I presume you have leftover turkey. Dig a few veggies out of your fridge bin or freezer. Buy a pizza crust. Problem solved. So good, I licked the pan. You can find the recipe here.
No book blog this week. I've had company, big church obligations. So we're doing food this week. I've been accused of hating vegetables. And maybe I do. Maybe, when they're all cut up fresh and posed around a vat of dip, and placed next to a plate of brownies on a buffet table, maybe, just maybe I can't "see" them. But when vegetables [...]
It's Saturday night! Spend your pizza money at the grocery store. Pizza Quesadillas call for pepperoni, but I substituted Canadian bacon. Because it's all about happiness, right?
Haystacks 1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 1/4 cups water 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. chili powder 3/4 tsp. salt 1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 package (11 1/2 oz) corn chips Assorted garnishes: sour [...]
I’m not sure how Robert B. Parker’s Early Autumn ended up on my to-read list. Maybe I thought I’d try an airport book? Anyway, if you know more than I do about crime fiction, you may recognize Parker’s work, since he’s the guy who created the ‘80s television character, Spenser for Hire. Fans open a Spenser book and know they’ll get snappy dialogue, fast [...]
Cumin photo credit: Photo credit: Iqbal Osman1 via Visualhunt / CC BY I’m nuts for hummus right now. It even gets me to eat my vegetables. Nothing better than some yummy garlic and lemon to make the baby carrots go down. My hummus habit may bankrupt me. So I tried to make it [...]
Since mac 'n cheese is such a necessary food, it doesn't hurt to have a few favorite versions of it. Mac 'n Cheese Henwood Style would make it into my top three. The recipe calls for three different cheeses, including bleu. I know some people aren't fan of bleu cheese, but in this dish, it seems to sharpen the flavor without revealing [...]
Camper's Breakfast Hash made an easy Saturday night supper. I know it's supposed to be a breakfast food. And yes, I've recently become a morning person, but I wouldn't carry that kind of thing so far as to feed people in the morning. So, breakfast at suppertime it is. Here are the ingredients: The hash browns were supposed to be the freely-shredded kind, but they [...]
You could call this week’s book “opposition research.” I don’t like the author or his politics, but the remarkable thing about Ezekiel Emanuel as portrayed in his book, The Brothers Emanuel, is the sheer weight of accomplishment between all these brothers. How many families do you know in whom every member has risen to the top of their profession? Ari is a high-powered Hollywood agent. Rahm is [...]
We’ll get right to the point: Ann Hood’s The Obituary Writer seemed like a good idea. It wasn’t. Obituaries are my guilty pleasure. I hear they are the grunt work of newspaper writing, but it’s grunt work I might just like to try. Except for coming up with adjectives to describe all the relatives. “Fond aunt of . . . . Loving grandmother of . [...]