Thursday, February 13, 2014

I'm Back, Kind Of...

I am still in a hand brace, but at least it is removable and a little cooler looking, my sister said it looked rather Goth!

I have been itching to cook, but I have been following the doctor's orders of not doing anything. Until tonight. I stopped by Bishop's last night on the way home to get a few provisions for the latest snow storm -  Broccoli Rabe, Fresh Mozzarella cheese, Italian bread and of course, milk.

Last Saturday Chris, Lenore and Ralph and I went into New York to see The Bronx Bombers. If you like the Yankees you will enjoy this play. After we ate at Becco. One of the appetizers we had was Broccoli Rabe with Burrata Cheese. Fantastic! When I saw the Broccoli Rabe at Bishops I wanted to try to make that dish at home. Of course they did not have the Burrata Cheese, so I got fresh Mozzarella.

I steamed the Rabe and then sauteed it in olive oil. Seasoned it with lots of crushed red pepper, some salt, pepper, oregano, basil and parsley. I added some white wine and let that cook off. I toasted the Italian bread under the broiler. I put the Rabe on top of the bread and then topped that with some sliced mozzarella. Back under the broiler for a minute and then drizzled a little olive oil on top.

Chris loved it! I did not tell him he was eating Broccoli Rabe until we were doing the dishes!

And because I would not think of only giving Chris the Broccoli Rabe for dinner, I had Chili Stuffed Peppers in the freezer. Back in January I made the chili. I used the leftovers to make stuffed peppers and put them in the freezer. Yes, I love that freezer!

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