I was at a friend’s house making dinner while she was at work. I was planning to shop but she begged me to use the ingredients she had in her fridge and pantry. This recipe is the savory outcome.
If a pantry includes good pasta and a cheese that can be grated, it’s a start. Sautéing the tomatoes, and then making a cheese sauce with the collapsed tomatoes was divine. Rummaging through her pantry, I discovered artichoke hearts, which supplied that “je ne sais quoi” that pulled together the dinner with aplomb.
Instead of shopping, take a look around your pantry. Sometimes the most delicious meals can be creatively put together with whatever you have on hand.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Once again, I’m late to the party, waving my freak flag. My favorite food and writing bloggers pump out relevant blogs several times a week–how do they do it? These days between exhausting road trips taking care of family matters (er, drama), insuring my third and final edit was returned squeaky clean (wine, please), and squeezing in basal cell skin cancer … Full recipe post »
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