Saturday, September 06, 2008

Dinner plans?

Garlic and Cauliflower pasta-Mark Bittman recipe that starts off with a base of anchovies, olive oil and garlic. You can't go wrong. I'm going to get a roast chicken (Safeway has the best I find) and shred it to add some more oomph to this recipe. I'm not sure what kind of pasta to use. Lidia says to use long pasta like spaghetti, but Gideon prefers a short pasta. I think we'll go with penne.

The rest of the shredded rotisserie chicken will go to this recipe for Chicken Curry. I have tried several chicken curry recipes but I have yet to find one that I really love. We'll see if this one hits the spot for my Indian food jonesin. I like the idea of using coconut milk for the creaminess, and I happen to have one can in my pantry.

When my pantry, which is literally the size of a large dictionary, is only full of things I plan to use that week, I will float away in bliss. My whole house is in need of this type of clutter cleansing. The battles against clutter seem to be lost repeatedly this year. We will regroup! We will continue! Maybe we have to have some sort of surge?

One day we're just doing grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup. Gideon loves the grilled cheese and Chris loves the chicken noodle soup (from a can). I've decided to give my chef and my cleaning crew a break.

A recipe I've tried numerous times and just love to death is for Zucchini Frittata. I should really just whip out the food processor for the zucchini but I hate the idea of cleaning it. Which is sad because I've never used it. I didn't make the mounds of baby food for Gideon that I had envisioned. I used my mini prep, which was hella annoying, and why I invested in this larger version, but by that time Gideon was eating a lot of jar food. And then table food. And it seemed pointless to read the instruction booklet. My mom gave me some sausage patties she got from Costco. They are pretty good. They came in a huge bag of 30 sausage patties. For $10. Now you know that's a value.


Jenni said...

We also enjoy that frittata.

Let me know about the chicken curry? I also have had trouble finding an at-home recipie that I like.

Angela said...

this frittata looks delicious! I have two huge zucchini that I think would be perfect for this. but whatever happened to eating less cheese...hmm...never going to happen, I think...

Angela said...

did you make your anchovy pasta?? is it similar to this:

I want to make!!