Weekend Eats (and Drinks)

Dinner:  November 20, 2008

(I’m sneaking this pasta in even though it was from last week. I love eating from the freezer.)

Dinner:  November 21, 2008

Dinner:  November 21, 2008

well *that* didn't take long.

(Gratuitous kitten shot. We spent much of the weekend extracting him from the fridge.)

(Inspired by a red pepper and mustard jam at La Laiterie. Good, but needs tweaking.)

wee carrots and parsnips

Canary Flip

(I’ll let Mike tell you about this one. Yum.)

Dinner:  November 22, 2008

(I poached extras. Guess what I’m having for breakfast this morning?)

meal planning

Dinner:  November 23, 2008

12 thoughts on “Weekend Eats (and Drinks)

  1. I used to have a kitten that would get shut in the fridge cause he would hop in there while you were looking for something!
    I’m really curious how you poach extra eggs. How do you store them? How do you re-heat them? I always feel like my poached eggs are so delicate…

  2. Jenny says:

    Your kitty is cute but I have to say that the sight of the cat near food really grosses me out! everything else looks fab though.

  3. Yum yum yum! That stuff all looks so good. I love the kitten shot – every time we open the fridge here, our cat appears out of nowhere and shoves her head in there. We’ve got to close the door slowly and she’ll figure out what’s happening and back out of there before she gets stuck. Crazy cats!

  4. I’ve never posted on your site before but I log on almost every day to check out your posts, pics and, of course, your food! I appreciate your food philosophy and your very honest, real commentary. The reason for my post today is that I am wondering what you are planning to cook for thanksgiving (assuming you are cooking.) Thoughts?

  5. Jenny,

    He’s a fast little monster. We don’t tolerate having him there, and removed him immediately after Jen snapped the picture. But it’s very hard to keep him from climbing in. Neither of our adult cats even try to get in any more, so once he’s old enough to know better, he won’t either. He’s less than 3 months old, and he hasn’t even been with us a month yet; you can’t expect us to have fully trained him yet.

  6. “…cat near food really grosses me out…” What. Ever. In my best Valley girlese.

    I don’t know where to begin with that, so I won’t :-)

    The beautiful vegetable stew with beef looked just an idea in Deborah Madison’s “Local Flavors” – that one is all vegetable, and gorgeous. Do you know the book?

  7. Jennifer Hess says:

    Thanks, everyone.

    Rebecca – I generally just put them in a small container and reheat them by letting them sit for a bit in some steaming hot water, then gently draining them. It warms them through again without cooking them more.

    Hi Krista – I *am* cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year (Mike’s taking a couple of courses as well), and while I have my menu pretty much set, I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t share it just yet… :) I will say that we decided to scale it down a bit this year, while still retaining the traditional flavors associated with the holiday. Stay tuned!

  8. Jen, where did you find the recipe for the chicken stew, and / or would you mind sharing it? If your photo’s any indication, I’m sure it’s as bright in flavor as it looks. :)

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