Saturday, November 8, 2008

November 9 - 14

Sunday, November 9

We're going to the Lions game, but we're gonna skip the tailgating this time, as 40 degrees and sleet is too much for this fair-weather fan.  Therefore, we might actually be hungry for dinner tonight, and so I've made a plan:

Roasted brussels sprouts (toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper, pop 'em in a pan in the oven for about 30 - 40 minutes, on 400 or 425 -- can you tell I believe in exact measurements? -- and sprinkle some parmesan on for the last 5 or so minutes.  Lovely.)

Monday, November 10

Lasagna!  It's Phil's sister's recipe:
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
uncooked lasagna noodles
3 c. shredded mozzarella
1/2 c chopped onions
28 oz. can tomatoes
24 oz. cottage cheese
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
garlic, oregano, Italian spices
(and sometimes I add chopped/shredded zucchini)

1.  Chop onions 
2.  Brown beef and onion
3.  Drain and remove from heat
4.  Add sauce, undrained tomatoes and spices
5.  In 13 x 9 glass dish, layer a bit of sauce, then:
3 noodles,
1/3 cottage cheese,
1/3 sauce mixture
1/3 mozzarella
6.  Repeat until ingredients are gone or the pan is overflowing.  Top with parm. cheese.
7.  Cover and refrigerate 8 - 24 hours
8.  Put in cold oven uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes.

We're also having broccoli.

Tuesday, November 11

Tomato Garlic Soup with Tortellini (from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home)
I love this soup!

Make garlic broth:  
8 c. vegetable stock
3 T minced garlic
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp. paprika
sage, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper

You'll also need 2 c. undrained canned tomatoes and 9 oz. fresh or frozen cheese-filled tortellini as well as some Pecorino or Parmesan for sprinkling when the soup is done.

Boil stock.  In another pan, gently saute garlic in olive oil until golden -- not brown.  Add boiling stock, spices.  Simmer for 15 - 30 minutes.

Add tomatoes.  Simmer for 10 - 15 min.   

In a separate pot, cook tortellini.  Drain.  Put some in a bowl, pour tomato garlic broth over the top.

Wednesday, November 12

Grilled or roasted salmon (depends on the weather)
Oven-roasted sweet potato -- cut it in chunks, toss in oil, salt and pepper, spread out on parchment on a cookie sheet and cook for about 30 min. on 400 or 425.

1 comment:

MrsVidetich said...

I feel famous - thank you very much!
Phil's sister

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