Monday, October 31, 2011

weekend review: double the sauce, double the pleasure

So what if I always prepare double the sauce when cooking? In my world, extra sauce is a must - especially when it involves mushrooms, wine, and butter, like it did this past Saturday night.

Figure 1. Saturday night's dinner: chicken with mushroom sauce, caramelized onion mashed potatoes, and roasted green beans with toasted almonds.

For the green beans: Toss 1 lb. of trimmed green beans in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes. While beans are roasting, toast 2 T slivered almonds on the stove-top over medium heat. Sprinkle almonds on roasted beans and serve.

Figure 2. Saturday afternoon baked good: homemade pumpkin pie made from scratch. Although my boyfriend should get most of the credit for this. And by scratch I mean crust from scratch and pumpkin puree made by baking pumpkins. Much more flavorful (and a bit more soggy) than pumpkin pie from a canned puree.

Figure 3. Sunday night's dinner: sausage, tomato, and arugula fettuccine and steamed broccoli. This is a super tasty and quick recipe that will satisfy any sausage craving.


  1. I have never cooked pumpkin that didn't come from a can! I bet it tastes way better though. The pie is looooverly!

  2. I love the good ole mash potatoes with my meal! Gotta try that recipe! Chicken with mushroom looks super yum as well!

  3. Yummy uaual! Mhmm! That homemade pumpkin pie looks amazing!