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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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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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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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lazy sunday…actual dinner and a movie

Posted by ernie on February 25, 2008

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unnecessary caption to describe obvious food product.

sunday was not the greatest day for food blogging. but i guess i’ll do a quick run-through of what went down.

the morning started with hash browns and a banana strawberry smoothie again. mmm…tasty.

we had lunch at sarah’s parent’s place. meatloaf all around. i put mine on some rye bread. mmm…tasty.

then we watched Charlie Bartlett. enjoyable, though not quite as good as i had anticipated. i didn’t think i liked robert downey jr, but i think this may have changed my mind.

after the film, we stopped at panera bread for some soup. good news and bad news there. their broccoli cheddar and tomato soups are always delicious, but they were approaching closing time. so there was no good bread left. the soup was not piping hot like it usually is, though i can’t complain about that. and finally, the asiago bread bits they gave us for the tomato soup were noticeably stale. but the deliciousness of the soup was enough for me. i don’t know if that’s enough to be considered “dinner and a movie” but either way: mmm…tasty.

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midnight snacking

Posted by ernie on February 21, 2008

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just as predicted, the night ended with a second dinner. leftovers yet again. this time courtesy of sarah and her scrumptious eggplant parmigiana together with what was left of a can of Heinz vegetarian beans (they make non-vegetarian beans?). mmm…

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this just in…dinner.

Posted by ernie on February 20, 2008

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well it’s dinner time. i know what you’re thinking. “he skipped lunch!” you’re half right. my eating habits are terrible, this much i admit. sometimes i skip breakfast and go straight to lunch, sometimes it’s dinner all day long. in this particular case it’s skipping lunch and heading straight for dinner, most undoubtedly followed by a late-night second dinner. but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. first dinner comes first.

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