Returning from nine days on the road, there was almost nothing in my kitchen. The roomie is away for the weekend, so I’m cooking for one. Figuring out something to eat that wasn’t on the menu for the past week and a half was a high priority this evening!
My cousin sent me home with some smoked kokanee salmon, so I did a google search on what I could make with it. One rather complicated vodka cream sauce caught my eye, but I never go to that much trouble. Instead, here is my simple version of a delicious and filling meal (this recipe is enough for one, but can easily be doubled, tripled or more): Continue reading
I have a bad habit of making things up and never writing them down…ergo, a blog in which to keep track. This one is not for everyone, but it rang my bell! Here’s what I had:
- One cup fresh basil from the garden (about the only thing that is growing!)
- Half cup pine nuts
- Half cup grated parmesan
- Half cup extra virgin olive oil
- Two cloves of garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Two roasted green chiles, skinned and minced
- Penne pasta, cooked
Last night I found myself wanting pasta with my baked chicken, so I scrounged through the cupboards and the fridge to see what kind of sauce I could make. There was a big can of tomato sauce I bought on sale recently and several veggies. Chunky marinara it was!
Just so you know–this should cook for AT LEAST three hours, so don’t start it when you get hungry. Continue reading