ARF/5-A-Day #63

by Cate on March 28, 2007

I spent a large part of today out, and with dinner company coming over this evening, I wanted to keep things simple, simple, simple. I even managed to narrowly avoid a trip to the grocery store AND finish off three opened boxes of pasta from the pantry. How’s that for pantry cooking?

I did the Cinnamon Pancetta Carbonara for a main course, because you can’t go wrong with that one, though this time, I left the cinnamon out, knowing they wouldn’t like it. For a starter, and my ARF/5-A-Day contribution, I went with BLT Bread Salad from the new issue of Cooking Light magazine. This one was really nothing special, and I won’t be saving the recipe. There are just too many other good salad recipes out there. Onto what everyone else did for tonight’s ARF/5-A-Day roundup.

Until tomorrow…

A year ago today… magazine finds and another so-so recipe.
Two years ago today… road trip! If it wasn’t for a mini-vacation next month, and a roadtrip in May, I’d say it was time to go back.

Claire from Cooking is Medicine is thinking Spring with her Asparagus, Mushroom and Tomato Frittata:

Veggie Love tries to keep germs away with a very nutrient-packed Stuffed Butternut Squash and Garlic Kale:

Cook. Eat. Enjoy. takes care of dessert this week with her luscious Two Tier Strawberry Pie:

More Bread and Cheese, Please heads for the border with her the-jury-is-still-out Fajita Quesadillas:

The Chocolate Lady did it again … came up with something else I’ve never encountered. This week? Seville Oranges:

Albion Cooks is back with a very vitamin-packed Kale, Green Garlic and Cannellini Bean Soup … sure to cure whatever ails you:

Miss the roundup and want to join in next week? You can find all the details right here.

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Claire March 28, 2007 at 2:56 am

Wow…THREE opened boxes of pasta! sounds like something my mom would have in her pantry! I don’t keep pasta as, for some reason, I’m not a big fan. I haven’t gotten to look through my magazine yet, but I’m looking forward to it.


Cate March 28, 2007 at 3:01 am

LOL, yeah, getting rid of three half-empty boxes made my night. :) I ripped out maybe 10 or so recipes from that issue. I found more in last month’s issue, but some months are better than others. ;)


Patricia Scarpin March 28, 2007 at 5:47 pm

Cate, this strawberry pie looks fantastic!


Cate March 30, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Patricia – it does, doesn’t it? Nicholas loves strawberries, betcha he’d love that pie just as much.


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