Tuesday, June 28, 2011

what's for supper?

Not sure you've noticed, but I make lots of pasta at our house.
Partly because I'm selfish and it's my fav. Also because it's easy. I like to think I got inspired cooking Italian while I was in Rome for the summer in college.
I do like to try other than pasta italian dishes.

Whenever we light a candle which was advice given to me to celebrate a meal with family, little man calls it "Real supper". He knows it takes a little longer and that it is going to be a little better than turkey wraps. : )

Here's my little monkeys enjoying "REAL supper".
This night I tried this new concoction: chicken florentine wrapped in ham
*would have been better with prosciutto (salty, thin italian ham)

but it turned out pretty good.
little man had seconds
but of course, he'd eat seconds of cooked liver

notice my front yard hydrangeas on my table?
They are soo pretty and have my mother-in-love to thank!
about two years ago she gave me part of her bunch from her yard.
they've done well.

So what's for dinner?

Chicken florintine wrapped in ham: chicken, spinach, mozzarella, ham
Pasta salad: pasta with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegarette
bruschetta (can't even type this without thinking of you Mer): toasted bread, olive oil, balsamic vinegarette, diced tomatoes, grated parmesan, basil
peaches from a can : )

and just to keep it real:
My kitchen after I cook in it.
messy mess mess
usually my computer is open for recipes, music (when i have my husband's laptop), or other things I'm working on when I have a few seconds.

I was watching Everybody Loves Raymond, and Deborah was sneaking around to find Marie's (her m-i-l) secret recipes. It made me hope that one day I'll be a fantastic cook and my children will want my recipes. Of course, I'll just have to hand them Betty Crocker cookbook, Pioneer Woman cookbook and the web address for allrecipes.com : )

Happy cooking!

P.S. Please feel free to leave me any amazing recipes you have. Thank you very much!


Paul & Merideth said...

Dang it!!!!! I was soooo set out to phonetically type out "Broose-khet-uh" when I saw you talking about Italian food...and then I kept reading and YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!! Haaahah! I love you. You bring so much joy to my life! Even if you ARE wrong. Ha. :) xoxo!

designed with love by beautiful dawn designs