Tagged with tomatoes

Classic lasagna

I’m doing more traveling for work this week. Generally, if I don’t leave food behind for Andy, I’ll come home to find his dinners have consisted of beer. Because it fills him up. I don’t get it, but that’s a whole other subject. I decided to make a pan of lasagna since¬† it reheats well. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving appetizers

I think that one key to pulling off a successful Thanksgiving dinner is to make sure that people are fed prior to sitting down for the big meal. Of course, there’s a bit of a science to it–you don’t want to serve too many snacks so that nobody is hungry by the time the turkey … Continue reading


So far this weekend has been very fun and full of food. Last night we enjoyed dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago, La Luce. They serve Italian food that tastes authentic and home-made, and the atmosphere is quaint and comfortable. It’s in an old Victorian house right next to the el tracks … Continue reading

Fresh salsa

Let me start by saying that I by no means refuse to eat salsa from a jar. I love a good tortilla chip topped with jar salsa and a heap of sour cream so much that it’s occasionally my dinner. However, in this season of fresh vegetable abundance, why not down as many fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

Roasted stuffed eggplant

It all started at the farmers’ market yesterday. We were marveling over a bin of beautiful eggplants that were 3 for $2, wondering how we could manage to use three whole eggplants. I was suggesting two different eggplant parmesan dishes to Andy when a woman rooting through the bin next to us spoke up. She … Continue reading