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I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Savory Breakfast

Today's breakfast skewed savory. Coffee, of course. Buttered (Smart Balance) honey wheat English muffin. Low-fat cottage cheese with olives, EVOO, za'atar, and hot sauce.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kale in Almond Butter Sauce

Today, I cooked the kale the same as yesterday, but lowered the temperature to low medium and lengthened the cook time to 6 minutes covered and six minutes uncovered. I also used almond butter instead of peanut butter. The garnish is chopped tomato. The kale was much more tender, but I think I like peanut butter sauce better.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Kicking Up Kale

No photo, but I made a bowl of kale for myself for lunch today. I sauteed a minced garlic clove in a little hot olive oil until slightly brown. Into that, I threw three or so big handful of chopped washed kale, a few tablespoons of chicken broth, a tablespoon of peanut butter, plus salt and black pepper. I covered it and steamed the kale at low heat for 5-6 minutes. I then uncovered it, mixed it up, and threw in another couple of tablespoons of chicken broth and a tablespoon of rice vinegar. Uncovered, it cooked another five minutes, stirred occasionally, until sauced and tender, not soupy. Delicious. It probably would be great over rice.

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Sushi Birthday Lunch

Today, my wife and son took me to Todai for a sushi buffet (birthday) lunch.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Homemade Meatball Sliders

We keep homemade meatballs in our freezer. The last two meatballs from the container that we'd just opened made two delicious sliders on English muffins for lunch today. I topped both with a little fresh mozzarella.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Made-Ahead Meatballs

A few weeks ago, my wife went to the beach with her mother for a week. I made ahead 48 baked meatballs and homemade sauce. Divided into six equal meals of 8 meatballs each plus sauce, I froze them.

So, tonight's dinner of thawed-out meatballs was great (and simple) over rice cooker rice. The vegetable side was microwaved fresh carrots with butter and mint. Olives and buttered olive bread, too.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chicken Schnitzel

Last night's dinner was matzo-crusted chicken schnitzel (cutlets). 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Salad Lunch

Today's lunch is tomato basil salad with a simple vinaigrette, along with buttered olive bread toast and broiled halloumi cheese.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dinner Party

We had friends over tonight, so we put together a dinner party. The appetizer was a bruschetta with Hilah Cooking tapenade, grilled halloumi, and basil.

Our next course was a chilled cucumber soup, using an Ina Garten ("The Barefoot Contessa") recipe.

Here's the tablescape for the soup course.

Our starch was a Hilah Cooking recipe of rice pilaf.

Our vegetable dish was roasted asparagus dressed with raspberry vinegar.

The entrée was roast salmon, using a Marc Bittman recipe.

Our friends brought wines to drink and an excellent fruit tart from Wegmans for dessert.

What an excellent evening!


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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Leftovers Salad

Parsley, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese in a simple vinaigrette
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