My American-Italian husband is just a FREAK for pasta. You name it. Rigatoni (his favorite), Elbow, Cavatappi, Ditalini, Orecchiette, Lasagne, Spaghetti, Fettuccini, you get the idea.
I like to watch those TV chefs make Italian foods and I had never heard of Bucatini until one of favorite gals on PBS, Lidia Bastianich made a simply dressed pasta dish with Bucatini, YUM!
I made my own version. Bucatini cooked to barely past al dente and tossed (off heat) with LOADS of grated Grana Padano Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sautéed Pancetta & minced Garlic, Pine Nuts and a final flurry of plenty of fresh chopped Flat Leaf Italian Parsley. Oh, and don’t forget to top the pasta with MORE Cheese, MMM
I’ve been sharing with you all the different dishes that I’ve been making for our Landlords, that live upstairs from us. I’ve also been telling you about their VERY COOL dumbwaiter that we use to send things back and forth to one another. Now mind you, we don’t exclusively send each other food, we’ve exchanged books, recipes, and sometimes simply a note wishing each other an awesome day.
The not long along my husband and I heard the dumbwaiter come down, and we hadn’t even sent anything up…
Isn’t that BEAUTIFUL?!
Mrs. Landlord sent us down a wonderful treat of her homemade Fresh Chile Relleno, oh my!! Thank you Cheryl, that was delicious, nom nom nom…
I have seen this recipe many times, done in many ways through the years, but I’ve never made it. I was really sick last Summer and my Cooking Light Magazines (along with others) got back logged…I just couldn’t concentrate enough to make it through a single page.
This Summer, we are in a rental apartment, as we have sold our home and are waiting for our new home to be built; we have NO TELEVISION, GASP!! What better time to catch up on some recreational reading.
Slow Cooker Chicken With 40 Cloves Of Garlic
[photo courtesy of Prescott Donut Factory]
Oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! in my world) those were the best donuts I have had in a very long while! I mean, come on, how GREAT does that look?!
My husband and I have driven past this place a gazillion times and every time I’d say, “We NEED to go there.” Well, on Saturday DH said, “Okay, we’ll go for Sunday Brunch.”
Prescott Donut Factory
So much to choose from! It took awhile, but I went for the Devil’s Food Cake with Coconut sprinkles and Chocolate Glazed Vanilla Old Fashion.
My husband went for an Apple Fritter and a Buttermilk Glazed Bar.
We shared the 4 donuts between us, A~MAZ~ING! Just wish we had gone earlier so we could have tried the Bear Claws; they were already sold out by the time we got there at 9 o’clock.
Oh, and don’t forget the coffee, it’s pretty darn good.
You know that we love our Sunday Brunch, well, today’s meal was provided by Mrs. Landlord and Mrs. Dear Friend.
Our new landlord was telling me about these awesome Blue Corn Meal Pancakes that she makes and looky what appeared in the dumb waiter for us this morning! DH takes a bite and says, “What’s this called again? That’s pretty good.”
To round out our repast, Mrs. DF had sent over some of her organic Chicken Eggs, always a winner. Throw in some REAL Maple Syrup, a cuppa Joe, a few Turkey Sausages and a bowl of diced Cantaloupe. As Mrs. Landlord says, we share with each other our bounty; life is good.
Mahalo, thanks ladies.
I LOVE this place!
When my husband and I first moved from Hawaii to “the Mainland”, my sister was telling me that I needed to shop at Trader Joe’s. Never heard of it… So, I thought, well let’s give this a whirl.
[photo courtesy of Trader Joe’s]
I had some meatballs in the freezer that needed to be used up, DING!
Dinner in no time…
I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with everyone that my husband and I love our Sunday Brunch. 99.9% of the time it’s at home with me cooking. One of the food forums that I participate in has a challenge each month with a different theme. I racked my brain for something to enter when one Sunday I found myself making this:
Scratch made Buttermilk Pancakes stuffed with homemade Chunky Apple Sauce, topped with Caramel Sauce, chopped Pecans and a dollop of whipped Cream.
Turkey Piggys in a Blanket, with a drizzle of warmed homemade Blackberry Jam.
I make Chunky Apple Sauce all the time for my Mom … and the jam, well, the last time we went to see my Mother, we brought back a MESS of fresh Blackberries … Oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! In my world), they’re both so good!
What an amazing Sunday Brunch. Did I mention that we shared these two plates …