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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nearly Meatless Mad Men Monday

saute 1/4 lb chopped pancetta in a bit of olive oil with a bunch of chopped swiss chard (from my garden!) and a half dozen cremini mushrooms, sliced.  If you are an over-achiever, add a sliced shallot or other aromatic such as garlic, leek, or some variety of onion.  Cook half a small box of orzo. drain. toss into veg/pancetta mixture and saute.  If you have pine nuts, now is the time.  Taste for seasoning.  Add some fresh ground pepper.  Add some kosher or sea salt.  Finish with a small knob of fresh farmhouse butter (that we got at Golden Glen - yay!).  Plate.  Grate some romano or parm over the top.  If you are me, serve with a scoop of steamed carrots (from my garden - yay!).  We paired it with a light pinot but it wasn't quite right.  Back to the drawing board.

The Mad Men part of nearly meatless Monday is that I prefer to watch Mad Men on On Demand on Monday nights so I can buzz through the commercials.  I think Roger is about to self-destruct.  Anyone else?

2 comments:

  1. He has been on a path to self destruct for a while. I think the straw will be when Miss Joan tells him the truth (I swear she didn't do it).

    Dinner looks great btw!

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  2. Can't wait to try this yumminess. It sounds just like my kinda dinner.

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