On Deck

It’s Friday, so it must be menu planning time.  Here’s my plan for the week:

Pizza Party – Saturday

Wild Mushroom Soup with wild mushroom crostini and poached egg – Sunday

Onion soup -use up leftover caramelized onions? make Sunday to eat  Tuesday
Gratin Savoyard – Monday
“Salsa” poached eggs + Polenta or Huevos Rancheros – Wednesday
Pasta with tomatoes/spinach – Thursday
Burritos – Friday
Since it’s Friday, I’m obvs thinking of this:
But also this:




Sorta Minestrone Soup

I’ll admit it. I’m kinda hung over today. And yeah, I may have stayed in bed til 3pm. But I cooked from 12:30-7pm straight + helped clean the house. And dinner party became a dance party til 4am.

So knowing this would be a possibility, I planned to make soup. Too bad it was so humid or it would have been super perfect. It was very good and certainly what we both needed.


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Tarts and Tarts Part 4: Blue Cheese Pear Dessert Tart

I actually made a dessert.  I don`t make desserts.  I don`t even much like desserts. I like savory to sweet.  This was my kind of dessert.  I was agonizing what to make and since I already was making tarts, knew that a dessert one was the way to go.  I was going to make an apple tart.  Then a pear tart.  Then a combo tart, which my mom said was not a good idea so back to the apple tart.  Then I happened on this, a savory pear tart.  I was going to make it as is, and pass it off as dessert, then modified while cooking and is became a dessert.


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Tarts and Tarts Part 3: Super Sexy Roasted Beet and Fig Tart

This tart is the supermodel of the bunch, it`s all style and substance and was deemed the sleeper.

I used this recipe as my base with some changes.  I don`t like dried figs, which this called for, so I just roasted my own.


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Tarts and Tarts Part 2: Tomato Tart

This was by far my favorite tart of the evening, a very simple tomato tart with really nice heirloom tomatoes.  Is was not the sexiest tart of the night, but just super good. I pretty much used this recipe and it is a winner.  I`ve never used a Liebowitz recipe, and frankly I don`t go to his site much, if ever unless I get linked to it off another site.  I think he`s a bit overrated and has a bigger following than warranted simply be cause is an American living in Paris and that is a housewife`s wet dream, but maybe I`m being an ass.



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Tarts and Tarts Part 1: Caramelized Onion Tart

This set of posts is going to be different since I normally write my posts as/right after cooking, but this time I am doing it the next day since these are all part of a dinner party menu.  I was going to make one big old long post, but it would be really long.  I`m going to pretend here that I was not super multitasking and just made these one at a time.

First up, Caramelized Onion Tart – not quite sure why I bothered with a recipe, it is what it is, but I kept this up as reference. I didnt`t really follow the directions, but you can, or don`t, or ignore mine, you call.


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A Day of Cooking…

Finally getting a glass of wine in and posting some pictures I have been taking of the foods I have been cooking for tonight`s dinner party.

Real post and descriptions to follow…


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