Sadly, my laptop has been sick this week. This creates a dilemma that I’m sure everyone has faced: the joy of shopping mixed with the annoyance of spending hard-earned cash. Plus, I’ll have the annoyance of transferring everything over. I suppose it’s like all the construction in Kent – annoying for now, but wonderful when it’s done. And at least it’s happening before school starts.
At any rate, one result is that I’m terribly behind when it comes to posting on the blog. So here come a few images and descriptions from the week. First, we finally got to eat the Ohio City Pasta spinach ravioli that we picked up a few weeks back. I made a quick marinara sauce with all our tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
Then last night I made pesto chicken. Between Matt’s basil and our own basil plants we’re going to be eating lots of basil for the next few weeks! I fried the chicken with lots of pesto, some onion and garlic, and a bit of butter and served it with the beans (no picture from last night, I’m afraid). But my efficient moment of the week was to boil some cavatappi at the same time. That allowed me to deglaze the pan with chicken broth and toss in the pasta to soak up all of the flavors from the chicken. Then tonight’s dinner was simply a matter of reheating the leftover chicken along with the pre-made pasta and refreshing it all with a bit of fresh basil. Boiling the last of our green beans only took a few minutes. So no fuss tonight, but it looked and tasted like I had spent an hour in the kitchen.