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Walnut Pesto With Green Beans & Potatoes

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This weekend, Eric and I had the grand opportunity to just laze about on Sunday. Lazing about has become a rare commodity these days and we relish the times when they arise.

Lazing about almost always includes movies, and this Sunday was no exception. I had been wanting to see “It’s Complicated” and so my darling husband conceded to watching with me.

There is one scene where Meryl Streep walks to the dining room table with a huge bowl of green beans and potatoes covered in pesto. Eric had to have it. I had to make it.

And so, last night I did.

Meryl In The Garden

More Pesto Fun Inside

Breakfast for Breakfast, Part I

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This past holiday weekend we just threw caution to the wind and indulged. My favorite indulgence is breakfast.

On Friday night I had cooked some ribs and we had some leftover (how could that even be?) So I decided to shred them and use the leftovers in a breakfast hash the next morning (we also had leftover potatoes – what?)

After shredding the ribs, chopping the potatoes and cutting up some onion, I lightly oiled my skilled and put the potatoes and onions in first, so they could get good and browned. And they did. Next up, the rib meat.  Now, while I was making the hash, Eric cooked eggs – sunny side up to go over the hash (I told you this was pure indulgence!)  Lastly, gobble down like greedy badgers.

Cooking The Hash

Doesn't That Look Delicious? It Was!!

Now you have enough calories to run the marathon. Or just shop a lot. Either way.

Follow up the next weekday with Resolution Fruit Salad. And water. Maybe a celery stalk for lunch.

Tomorrow, Sunday’s breakfast – it’s a doozy!

xoxo, Patti

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