Browsing All posts tagged under »cheap dinner«

risi e bisi, herbed chicken, and cauliflower

September 13, 2012

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Do you like risi e bisi? I do. I won’t lie, when I say it, it sounds more like “reees-beeesy” I’ve had this dish about a million times in my life, but it has been a long, long time since I made it. This is the recipe from my mom’s book. Everybody Cooks Rice. Does […]

chicken fried chicken, corn fritters and a side

September 10, 2012

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Do you see that? That is the smoked paprika and pink Himalayan salt that I allowed myself to splurge on at Whole Foods the other day. It looks pretty when it’s mixed together. It looks much less attractive when it’s being rung up… And I was beginning to think that I was a little too cheap for this […]

Empanadas and a few sides

August 28, 2012

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Last year for my birthday I literally got everything I wanted. It was insane. Who knew if you put together a very specific list and sent it out into the wild world of the web, you could receive said items before, on, or just after your birthday! Where am I going with this, you might […]

Portofino Rotini

August 24, 2012

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When it’s time for dinner, sometimes you need to nosh on something while you think, cook, talk, answer the phone, press 3 to be taken off the call list, and do conversions from one recipe to…. normal numbers from the country of one’s birth… This calls for a little app, and a dinner that takes […]

auntie’s flat bread (pizza)

August 21, 2012

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One thing that I am frequently surprised about: how much I enjoy eating a fresh tomato. This seems like no crazy ordeal, for sure. But had you met me over a decade ago and suggested I chop up a nice fresh tomato and toss a piece in my mouth, I would tell you that you must be […]

chicken, broccoli, and whatever type of pasta you like

August 7, 2012

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Apparently I have broken my camera. No matter what I do, it just keeps saying “remove battery pack” to me. What the hell. I’m pissed. I was too fertutzed the other night to even remember to pick up my stupid iphone and take pictures with it. So stupid. So, my plan was to use up the […]

salad dressing

July 27, 2012

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A good salad dressing is sometimes hard to find. I usually don’t buy any salad dressings from the grocery store, unless they are on sale, like – deep sale and even then, I usually only buy a few italian dressings (for pasta salad making) and the occasional ranch dressing, for dipping some yuppie carrots and other […]

lazy guy’s pasta salad

July 6, 2012

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To tell the truth, I mean tired. Not cheap or lazy. But, it could easily be any of them. This recipe for pasta salad should be made with tortolini, but sometimes when I’m shopping, I can picture something sitting in my house, on a shelf, or in a drawer, and I can picture it so easily. So clearly! […]

beef, sticky rice and stir-fried snow peas, and bok choy

June 28, 2012

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Where do you draw your inspiration from? I’ll be honest, sometimes I just use whatever has been hanging around in my fridge for a while. Nothing like cleaning out the fridge, I say. Sometimes I have the urge to tackle a new recipe, or type of food to use up ingredients that I don’t necessarily choose […]

Chicken Stir Fry = dinner under $10.00

May 17, 2012

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If I had stopped to think about it for a second or two, I would have remembered that my better other half doesn’t like stir fry. But I didn’t, did I? In a word, no. I saw noodles on sale at Market Basket for $1.25, and thought oooh, that seems like a quick dinner that […]