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Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry for Lunch


Ah, if there’s one thing that’s bad about the holidays it’s going back to work after a 5-DAY weekend. Oh, that’s harsh. Okay, and so is doing all the dishes. That’s kind of bad too. But I made coffee press after dinner on Thanksgiving and jwa and I had no problem staying up that night and doing like 4 loads of dishes. I wonder why…

We had a very nice Thanksgiving and except for my super-dense, didn’t-seem-to-rise-too-much rolls, everything seemed to turn out pretty well. Kinda sucks I forgot to take any pictures of the food . . . → Read More: Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry for Lunch

Cod with Olives, Blood Orange and Potatoes


This is pretty quick, easy and healthy. Just what we all (in the US) need in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Originally in Gourmet magazine but I changed some stuff — mainly added the Parmesan and swapped blood orange for lemon.

Okay, that is all. Reserving culinary strength for Wednesday and Thursday!

Cod with Olives, Blood Orange and Potatoes Adapted from Gourmet Magazine 2 small fingerling potatoes, thinly sliced 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tsp fresh chopped, oregano, divided 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese Sea salt Pepper 2 (6-8 ounce) pieces skinless . . . → Read More: Cod with Olives, Blood Orange and Potatoes

Thanksgiving 2008 — The Planning is Half the Fun!


Now with recipe links!

Appetizers: (going light this year!)

* Orange (or Tangerine) Marinated Green Olives (From the book, The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen)

* Rosemary Cashews — scroll down for recipe

* Pumpernickel Crostini with White Bean Puree & Smoked Salmon (Just a few!!)

White Bean Puree: Adapted from a recipe by Tyler Florence Extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp anchovy paste 1 (14-ounce) can white cannellini beans, drained 1/4 cup chicken stock, heated 1 tsp white wine vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a saucepan add . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving 2008 — The Planning is Half the Fun!

WCC 34: Gingerbread Waffles!


Foodie Chickie is hosting Weekend Cookbook Challenge this month and she chose Diner Food as the theme. Okay, so when I think of diner food, I think of breakfast!

Well, actually, I think of breakfast first, but then honestly, I then think of things like meatloaf and burgers and fries and then I get hungry and I need to get up and find a snack. But anyway, let’s just stick with breakfast, shall we? These are the first waffles of the Fall 2008 season. These are Gingerbread Waffles from the cookbook Prairie Home Cooking, by . . . → Read More: WCC 34: Gingerbread Waffles!

Bread & Cabbage Soup w/ Fried Sage Leaves


Okay, here it is — the soup that will take over the world! I saw this last Spring on the teevee and have wanted to make it ever since. But, there was the pesky wedding and then Summer and now, finally COOL weather!

This Jamie Oliver recipe is really, really good. The cheese is kind of approximate below. I didn’t really measure, I just added a bunch of cheese to each layer and went from there. I also used smoked fontina in this which was delicious!

It’s kind of like a big, bubbly bread and . . . → Read More: Bread & Cabbage Soup w/ Fried Sage Leaves