Bounty of the season dinner

The early fall bounty of wonderful tomatoes and squash inspired me to create a rif on an old Italian standard for dinner tonight.  Gluten-free, low carb, and lowfat Turkey Zucchini Lasagna is a winner on a Friday night after a long day of yardwork. Turkey Zucchini Lasagna 2 medium zucchini squash 1T salt 1 1/2 C marinara sauce made from fresh tomatoes 1tsp pepper 1tsp oregano 1/2 tsp basil 1lb ground turkey (lean) 1/3 C diced white onion 1 clove garlic (diced) 1 T olive oil 1 C ricotta or small curd cottage cheese 1 egg, beaten 1 C grated … Continue reading Bounty of the season dinner

Special foods…it’s Thanksgiving!

We’ve a lot to be thankful for in this household so Thanksgiving is an all day affair. Appetizers at mid-day are spanikopita, feta cheese, mediterranean olives, and duck rillettes. Unfortunately, the rillettes were demolished before picture time! 😦 In the evening we sit down to a roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing laden with sausage, walnuts, golden raisins, apples, and dried cherries, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (yes, the old Campbell’s soup recipe…I cannot tell a lie), homemade drippings gravy and a pumpkin cheesecake pie. When I roast a turkey, I do not brine. My secret to a moist, flavorful turkey is….compound … Continue reading Special foods…it’s Thanksgiving!

Hump Day is sloooooooow…..

Very little cooking to report about today unfortunately. Mr. Client has me doing more domestic tasks and errands in lieu of cooking. Additionally, his dinner plans change and he decides to go out on the town rather than eat alone. Alas, a lunchtime sandwich and salad are the extent of my culinary pursuits today. Roast turkey, ham and swiss on whole grain bread with a side of bleu cheese coleslaw. Et voila! Continue reading Hump Day is sloooooooow…..