Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Good Salad, A Mediocre Pasta, and a Marketable Beer

Tonight I had hoped to continue the tastes of the British Empire series from last night. Instead I just ended up using up some leftovers from the fridge.



For salad I tossed together some kale along with grapes, Parrano cheese, sliced almonds, grape tomatoes, and sliced red onion. I dressed this with a little lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It was a very tasty salad and stood a good chance of being far better than the main course for the night's dinner.



I had the task of using up the remaining lasagna leftovers from last week. What I had leftover was a good amount of roasted vegetables and some fresh pasta sheets. I decided to brown a little garlic in olive oil and butter then chop up the roasted zucchini, eggplant, yellow, and red peppers. There were also some kalamata olives in the fridge that I tossed in the pan with a little white wine and Parmigiano-Reggiano.



A nice crispy white wine would have gone nicely with tonight's dinner. I made Jen a white wine spritzer with the remaining wine and chose, myself, to opt for beer. I had this Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery. It was a tasty ale that had a wheaty, bready taste to it with a strong finish of gimmicky marketing.

2 comments:

bobseale3 said...

"All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

Granted that was from Life of Brian, no the Holy Grail -- just a follow up to the previous post.

It is amazing what gimmick marketing will do most products -- although I did find that beer to be at the very least "thirst quenching". Not a connoisseurs beer, but better than others. I should know, I've tried a lot. ;)

Nate said...

It was quite good! I would have enjoyed it even without the Monty Python tie-in. Though I probably wouldn't have purchased it. So there you go.