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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cooking With What's On Hand (thanks to CSA and T.J's)

In an effort to use what I have around the house, I cooked up a batch of frozen Artichoke Tortellini from Trader Joe's that have been in my freezer for ages. These are a perfect item to keep on hand for those nights when you have nothing for dinner. They keep forever and are good with just garlic and olive oil.

Tonight I wanted to use some of my CSA share so I grated up 1/2 a zucchini, sauteed in olive oil with two chopped shallots, then snipped some purple and green basil leaves and added a few heaping tablespoons of Three-Corner Field Farm Brebis Blanche Cheese.. You can get this cheese, as I have mentioned before, at Union Square on Wednesdays and Fridays. Aside from that fact that I am wild for its creamy, slightly sheepy flavor, you can freeze it and always have it on hand, which is rare for a cheese.

Tomato Salad on the side..voila, dinner in 20 minutes..with leftovers for Izzy's lunchbox.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd never make it through the month without TJs dumplings and raviolis. I don't know if you guys eat lobster, if so the lobster ravs are amazing, if not, forget I said a thing!