a very dry Spanish Reborado - was that the name of it? That really hit the spot.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kim & Molly: Sausages

Bangers and (not mash)... German potato salad made with cider vinegar cuts through the fattiness of the sausages. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kim: Tomato salad

It's summer: warm and humid! Time for a tomato salad with the basil that is now growing in the garden. A little olive oil and black pepper - voila!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kim: Dinner with friends

Saturday night dinner with friends. We all brought something - guacamole, salsa, and chips, 
Caesar salad, peach pie and the hosts made grilled flank steak with blue cheese potato salad. 
The first gin and tonics of the season started off the evening. Vin de pays d'Herault with the flank steak, liqueurs and coffee to finish. How did I get home in one piece?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kim & Molly: Punch pizza

Dinner for the roadies before a 99ers gig - pizza from Punch - Siciliana, Napoli with garlic, olives & feta, Margherita + two kinds of salad. A glass of Valpolicella and we are satisfied.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kim & Molly: Chicken curry

Not a bad curry even tho' I ran out of curry powder. A Thai recipe so it has coconut milk.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kim: Guacamole & cheese quesadilla

It's much harder to keep this going daily than I thought it would be. And it's really hard to have something different to eat every night. Sometimes I'm just too tired or busy to be original.

Having said that, the guacamole I've been making since a trip to Mexico has been simpler and fresher than my previous version: lots of lime juice and chile powder and chopped cilantro in the mashed avocado. That's it!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Molly and Kim: wedding food

Went to a wedding yesterday. Ate little appetizer things and these cupcakes!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Molly: carp sandwich

I didn't eat this today. This was while I was in Chicago this past weekend. I've never had carp before and, alas, I wasn't too impressed by this. Kind of bland. Got it at Heartland Cafe.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kim & Molly: BAT Sandwich

Hmmmm... Didn't have any lettuce but avocado is better. Tomatoes are starting to get good. These were bigger than cherry tomatoes but smaller than regular ones. On toasted Rustica multigrain. Love that loaf!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kim: Pesto & Walnut Risotto

I was thinking of making this for a crowd when we host my niece's post-wedding lunch, but have opted for something less filling to serve with the lasagna. But I made enough to have for leftovers. I think it needs more pesto to get that green sheen and a bit of salt (low sodium stock may be good for you but it leaves the risotto a little bland). The recipe is from the Silver Palate gals - The New Basics Cookbook - which I don't use a lot because the recipes can be rather time consuming. Risotto always takes time but it's easy.

Molly: deep dish pizza with mushrooms and spinach

I was in Chicago this past weekend. This is something I ate. Deep dish pizza from Pequod's Pizza. I could only handle one piece.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kim: Scallops

Scallops (fresh from Coastal), lemon juice, fresh sage (because it's already a bush in my herb garden) in a little olive oil. I forgot to take a photo. I promise it won't happen again.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kim: Meat & Two Veg

Roast beef (from Kowalski's), mashed potatoes and carrots. Very Anglo-American and comfort food on a cold and rainy day.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kim: Chicken Kabobs

Saturday, May 8: People came over for dinner tonight. We served chicken kabobs, a corn and black bean salad and peach blackberry cobbler for dessert (peaches still left over from the flats of Colorados purchased last fall and frozen - good for pastries, but not much else). 

Kim Bread & cheese

Friday, May 7: Sometimes a slice of crusty multigrain Rustica and a few bits of flavorful cheese is all you need for dinner.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Molly: chicken and wild rice soup

From Kowalski's (a super market that always makes me think of A Streetcar Named Desire).

Kim: Goat cheese and aparagus

Finally caught up. Here's today's dinner. Fresh asparagus with butter, lemon juice and sea salt accompanied by goat cheese on Rustica multigrain bread. Simple but delicious. 

Kim: Chicken Pesto Open-faced Sandwich

May 4 - That pesto again! This time on peasant bread with slices of chicken breast. Yellow tomatoes on the side.

Kim: Bucatini Bolognese

May 3 - Anniversary dinner at Cheeky Monkey Deli. I had fat spaghetti with an aromatic, gamey bolognese sauce topped with bacon and a lovely glass of Merlot.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Molly: cold Punch pizza

Might not look as appetizing as it was. But trust me, it was delicious. Get your own here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Molly: gnocchi with gorgonzola

I improvised by letting butter melt on my hot gnocchi and then mixing in blue cheese that likewise melted. Yummy. That was last night. Tonight I was at work again and had nothing special (sandwich, snickers, the usual).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kim: Strawberries in yogurt

Not very hungry after a late afternoon stop at the Birchwood Cafe for peach/cherry cobbler and tea.