Saturday, June 20, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike (About Pasta)

I got home kinda late tonight. On the drive home I was thinking about ways I could incorporate Thursday's leftovers into some sort of pasta. I thought about how I might toss some of the Italian bok choy with some oil and butter and some tomato and fresh herbs.

When I got home I found that clever Jen had already made this very thing for her lunch. Therefore I had to do some very quick last minute adjustments to make something new.

I made a salad with some grape tomatoes, some Lioni mozzarella, kalamata olives, farm scallions, garlic scapes, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. I presented it (for myself) inside of a whole leaf of romaine lettuce. For Jen's salad I broke the romaine into tiny pieces because she hates to have a salad with pieces of lettuce that are too big. Apparently she is allergic to nice plate presentations.

For the main course I used a rather elderly jar of arrabbiata we had kicking around and doctored it up with some basil, cream, and a touch of butter. I tossed in some pipe rigate and grated some Parmaggiano Reggiano over the top.

For dessert: more angel food cake, farm strawberries, and whipped cream. Additional dessert: The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.

It's amazing how Noah Wyle helps one digest.

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