|Succulant little lamb abed Rutabaga Puree'|
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Who doesn't just LOVE Mexican food?
I first had this soup over Christmas break at my girl friend's home. We decided to walk to the store to get the ingredients (walking to the grocery store- Portland style). You know... burn the calories before consumption. Makes for much more enjoyable eating.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Several years ago, my new years resolution was to not eat fast food with the exception of In-n-Out Burger. Aside from a few Carl's Jr. salads on desperate road trips with high school students to Mexico, I've stuck to this commitment without regret. Life is WAY too short for fast food.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thought I should post something simple. A quick "go to." I love asparagus. It defines that balance between bitter and sweet in a vegetable.
Some of you know that Chris, my husband, is an independent book seller. He brought me home one of Ina's Garten's older books after a recent estate sale. I immediately littered it with posted notes. I usually grill my asparagus, but this roasting technique with my favorite ingredients to pair with this lovely veg, proved to be quite successful on plate and palate.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Decided to take a stab at Ree’s French Onion Soup (Pioneer Woman). It called for Chardonnay, so it can’t be that bad right? The real test would be Chris… could he handle a soup with no meat in it?! He was studying all while it cooked, and I think the scent helped him decide well before he tasted it… but even then, he was genuinely impressed.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
|Homemade Pesto with left over chicken|
OK, I love Ina Garten. I could give up food and watch her show and probably be OK. She’s very Hamptons, but I don’t mind. I’d love to be a guest in her home on any day! Her pesto was one of her first shows I ever watched. I was intrigued by the mixed nuts used and oh the texture it gives the pesto. I’ve altered a few things, but it has become a staple in the Ritter home. I know you’re probably on Italian overload from these last few months- but really, just one more won’t kill either of us.
Monday, January 3, 2011
I found this fun little bag of ocean friends at Traders. It reminded me of Cioppino, and for years in my family Cioppino was for New Years Eve. Our main man Terry who lived all the way on the other side of town (less than 4 miles) would host half the town (small town, you know everyone) and feed every belly full of the best Cioppino any of us had ever had. Note to self: Get Recipe From Terry!!!