TGIF

A short day of work, a client who has lots of little chores to be accomplished before he returns home to Asia, lots of housework and not a lot of cooking. Once again I am relegated to hors d oeuvres instead of a full dinner. I throw together some little filo packages filled with a mushroom duxelles. I am feeling like an expert at making these little packages now. Layer, butter, layer, butter, layer, butter, filling, squeeze all ends together and twist and squeeze again. A little more butter on top to brown up nicely. Shrimp and grits up next. … Continue reading TGIF

Rain, rain go away…

Ever notice that the day you have multiple errands to run is the same day that they forecast 2-4 inches of rainfall? Murphy’s Law? Bad Luck? Twist of Fate? I decide that today is a perfect day for a cassoulet! Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! After a quick run to the grocery for replenishment of staples and such it is time to make a small lunch and dive into household chores. A half sandwich of capicola, prosciutto, provolone, lettuce and aioli witha lightly dressed salad fills the bill. Running errands for decorative articles for my Client’s … Continue reading Rain, rain go away…

Monday, Monday

After a much needed day off for Easter, I arrived at work today refreshed and rejuvenated and,as always, ready to cook! Unfortunately Mrs. Client has some gastrointestinal issues and asks me to steer clear of anything acidic. So for lunch I opt for roasted red pepper soup and a grilled half sandwich of capicola and provolone. Dinner is butterflied leg of lamb stuffed with a gremolata of fresh parsley, dill, oregano, lemon zest an crushed garlic. The lamb is accompanied by fingerling potatoes roasted with smoked paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil. A side salad of shaved fennel and dried … Continue reading Monday, Monday