The Husband Cooks Wednesdays

by Cate on November 10, 2005

Tonight The Husband’s new boss flew into town for a dinner meeting with him … conveniently planned on The Husband Cooks Wednesdays. Hmmm, wonder if conspiracy is underfoot again?

My parents came over for dinner tonight to spend some time with Nicholas, and I got a chance to finally use my new sink and made dinner, Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes. I hate recipes with boring titles. How about Farmer’s Market Pasta? Sounds so much better and more interesting. Whatever we call it, it was quick to table, using fresh ingredients and quite tasty. It makes a great weeknight dish and I’ll definitely keep it in my repertoire.

Tomorrow night is Supper Club and it could not come at a worse week. Just one of those crazy weeks where either The Husband or I have been or will be out every night, and I’m trying to get caught up at work and have been staying late. I debated about not going this month, but decided to go anyway and will just leave early. I just have too much else going on. Anyways, the theme dish for this month is Cinnamon. I was going to make the Cinnamon Bars, but decided to go with a new recipe instead, Indian Spinach with Chick Peas. I happened to be catching up on my Tivo’d shows and caught this episode of Good Deals with Dave Lieberman where he made this spinach dish. As you can see, I had some help in the kitchen tonight:


Kitchen Helper

He’s a pretty good stirrer. Usually his “help” is a very generously defined term, but today, he did well. I also made the Spinach, Artichoke and Bacon Dip from this episode of Party Line with Dan and Steve (the guys who won FoodTV’s cooking show contest). I’m going to make the Crispy Pita Chips that go with it tomorrow. I had also planned to make the Truffle Brownies from the same episode, but ran out of time. Might try to squeeze in a Cinnamon Bread recipe tomorrow when I get home from the office, but we’ll see.

Tune in tomorrow to find out the next nomination for New (to Me) Blogger on the Block Thursday and the Supper Club Round-Up. Until then…

Farmer’s Market Pasta (aka Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes)
Serves 4
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 lb spaghetti
salt and pepper

Saute onion and garlic for 10 minutes in 1/2 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes and basil. Saute for another 10 minutes. Cook pasta according directions, drain and put into a large bowl. Top with tomato mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Stephanie November 10, 2005 at 5:03 am

Alex has been ‘helping’ us in the kitchen a lot, too!

He helped make the pup’s birthday cake (lots of dumping and stirring), and he loves to push the buttons on the food processor.

But just think: we are so totallly raising them right!

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Cate November 10, 2005 at 12:36 pm

Most definitely – they’re going to make great husbands one day!

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boo_licious November 10, 2005 at 7:27 pm

Great training and not only will they make great hubbies, they may also be budding famous chefs.

Farmgirl and I are hosting WCB this weekend – a special get well one for Clare and Kiri. It’s opened to everyone (not just cat owners) – do come and bring something to cheer them up with.

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Michele November 11, 2005 at 5:05 am

Seems like everyone is making Spinach Dip, I just made some yesterday… and pita chips… yummmm!! :)

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Cate November 11, 2005 at 5:11 am

Boo – famous chefs who can help their moms retire in style! ;) Thanks for the heads up on WCB. I think I’m going to have someone guest host mine this weekend since we’re going to be out of town. Poor Clare – hope she’s able to come home soon!

Michele – you’ve got to try this one. Hands down the best, especially after sitting overnight in the fridge.

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