Dinner for One

Dinner:  April 29, 2009

This is a plate of creamy Anson Mills grits with Smith’s Farmstead cheddar, Simmons Farm spinach and Hopkins Farm asparagus sauteed with olive oil and shallot, topped with a sunny-side up Zephyr Farm egg – the combination of a cooked bean or grain plus veggies and egg has become my favorite formula for a quick meal, any time of day.

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9 thoughts on “Dinner for One

  1. Jen,
    I have been reading your blog since the beginnings in Brooklyn.
    I love the name “Last Nights Dinner”, but if you ever decide to change the name or do a second blog, you must name it “The Poached Egg”.
    Everytime I see a beautiful poached egg, I think of your site! How funny!

  2. Funny, I made Anson Mills grits Tuesday, and a greengreengreen veg saute last night…must be on the same wavelength. What a happy spring meal! (And lovely egg, love how good eggs have such a vivid yolk!)

  3. Jan says:

    Damn you! You’re killing me. Every day I look at Last Night’s Dinner, and I think, “funny, that’s not what I remember having at all.” Last night’s dinner around my house, pretty uniformly, is overboiled noodles and oversalted jarred pasta sauce and frozen peas. That’s what three kids’ll get ya. I understand why you keep putting up your gorgeous photos and your amazing suggestions, I just don’t understand why I continue to torture myself by looking.

  4. As always, even your simplest meals look gorgeous! On the subject of poached eggs on top of greens, have you been listening to the series “How Low Can You Go?” on All Things Considered? They challenged chefs to prepare a meal for a family of four for under $10. The first, delicious, recipe came from chef Jose Andres who made a Moorish-style chickpea and spinach stew…with a poached egg on top! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102854605

  5. Jennifer Hess says:

    Stacey – call me egg-obsessed! Can you believe I didn’t like them much as a kid? My, how times have changed :)

    maggie – We must be! I love cooking this time of year – so nice to finally lighten things up a bit.

    Jan – I promise we will have you over for dinner soon. :)

    Chef Branden – Thank you!

    Clay – Thanks!

    quiltcat – Oh, that’s great, Paula, thank you!

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