Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus
Talk about one-pot meal! The ease by which this dinner came together was only surpassed by how incredibly moist and flavorful it came out.
Whole organic farm-raised chicken stuffed with lemon, thyme, butter; seasoned generously with cracked salt and pepper and roasted at high heat over a bed of red potatoes. Asparagus spears roasted in olive oil with a fresh squeeze of lemon. Dinner and done.
Recipe adapted from Thomas Keller: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/My-Favorite-Simple-Roast-Chicken-231348
Back from a long, unintended hiatus. Turns out med school is a time sink— shocking!
Spaghetti with meatballs. Homey, savory, comforting. Let me tell you about the meatballs. Those meatballs— made of a rustic mix of ground veal, pork and grassfed beef, all bound together with milk-soaked bread and garlic, so much garlic. A hint of lemon zest, generous parsley and oregano for an unexpected freshness. Browned in olive oil then simmered ever so gently in a sweet tomatoey bath indolent with the taste of those end of summer tomatoes.
That’s the kind of spaghetti and meatballs I got to eat last week. A dream meal. Especially when cooked to perfection to celebrate the completion of my USMLE boards by C, who normally lets me take the limelight in the kitchen. Thank you for taking care of me when I cannot!
Recipe from Gourmet Magazine at www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Spaghetti-and-Meatballs-351190
Jasper Hills cheese plate
Funky, creamy Oma; grassy, sharp Cabot Clothbound; buttery, sweet Bayley Hazen. Paired with fig jam and truffle honey; raisin rosemary crackers and sesame crisps.
(Turns out I must love Jasper Hills, as it was wholly unintentional that each of these very different but delicious cheeses hearkened from the same cheesemakers!)
Beach feast: grilled langoustines, clams, skirt steak, sausages, swordfish
And my pup running in the surf and lounging in the sand. What a way to ring in the end of summer!
Grilled veggie salad
Product of our bountiful harvest from Linvilla: eggplants (japanese, white, fairytale, rosa bianca), zucchini, yellow squash, anaheim peppers. Grilled and tossed with fresh herbs and a nuoc mam dressing over rice. Recipe here.
The homemade: fresh basil, tomatoes, feta; chorizo and mozz. The professional: spicy sopressata roman style from Nomad Pizza.
Spring Roll Night
Goi Cuon with shrimp and pork, cucumber, mint, rice noodles; Bo Bia with chinese sausage, egg, carrots.