Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Cooking

We had plans to go to the Hollywood Bowl for the second time (we later determined it would be the last visit for this year due to traffic and other stress), so I whipped up some meatball sandwiches. This photo was right before I draped some provolone on the sandwich and wrapped it up.



The meatballs were made of ground beef, a bit of ground pork, grated parm, breadcrumbs, oregano, garlic, an egg and salt and pepper. I cooked them in a pan and let them simmer in a sauced made of canned tomato sauce, garlic and oregano. The sandwiches were deemed a resounding success by Charles!

My lunch today was spaghetti tossed with cauliflower, garlic and grated parm. The first half of the cauliflower was roasted in an oven the other day, but today I was too impatient and opted for pan cooking. I have to admit the cauliflower is better roasted, but a) my kitchen gets pretty hot when the oven's at 400 degrees for half an hour and b) I usually burn the garlic and it never makes it off the baking sheet. Using the pan method did, however, keep the garlic slightly toasty and still edible, thus I was able to incorporate it into the spaghetti.



Now, I'm just drinking Bud Light and watching Kiss of the Dragon (you show them, Jet Li!) before the weekend forlornly comes to a close.

5 comments:

KP said...

Your food looks yummy! I have never tried cauliflower with spaghetti, I'll have to try that:)

Marie said...

Thanks, KP! I just love the mellowed and nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower and could probably eat a large tray of it on its own. However, I am also all about adding pasta to stuff to stretch it into a meal. :)

tamarindandthyme said...

Gasp! Meatball sandwiches.... drooooool! I'm thinking meatballs will feature somewhere on the menu this week...

Marie said...

Su-Lin, please do make some meatballs! They are such a fun way to mix up the lunch/dinner table (not sure about breakfast). :)

Glennis said...

Now this is the blog of a real foody. Some nice photos of all that food, makes me hungry, specially the flaky pastry.
Those sandwiches would be a nice meal, I might make some.