Our 2009 started off with a bang...make that blizzard. I'm not complaining....at least not yet. It's perfect for staying indoors, watching some old movies, eating some comfort food and catching up on writing and calling friends and family. In other words, just plain relaxing before real life kicks in again on Monday. And if you only want some recipes....scroll down to the bottom.
I can't believe I hadn't posted since December 23rd. We did go away, but have been back for days, doing the usual "after travelling" routine....laundry, more laundry and errands.
Boaz turns two on Monday and the big birthday party is on Sunday, so there were presents to buy (He helped me take this photo), fridge to stock for the storm we knew was coming and finish the little bear I knit for the baby.
Even though we left Toronto so stuffed we thought we'd never want to eat again, that didn't last long, so here are a few dishes I whipped up, because "Quick & Easy" is about all I want to do....
Bread Machine Plus Pumpernickel Rye
(nothing is faster than throwing fabulous ingredients into a bread machine and letting it do all the work. This one made some great sandwiches with the leftover salmon)
And, naturally, I can't go for too long without some pasta...Pasta Pepe e Cacio (doesn't it even sound wonderful) was very tasty, and I should have left well-enough-alone and not added the Sichuan Peppercorn Grilled Tipapia (which was delicious, but really didn't stand out).
And the perfect segue...don't forget, Presto Pasta Nights which resumes on January 9th, with Yours Truly hosting the first roundup of the year. Just email your entries to me... ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.