Saturday, August 28, 2010
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Saturday, August 7, 2010
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
1. I am lazy.
2. My PMH and toddler will not eat it so being that I am lazy already and that it entails making 2 dinners on a week night when all I want to do is put on yoga pants, put a nipple on the Magnum bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and curl up on the couch, I have put it off.
So Once again- I will promise to make the burgers tonight. I promise- like more so than the time I promised that I would go to dads and Skype you. More than the time I promised that I was going to take your advice and not drink wine on the weeknights. Like a real promise.
Posted by MorganU at 8:20 AM
Friday, July 30, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
What better excuse for dropping my toddler with the rents for a few hours than to go to the farmers market to get fresh ingredients for Jessie's Pasta Pomodora!
While strolling through the out door market I pretended that I too was in France. France has hippies right? Because the Rutland, VT Farmers Market sure does! My nose was filled with the fresh smells of dirt, veggies, patchouli. I sipped wine at the eager Vermont winery booths- yes that's right we make our own wine. I purchased 2 bottles of rose, a giant bulb of garlic, fresh tomatoes, goat cheese,and a a tear producing giant yellow onion. I ran into a few of my more cultured friends and left feeling good about contributing to the local economy and having a few hours to myself! I was eager to go home and start my sauce.
Pretty Much Hubby was working on our roof with his friend- so I enticed them with smells of onion, and garlic wafting through the kitchen window. I opened a bottle of rose- and skipped Frank Sinatra for a marathon of Top Chef. I diced and chopped and stirred. I cried when the onion did what it's pungent smell promised to do. Monster Pants slept through my whole cooking experience.
At 5:00pm I called in the troops to try out my new pasta recipe.
Pretty Much Hubby- squinted, searching for the meat...disappointingly he asked me if he was going to like it. I promised him that he would and swore that the green bits (basil) were not in fact a vegetable. Sorry Jessie but I had forgotten to get real Parmesan so Kraft it was...I said I was sorry!
The pasta was delicious- even Little Man thought so. PMH did a good job giving it a try although he did say that it needed meat- I promised him that I would add shrimp next time. PMH's friend- convinced he is allergic to garlic ate half a loaf of Italian bread. I was the only one who touched the fresh mozzarella with basil and a balsamic reduction. I told my men that I felt sorry for their taste buds for not giving them the opportunity to try some real...delicious (if I do say so myself) food.
My first attempt at Frenching (this time Italianing) Forestdale had mixed reviews. I am not giving up though. Vermont has too many wonderful home grown goodies to waste them on simple dishes for people with simple palates. And so I continue to cook for my family...no matter how much they think I am torturing them! Mamma Mia!
I did have a few questions for chef Jessie though:
1. Is there any way to make cutting onions less painful?
2. Where can I get a cute apron?
Posted by MorganU at 8:06 AM