05/1/13
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Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce & Rice

TUESDAY Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce & Rice Yesterday afternoon & evening did not leave much time for a dinner post.  Baseball after school, followed by a quick trip to the orthodontist’s office, Michael returned home last night from business travel in Southern California, and some friends from Sonoma County stopped in for a Continue reading → «Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce & Rice»

02/21/13

Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert

THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce  |  Pappardelle Pasta  |  Haricot Vert with Shallots, Tomato & Lemon Both the meatballs & tetrazzini sauce recipes come from my new favorite cookbook, Canal House Cooks Everyday.  Chefs & authors, Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton refer to the tetrazzini sauce as “decidedly retro”  harking back to a time when “ladies Continue reading → «Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert»

02/19/13

Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans

TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon and Candied Pecans Today began gray and rainy here in the San Francisco Bay area.  The dogs and I headed out for our daily walk early before the heavy showers {and, eventually, the hail!} arrived.  Strolling along, I found this little piece of Continue reading → «Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans»

02/18/13

Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013

This week I received {through the magic of the Internet} my March 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine.  I poured over it’s pages {on my iPad…oh my, every dish looked like it could have been eaten with a fork right from the page}.  Upon my first pass of the issue, I knew this Asian Continue reading → «Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013»

02/15/13

February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Chicken Thighs Yakitori  |  Glossy Mushroom Rice  |  Garlicky Greens MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg  |  Grapefruit Wedges TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta & Candied Pecans WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Continue reading → «February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

02/7/13

Pappardelle & Mushrooms

We are a meat & potatoes kind of family.  Both Michael & I were raised in large, Irish families on the East Coast where dinner usually consisted of some inexpensive cut of meat, slow-cooked, and served with a gravy, potatoes {mashed or baked} and a steamed green vegetable {or a salad}.  Chicken was considered the Continue reading → «Pappardelle & Mushrooms»

02/2/13
Quesadilla Spinach Mushroom Ingredients

Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas with Salsa Rojo

FRIDAY Crispy Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas  |  Salsa Rojo  |  Horchata De Almendra As the sun sets this evening, marking the end of another busy week…Happy Weekend.  It is Friday, and time for a little relaxation & recreation.  Tonight’s dinner turned out to be so simple.  But, I completely messed up the Horchata because Continue reading → «Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas with Salsa Rojo»

01/23/13

Cream of Mushroom Soup with Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

WEDNESDAY Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette & Spicy Almonds Today was gray & wet…a January day.  It was also a “spare the air day” here in Northern California, which means we are not allowed to have wood-burning fires.  Don’t get me started… As I sat Continue reading → «Cream of Mushroom Soup with Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad»

01/20/13

Grilled NY Strip Steaks, Twice-Cooked Mushrooms & Parmesan Risotto with Peas

SUNDAY Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Twice-Cooked Mushrooms  |  Parmesan Risotto with Peas Lemon Cake What a FABULOUS weekend!  I can’t believe it is Sunday {already}.  I feel like I was picking up Michael in Sausalito just this afternoon {but that was Friday afternoon}.  Michael leaves in the morning for Southern California {again} tomorrow…let the Continue reading → «Grilled NY Strip Steaks, Twice-Cooked Mushrooms & Parmesan Risotto with Peas»

12/13/12

A Terrier’s Life & Quiche Before the Concert

THURSDAY Middle School Steel Pans Concert Bacon, Shiitake & Shallot Quiche  |  Spinach Salad with Bosc Pears, Cranberries, Red Onion & Toasted Hazelnuts Okay, I know…the height of the finished crust turned out a bit uneven.  Not bad considering…but I will get back to that. First, let me introduce you to our Hunt Terrier, “Tuffy”…he Continue reading → «A Terrier’s Life & Quiche Before the Concert»