Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simple and Yummy

So we were out of town for a week and have just been crazy busy, so dinners have been easy and boring. We've also been so hungry that we forget to take pictures! This is just a simple dinner that's quick and easy for the nights we don't get home until after 7.
Pasta with homemade sauce and freshly shaved parmesan. I brought home 50lbs of tomatoes earlier this summer and told Tom he should make some sauce. Now that tomato season is basically over, I love being able to pull the sauce out of the freezer and have a quick and homemade meal. I think next year I'll have to bring home more tomatoes, the sauce is going quickly!

Now that its apple season, I brought home a bushel of Jonogold apples. Half went to Tom's sister (who swears she is making applesauce) and we have the other half. Today I slacked off from the gym and came home and made apple muffins! They are so simple and easy, yet so good. They have a cup of sour cream in them, it seems to make such a difference. I used all of 1 apple in this recipe, which ended up being about 2.5 cups of chopped apple. I think this weekend I'll try to talk Tom into making an apple pie. And apple butter. And anything else we can think of. Suggestions?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pizza Casserole
When Tom cooks dinner, we get fancy dinners. When Leigh cooks dinner, we get casseroles. This is a pizza casserole, using egg noodles, ground turkey, turkey pepperoni, onion, garlic, and homemade marinara (made by Tom of course). Its topped with mozzerella. Next time I think I'll add some mushrooms. It was easy and quick and Tom says its an approved use of his kitchen. This and peach cobbler.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pollo mole' poblano
I have been attempting mole' (poorly) and decided to remind myself how I wanted it to taste, so I begged my favorite restaurant to sell me a half pint and they did =) The yellow tomato is dressed with a lime-and-chili vinaigrette. The buttery caramelized onions were a very nice texture counterpoint to the chicken.

A regional British dish based on Chicken Parmesan in which the chicken is breaded and fried, topped with thick bechamel sauce and cheddar, and then broiled. It is served with chips (not crisps!).