Thursday, November 11, 2010

Delicious Dish

I don't like alfredo sauce very much by itself, but I like it mixed with marinara. Tonight's bold experiment: alfredo mixed with pesto. I'd bought the alfredo earlier this week with the plan of mixing it with marinara, but plans change, I guess. This was the best dinner this week since the Persian salad! So, pesto-alfredo, especially atop spinach pasta and sprinkled with crushed red pepper, is a winner!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Like Tehran Up In Here

After rallying to restore sanity to America last week we stopped at a suburban strip mall to carry out semi-fast food. We'd thought about sitting down in a restaurant to eat, but sometimes you just don't want to pay 2.5 times the retail value for a bottle of wine, you know? And you know when you're traveling with Steve there's always wine in the trunk. Anyway, Mom and Steve got Chipotle, and Phil and I got Moby Dick. You know, Moby Dick-- that Persian carry out chain.
I know!
Maybe it was 'cause I hadn't had anything but fruit leather for like 13 hours, but I really liked the Moby Dick. They had this wonderful little cup of dressing or something that was limey and minty and delicious. I put some of that on my lamb kabob with lettuce, onion, cuke, feta, and olives, and I was in heaven (I gave the tomato to Phil, natch).

Anyway, being the great human he is, Phil just found me a couple of online recipes for Iranian salad dressing, so I just had a mock Moby Dick dinner. I'd got a lamb kebob at Fresh Market today, and put that atop the old lettuce-onion-feta-olive-cuke salad, and topped it with the Iranian dressing. Sooo good.

Persian Dressing
4 T lime juice
4 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T water
2 T finely chopped fresh mint
dash of salt and pepper

Combine all and serve over salad or use as a marinade. Love it!!