Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Corn Fritters

Corn fritters and baked sweet potato. (I altered the recipe a bit by adding more flour, and I wished that I'd added a bit more salt.) This meal is cheap, cheap, cheap. It was our penance for going out to eat three days in a row, but it was so good that it really wasn't any hardship.  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spinach Alfredo

Pasta with Alfredo sauce from a jar, fresh spinach, capers, and a little left-over chicken. This took 20 minutes, tops, and only dirtied one pan. They can't all be winners. 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza with whole-wheat crust, turkey pepperoni, and mushrooms. (Turkey pepperoni doesn't taste funny, I promise. It does, however, eliminate the little pools of grease that accumulate on top of regular pepperoni.) If you have a stand mixer, you should be making pizza dough--the dough hook does the kneading for you, and in half the time! Now if it would only roll it out for you. I made the dough ahead of time, let it rise, punched it down, then put it in the refrigerator until I was ready to make my pizzas. 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blackened Tuna Alfredo

Tuna steak, blackened. Pasta with Alfredo sauce from a jar, fresh spinach, and capers. 

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Winter Veggies

Roasted winter vegetables and loaded baked potato. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Homemade BLT

How to make a BLT: 
Proof yeast. Mix yeast, butter, honey, eggs, and flour (whole wheat and white) to make two loaves of honey whole-wheat bread. Knead. 
While dough is rising, go to a Polish meat market, your choice, on Manhattan Avenue and buy a slab of bacon. Dziekuje. 
Punch dough down, shape two loaves. Cover and let rise again. 
Bake bread. 
While bread is cooling, go to Sun-Hee Farms on Manhattan Avenue and buy a tomato and Romaine lettuce. 
Slice slab of bacon, then fry. 
Slice tomato. Wash and tear lettuce. 
Assemble sandwich: tomato, bacon, lettuce. 
Possible additions: soy mayo, avocado, brie. 
Total time: 4.25 hours, mostly unattended. 

Monday, February 2, 2009


C made his Polish-Mexican stew for Superbowl Sunday. It involves kielbasa, beans, and corn. Definitely boy food.