So two weeks ago, I was in China, then, last week, I spent 8 days in New Orleans. It looks like  I am done traveling for at least the next three weeks. Then, it is on to Atlanta and Chicago but, for these next few weeks, I am going to enjoy them.
I have one wedding to cater in two weekends from now so, I kind of have an easy schedule coming up. Hey, I am not complaining.
But, I arrived home late Saturday Night. Yesterday, I spent the day gardening, doing laundry, took a trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, checked out this food truck ralley which was pretty lame, watched Portugal beat up on the Dutch and made a little pasta.
I enjoy eating out but, moreso, I enjoy cooking in my home. Out of the last 30 days, I have spent 22 of them on the road.  Which meals, 3 meals a day out in and around.
Over the last day I managed to eat every meal at home. The cost of these meals? $3.99. I went out and bought some strawberries. Besides that, all of the meals either came from my garden or my freezer.
Yesterday, I started with pancakes with strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Then it was a simple grilled cheese for lunch, followed by homemade tagliatelle for dinner.
If you read my blog, I am sure you are tired of my plates of pasta photos. I am sure they all look the same. I have pasta dough down to brain autopilot. A certain amount of flour, a couple of eggs, roll around for a bit and it’s done. Then sheet it out, then run it through the cutter. Obviously, I do other things but, this is my tagliatelle routine.
Still from the pig I bought, I have ground sausage left. It’s a simple sausage with some sage and spices. Nothing fancy, a little red pepper. But, the meat is from a Heritage Pig and it’s just beautiful. Some of the best pork I have ever had. I start in the pan sweating some onions in a little oil I got from cooking a little pancetta. Once the onion is translucent, i added some raw chopped pancetta, then I add the sausage, then I add a little wine, a little milk, frozen peas, some parmesean cheese, then I add the cooked pasta to the pan and crack and egg over the pasta and mix.
Well, after digging around the freezer I found a bunch of fun stuff. An octopus I forgot about, some chicken livers, like a lot of chicken livers, suet, pork liver, pork feet, knuckles, shin, skin, a bunny, lamb ribs, lamb sausages, and various other things. I am resolved to not spend much money this week. But, I also want to have a few friends I have not seen in awhile over.
This week is going to be the week of the freezer.