Saturday, November 3, 2007

Later supper

I got home before John did last night, about 9 pm after a long day that started with the the boiler at the office being out with 50 people arriving for a day-long meeting, the coffee makers overflowing and blowing the electrical circuits, and Fed Ex not delivering the photos scheduled to be shown in the Gallery for First Friday at 4:30 until 3 pm, followed by our first "Rent Party" which actually went nicely until the children started throwing stuffed pumpkins at the basketball hoops (outta here Monday!) necessitating a firm "Time to go home now". Home and to walk the dog ever so briefly.

Normally, this would be a scrambled eggs night. I opened the frig to get out said eggs, and lo and behold there was a fennel bulb. Hmmm. How would that be? Maybe in some pasta....

Put on the fettucine, sliced up said fennel bulb into slim 2 inch pieces, also some green onions and the leftover asparagus, some mushrooms, and there were some walnuts in the toaster oven that I had forgotten to add to the fuyu salad the other day. Grated a big pile of Parmesan cheese and smashed about three garlic cloves. I scrambled some eggs and set them aside. Sauteed the veggies in a generous lump of butter and olive oil, tossed a quick salad, drained the noodles, and stirred in the veggies, the scrambled eggs and most of the cheese. Voila! There is John with CHAMPAGNE left from the Bra-Dazzler auction! Such a deal. He thought the YoYo Ma Appasionato was too downbeat, so we moved to some tangos, and had a lovely late supper. A little prosciutto would have been nice in the pasta, but what are you going to do. It was good as is, anyway none left.

4 comments:

Ali and Shaz said...

Was the fennel bulb from your box? We got a fennel bulb this week from the bag. What amazes me is that we seem to get about the same type of veggies and your box is coming from Washington state. I've never been much of a farm girl, never been on one and only vaguely understand how they would work, but it seems to me the climate in Watsonville/Gilroy should not be so similar to farming county, Washington. But perhaps it is!

Nancy DeCherney said...

Yes, very suspicious isn't it? I think perhaps these organic groups trade stuff back and forth? Maybe Washington sends apples and California sends Fennel. I see on Wikipedia, that irrefutable source, that CA produces 40% of the fennel grown in North America. Maybe we should inquire.

Cousin Cathy said...

I feel so inadequate reading these postings when our late dinners consist of leftover Chinese takeout or other leftovers (Lean Pockets in a pinch) while watching House, CI Las Vegas, Law & Order CI or whatever happens to be on one of the many History Channels. Sometimes I make flatbread pizza with my homemade pesto sauce (basil from my garden) with a sprinkling of chicken,shrimp or bacon, a bit of goat cheese, and sun dried tomatoes (which are oven dried tomatoes that I had grown in my garden). That's about as good as it gets on a late night.

Nancy DeCherney said...

oven dried home grown tomatoes.....sigh