I was convinced that I was getting a cold last week, so I kicked off the weekend with my first ever hot toddy. No cold yet, and I know how I’ll treat it (or treat myself) if it ever comes.
Lasagna: I used this recipe from Saveur and sautéed a little extra spicy Italian sausage instead of making the meatballs. One of the better lasagnas I’ve made.
Toasted raisin-coriander bread with peanut butter and greek yogurt, cara cara orange slices and tea
Saturday lunch with a friend: cubano salad at Cheeky Monkey. It’s hard for me to give up good bread, but I needed some greens in my life, and this salad did not disappoint.
Whole wheat waffles, yogurt, pomegranate, orange, maple syrup
Food highlight of my weekend: baguette slices smeared with a mixture of butter, roasted garlic and salt
Entertainment highlights: Zero Dark Thirty and the noma episode of The Mind of a Chef (You can watch it here, and you absolutely should.)
Super Bowl spread: Spinach artichoke dip
Mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese, shallots, bread crumbs, and parsley (sautéing the mushroom stems, shallots and breadcrumbs in bacon fat is key)
Pizza bites, buffalo brussels sprouts, hot dogs & sharp cheddar in puff pastry
Chocolate treats from Bars Bakery for dessert