Monday, May 4, 2009


Bean Bolognese (recipe in the comments from January 9, 2008)
Salad with balsamic dressing
Italian breadsticks (the thin cracker-like ones)

Hot tea
Derby Pie with mint ice cream
This is a rich and hearty sauce, despite being vegetarian. We bought tons of plants today for our front yard and M worked incredibly hard, getting them all planted. He needed a Meal with a capital M. Since steaks weren't in the line up, this served very well. Something about the flavors of the carrot, celery, onion, tomatoes, and white wine is just magical and the beans soak it up wonderfully. We didn't have many leftovers, but T loved it the next night. This is a definite favorite!

We made the Derby Pie (a pecan pie with chocolate and bourbon) a day late because of T's illness yesterday. This is a lovely seasonal indulgence and was made more exciting this year by the addition of Hagen Daz's new 5 ingredient ice cream in mint flavor. It was PERFECT!

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Onion, carrot, celery, garlic, parsley, Parmesan
Time: 40 minutes
Make ahead: The sauce saves well. Make the fettuccine last minute.

J: "Vegetarian Bolognese - who would think?"
M: "I liked this much better than I even remembered."

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