OKAY. Remember how last week I was desperate for clam chowder?
WELL. After a disappointingly short expedition to the grocery store (I was thinking clam-finding would be a bit more of an adventure, but apparently my meat/seafood counter is better stocked than I thought it was…WHATEVER) I emerged victorious! (…with clams!)
When I was little, I always gave my mom a hard time about making orzo. I picked a fight every time we ate it because “it’s not pasta, it’s rice!” and would have to sit there and (un)patiently listen to her tell me that orzo is, in fact, pasta. It was a whole big thing. But I’m over it (sorry, Mom). Even though it still LOOKS a lot like rice. Just saying.
Anywho, Mom sent me some
rice orzo in a care package awhile back, and I recently discovered the last half of the package sitting in my pantry. “Eureka!” I thought. “I’ll make some orzo!” [read more...]
LASAGNA. It’s such a great word. la-ZAH-nya. Especially when you say it with GUSTO. LASAGNA! And hey, it also tastes pretty awesome.
This lasagna is great for a few reasons. 1. It freezes spectacularly and can be made ahead of time. 2. It has a white sauce, which is a little unusual and makes it INTERESTING. 3. It’s a great way to use up holiday leftovers! Although this recipe is written as a vegetarian version, I often add a few handfuls of leftover chicken or turkey to the sauce.
Happy Mac and Cheese Week Friday, everyone! (Today should have a cool TGIF acronym…TGIMACWF? …I’ll work on it).
Today is the last (but most DEFINITELY not the least) of a weeklong tribute to the greatest comfort food in the world – macaroni and cheese. And it’s probably been my favorite week of all time. I’m thinking there should be themed weeks of posts more often…hmmm….so stay tuned. [read more...]