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Archive for March, 2008

burgers and fries

Posted by ernie on March 31, 2008

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for dinner tonight is burgers and fries.

it should have been beer can chicken, but i forgot to take the broiler chickens out of the freezer. let’s not talk about that. for dinner tonight is burgers and fries, and you’ll just have to deal with that.

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fettuccine and potato leek soup

Posted by ernie on March 31, 2008

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so i’ve been wanting to make a nice tasty soup for a while. maybe a soup i haven’t made or eaten a lot of instead of the broccoli cheddar and tomato i usually do (i won’t even link those). not that those soups aren’t delicious and favorites of mine, but i want to expand my menu rather than be doomed to repeat it. so i looked around the kitchen and the internet and settled on a potato soup. maybe a potato and leek soup. i’ve never worked with leeks before, so what the hell? there’s a first time for everything.

except some things. but i don’t want to talk about those things. because they never happen.

as for the fettuccine, it’s a delicious pasta. what else is there to discuss?

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poached eggs and hash browns: inspired in part by a true champion

Posted by ernie on March 31, 2008

that’s right, after last week’s visit to the home of someone who can actually cook, i was left with the desire to make poached eggs. i’ve always enjoyed poached eggs – and poaching eggs – but struggled to find a good use. my sister-in-law was able to do so, and sarah and i were lucky enough to be there.

but this is not that.

this is this.

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no good caption here.

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holy crepes!

Posted by ernie on March 28, 2008

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i don’t think i told you about my crepes.  i made them a few weeks ago.  and here is their tale.

i had the desire for a pancake breakfast.  but pancakes would not do.  yes, i’m aware of how little sense that makes, but i’m hoping you understand.  you wake up and you think, man i really want some of that creamy doughie goodness, but not the heaviness.  so what’s a hungry person to do?

crepes.

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movie theatre chili dog

Posted by ernie on March 17, 2008

no, movie theatres don’t serve chili dogs (but maybe i can use my powerful influence to bring about this kind of change). but that certainly wasn’t going to stop me from gettin’ me a chili dog.

i mean really, when you get hit with some serious hunger, sometimes a chili dog is like a torpedo of satisfaction that is shot directly into your gluttonous belly.

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you do realize you have a beard, don’t you?

well that’s how it is for me, anyway.

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sarah’s side: avocado salad

Posted by ernie on March 17, 2008

is it guacamole? is it some kind of salad? well it’s kind of both. it was inspired by an avocado salad we had at a relative’s house. we (well, sarah) put our (well, her) own twist on it.

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the downfall is that it browns quickly so it’s best to eat super duper fresh. inevitably, some ends up in the fridge. it keeps for a day or so; just be sure to give it a good stir before you eat. and don’t be turned off by the little bit of browning. the stir will bring back that bright green color.

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pascetti squash

Posted by ernie on March 17, 2008

we happened upon a big ol’ squash and needed to do something with it.  so this is what we did:

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this was the perfect dish…and recipe.  it’s super easy, quick, and absolutely friggin’ delicious.  the squash comes out nicely pasta-esque with just enough of a crunch to keep you interested.  the flavors of all the vegetables mix together perfectly and although the dish would have been great without it, the crumbled feta is just the punch it needs to send it over the top.

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egg-tasm #2

Posted by ernie on March 6, 2008

on tonight’s menu: more eggs.

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eggs! form of, quiche!

inspired by food television, i decided to tackle my first quiche. i’ve had delicious quiche before, but never made it myself. in general, my “first time” endeavors into fooding are riddled with regret, remorse, and night terrors. in short: hunger wins.

tonight would be different. tonight i would tackle my foe with unfettered valor. i would not hold back and i would not back down. tonight i would hack and slash and bake until the agents of my pantry were sufficiently subdued.

tonight would be a long hard battle against the forces of egg and hunger.

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egg-tasm #1

Posted by ernie on March 5, 2008

breakfast time again; this time for real, as i actually was out of bed before noon.  that means it was time for some actually breakfast-y foods.

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and bam, there it is.

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fresh basil pizza and tomato bisque

Posted by ernie on March 3, 2008

today i had off, which means i had plenty of time to consider what to eat. and then plenty of time to prepare whatever i would decide to eat. to top it off, sarah was home sick so we could consider these things together.

in the end, we decided upon pizza and tomato soup. the pizza would be somewhat homemade – a store bought pizza dough – and the tomato soup would be entirely homemade.

and here’s a picture to keep you interested.

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this is pizza.

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