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tonight’s dinner

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about food. I think it’s mostly because I’m insanely busy and the most cooking I’ve done is boiling water for prepackaged ravioli.

Tonight I decided to try cooking steaks in the oven via this post from The Kitchn. It looked easy enough and since one of the materials is a cast iron skillet which Patrick just happened to have bought me for Christmas, it was all systems go.

Ingredients:

2 New York Strip Steaks (I don’t fuck around with that fatty shit)
1 tablespoon salt
Some pepper
Some canola oil

Dawgs, if I can do this, anyone can. Add some steamed broccoli and I was in business. Bon appetit!



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cooking fail

It was bound to happen. I got too big for my britches and fucked one up. I needed something to bring for a Christmas potluck at my boyfriend’s mother’s house. It would have to survive an unrefrigerated two hour drive from Orlando to Clearwater. Pistachio brittle was what I was going for. Pistachio goop is what I ended up with. From what I’ve read online, I didn’t cook the caramel for long enough so it didn’t harden properly. I poured it into the pan and waited but it just stayed squishy. So I arrived empty handed with my sad story of failed attempt. Luckily, only my presence was required. See goop below.

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tonight’s dinner

I’m trying to get a little more creative and risky with what I cook. I’ve made spaghetti and salmon so many times now that I feel like I’ve abandoned my original drive to learn to cook and have sunk into a comfort zone. I decided to try this recipe but with Mahi instead of Moonfish. It came out delicious as you can see below. Took less than 45 minutes total. If I can make it, anyone can.




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want.

Everything on this list. It’s all under $25. I have been a good girl this year. Xoxo. -Lex.

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pineapple and mint chutney

Where: Citrus

When: Friday, November 13

Why: Celebrating birthday of this hot bitch

What: Pineapple and mint chutney that Justin and I died over.

I had to find a recipe immediately. This tasted so fresh and so clean-clean. I wanted to eat bowls of it like it was cereal. There are several versions online so I sort of cut and pasted them together to accommodate the ingredients that I already had in my kitchen.

Ingredients:

6 cups chopped pineapple
1 cup minced mint
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic
Agave syrup to your liking

Add all ingredients in bowl, toss and let sit for at least 24 hours. You can add it to chicken or shrimp or whatever you like. I will be eating it with a spoon. Cheers!

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tonight’s dinner

Penne pasta with arugula and goat cheese.

I had to make something the other night for a Friendsgiving at Andy and Janelle’s at the last minute and found this online after Googling “easy potluck dishes.” Your girl knows how to internet. Anyway, I sort of changed up the recipe to fit how I wanted it.

Ingredients:

8 oz. penne pasta
1 oz. goat cheese
2 cups (appx) coarsely chopped arugula (with stems)
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic

Basically you just crumble the cheese into a bowl, add everything else and toss it. Once the pasta is done cooking, you toss that in too. It’s amazing and super tasty.



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tonight’s dinner

Spaghetti with meat sauce. Pretty basic, really but super tasty and makes for even better leftovers. I’m not a great cook or one who knows fancy terms or pays attention to things like cooking time or measurement but so far my creations have come out pretty good. Also, I have made this a few times before and not used the same ingredients. Here’s the best I can provide.

Ingredients (most are Publix brand, we in a recession y’all):

1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1/2ish red onion
5ish cloves of garlic
Oregano
Worcestershire sauce
Morton (duh) salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 lb. lean ground beef
2/3 box of angel hair pasta

1. Saute beef in pan until browned
2. Put diced tomatoes and tomato paste in large pot on stove at medium heat. Add one tomato paste can of water.
3. Add onions and garlic to pot along with beef. Stir continuously.
4. Add several cranks of pepper, a few dashes of salt, a few shakes of oregano and worcestershire sauce.
5. Reduce to low heat and place lid on pan. Let simmer for at least an hour. Check on pot from time to time and alter ingredients to taste i.e., more salt.
6. I like to boil the pasta, strain it, then add it to the sauce and let it all come together. I feel that it’s better than just pouring the sauce over the naked pasta.

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Garlic, onion and my new garlic press!


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Almost finished

I served this with my usual arugula and asiago salad but was too famished to remember to take a picture of everything plated. Next time!

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tonight’s dinner

During the course of my unemployment, I am attempting to become a cook. Not a better cook but a cook in general. For almost 30 years all I have been able to master is scrambled eggs. With a little help from my friends, I am learning. I’m going to start documenting my meals under the title “Tonight’s Dinner.” Here goes…

Tonight’s dinner was salmon. I used very basic ingredients (lemon, garlic, dill, butter, salt and pepper). All put together in some foil and baked at 375° for about 30 minutes or until done. I added an arugula salad with grated asiago, lemon juice and pomegranate infused red wine vinegar.

Lemon, garlic, dill and of course, the fish

Lemon, garlic, dill and of course, the fish


All together now

All together now


Finished product

Finished product

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Oy

Potato latkes. I should’ve asked for sour cream on the side. Thanks Too Jay’s.

latkes

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