Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Dinner

I started with small peppers stuffed with ricotta, chorizo, parmesan, parsley, -- the usual lasagna type filling. I got tired of stuffing the peppers before the filling was gone so I took some egg roll wrappers, filled them with the ricotta mixture, rolled them and dumped some tomato sauce on them. Both the peppers and the lasagna rolls took about 20 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.

The salad is spinach leaves, parmesan, and onion topped with Tessemae's Lemon Garlic (dressing - marinade - dip). Added some cracked pepper and it was good to go.

The lasagna rolls were a bit starchy and could have used some hot sauce so I'll try them again using flat lasagna noodles instead of won ton wrappers.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I went to the Whole Foods seafood counter and asked for 3 clams, 3 oysters, 3 mussels, ... and saw that the guy behind the counter was getting irked. I asked for a piece of Chilean sea bass, one squid (with tentacles), a handful of shrimp ...

The guy stops, turns to look at me and all of a sudden his whole attitude changes. He says, "You're making paella, aren't you?" I said yes, and he replied, "I can tell already that this is going to be great paella! What else can I get you?"

Well, it was indeed GREAT paella, and yet again, I didn't have the self control to take a picture of it before I ate it!

I don't know if I'm cut out for this food blogging thing!  ;)