Thursday, August 27, 2020

Zuppardi's Sausage Pie

Chris had said that we would be getting a delivery one day this week and our planned menu would change. The last time he said this was when he ordered Pat's King of Steaks Subs. I had no idea what to expect. Zuppardi's Pizza! Sausage Pie! Six of them! 

When I was growing up if we did not have my Mom's Pizza we were eating Zuppardi's. They were around the corner from our house.

I was so excited. Chris asked how many we should heat up. At first I said just one, but remembering I really did not have that much for lunch I said to heat up two. 

As they were heating up the aroma in the kitchen reminded me of walking in to Zuppardi's. And they pies were amazing. Perfect crusty, nice and crispy. No greasy pies here.

There were only 2 pieces left. I already put dibs on them for lunch tomorrow. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Carbonara With Crispy Prosciutto Burrata


I made this recipe from the Half Baked Harvest blog because I had a few Cherry Tomatoes from last weeks shopping trip. I made a recipe similar to this one a couple of months ago. That had been my first attempt at Carbonnara Sauce. This was quite delicious.

I followed this recipe. If you try it my only recommendation is to separate the Prosciutto after mixing it in with the tomatoes. Other wise you will end up with clumps of Prosciutto.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

20 Minute Creamy Chicken Skillet

Let me start by clearing up the timing of the dish. 20 minutes after you have all your mis en place together.
This recipe is from Eating Well. Around 300 calories per serving. Not bad.
The flavors were nice. The best part about this recipe was that I had all the ingredients in the house. 
Well except for the onion. So I substituted a Shallot. Good sub. Click here for the original recipe.

To go along with this I made a Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad. Again from Eating Well. Wow this was perfect. It had a nice mild dressing and the flavors of the the tomatoes were not hidden. Perfect tomato dressing! Click here for the original recipe.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Yeah! Power!

 I want to sent out a Thank You to Lenore and Ralph for the use of their shower this week. As I was pulling into their driveway this morning I got the call from Chris that power had been restored!

I worked a 1/2 day so I was able to go grocery shopping this afternoon. We have to replace lots of things in the fridge. I picked up 2 Porterhouse Steaks for $8.00 each. Stopped at Cole's for 2 ears of the best corn ever.

The owner of Mosaic Marketing, where I work, gave us a perfect bottle of Chianti.This was the fantastic dinner. We ate inside with the lights on!

Update: Tropical Storm Isaias

There was this storm, whose name I can not pronounce that wrecked havoc on us this week. We lost power at 2:30 PM on Tuesday. We got power back today, Friday, at 7:30 AM. 

We were very lucky not have any damage to the house. Lots of branches down but that was all.

We ate well during the power outage. We have a house rule - No Power/NO Dishes. That's right we have well water. And no I do not like camping.

On Tuesday I left work early before the storm arrived and I picked up a rotisserie chicken and some potato salad. I opted for the hormone free bird. The other option was the "super" bird. That just sounds scary.

Wednesday we split a sub from Rocco's Off of Wooster. Meatball and Sausage. Always a perfect dinner. Again no photos.

Thursday was an amazing dinner from Chapter One in Guilford. It was the Date Night Dinner. It consisted of Sangria! Damn Amazing! Salad. Nice. And the BEST Bolognese Sauce with Pasta! It came with Cheesecake too but too stuffed from dinner.

Next will be cleaning out the fridge and freezer. Yes we lost a lot of food but it could have been much worse. Hope everyone is staying safe.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Lobster Rolls

We do not feel comfortable eating out in a restaurant, be it inside or even outside dining. We will to take away but that is it, for now. The summer in New England means Lobster Rolls. Our favorites are at Abbott's in Noank. Seeing we will not venture out I decided to make them at home. Lobster tails were on sale a the Big Y this week. I had all the other ingredients in the house.

The recipe is from Where they as good as Abbott's? Well they were not bad but it would have been nice to be sitting next to Long Island Sound...

3 (12-oz.) lobster tails, steamed, meat removed and chopped (3 c.)
1/4 c. butter, divided
4 split-top hot dog buns
2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Lemon wedges, for serving
To Steam the Lobster- Visit this link for in depth instruction on lobster tails.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brush all over cut sides of hot dog buns. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add buns, cut side down. (You may have to do this in batches.) Let toast until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

When buns are toasted, remove from pan and add remaining butter. Reduce heat to low. When butter has melted add lobster and cook, stirring constantly to coat lobster with butter. Remove when lobster is completely coated in butter and warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Fill toasted buns with lobster and garnish with chives. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing.

And the side dish. Zucchini Fritters. Yeah fried balls of dough with Zucchini and Shallots. How can that be bad!

And dessert!! Yeah it's the weekend. That Blueberry Crisp I made last night. Wow, really, really good!
The recipe can be found on I told you it was a real thing!