5.28.2010

i might be the only one...

What's this?  We don't do posts around here on Fridays.  Friday is reserved for give the photo a caption or quote, but this hasn't been a "regular" week because of our giveaway (still a little time left to enter if you haven't) so I feel totally fine with continuing to break the rules. 

Usually, I'm taking you on a tour of a great restaurant or showing you something delicious I whipped up in my kitchen, like this tasty spinach risotto I made for dinner last week...


or the strawberry, goat cheese salad I paired it with (one of my fav's)...


 but not today.  No, today I'm going to share with you a new gluten-free pasta.  I prepared roasted stuffed tomatoes, which I tried to speed cook, to accompany.  My aversion to reading directions after having this fancy oven for two years, sometimes comes back to haunt me.  The tomatoes would have to be more of a "sauce" for the pasta because they, while tasty, were completely flat and stuck to the pan when I removed them from the oven (no photo but trust me). 

The pasta.  Well, let me paint you a picture.  I put the noodles (spaghetti strands) in the water to boil with the ends sticking out - doesn't everyone do this?  I'm standing at the back door with my arms open, greeting Andrew Henry as he gets home from work.  He sees me smiling with said outstretched arms, then sees me bolt away to put out the FIRE on the cooktop.  The gosh darn noodles had 5" flames coming from of them!  Guess the burner was up a tad too high.  Has anyone on planet EARTH ever caught noodles on FIRE?  I once caught my hair on fire while trying to light a barbeque, a story for another time.


We had leftover risotto with the flattened roasted tomatoes.  It was great, not what I had envisioned - but life usually works out that way.  It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have.  Didn't Sheryl Crowe say that?  Hey, wisdom is everywhere.

Giveaway winners later today.

10 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Glad you broke the rules, Jeanette, your pictures are very yummie! Happy thoughts for a sweet weekend. xx

Maria said...

You so KNOW I have done that before - but instead of abandoning the whole thing, I broke off the charred ends and went on with it! My Dad used to say (with a grin) when he would "singe" something – “Charcoal filters the blood”. So if any charred ends got in there, I consoled myself with that tidbit :-D BTW – as usual, it all looks and sounds divine!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I have never tried risotto - isn't that sad?

Beatnheart said...

Rules? what rules??? woman of a certain age don’t need to follow rules anymore and get to finally dance to the beat of their own drummer...don’t cha think?
I want to come over and eat at your house..your man must be so happy when he comes home to find his tasty lil gal making something so awesome for dinner...

Jeanette said...

Or, you know - burning the house down....

mkaplan326 said...

Brandywine's friend here! Greetings from Chicago. I'm glad you loved our city. Looking forward to your future posts.

kroney said...

Never have set spaghetti on fire. I am a neatnik, I break my noodles to fit the pan. I have twice exploded eggs! Left them to boil and went off to do something else. The mess is something one should never forget and therefore never have a second episode!

Maia said...

Only on a gas stove! Can't burn anything sticking out on an electric stove...but I noticed that turning your gas stove on means BUSINESS!

MJM said...

Considering the amount of times I have made pasta, it's surprising that I have never lit noodles on fire.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I have a photo caption: "Delish!" Sorry about the pasta noodles, that is SO something I would do!