Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Fish Story: Foiled Flounder, Oven-Roasted Green Beans and Rosemary Potatoes

Fast fish dinner.  Very simple.  Wrap the fish in foil and put it in the oven.  Roast beans. Microwave and then sau a few potatoes with rosemary. Just for you or you and a friend. Pick up a bottle of white wine and a pint of gelato.  You're set.  Except for the table.  And maybe your friend will do that.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Egg in 30 Seconds and No Pan to Wash

This probably is one of those things that everyone in the world knows about, but I'm not sure.  So if I'm Mrs. Obvious this morning, skip the post.  Just in case, I thought I'd share my own quickest hot breakfast and also the method I used when I quickly need a boiled egg for tuna (or other salad).

In the microwave.  30 seconds for a runny yolk.  1 minute for a "hard-boiled" egg.  1 minute and 20 seconds at 50% power for two eggs with runny yolks.

Look, Ma:  No pan.  No butter either. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coffee Cup Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins

          Makes 6 large muffins

I spend a bit of time every fall baking pumpkin bread...  I have a special pan for it:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spicy Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Wendy's Sage and Thyme

One day last week, Dave didn't feel good.  Couldn't put a point on it, but sort of fell out of his office chair and into a half-hour nap in the bed.  Got up, felt better, but still not right.  Took the computer to the family room and said,

Do we have any canned soup?

You have to remember to whom he was speaking.  Of course I keep a can of tomato soup for emergencies.  I'm an American woman who raised her kids on grilled cheese and tomato soup every Saturday, right?