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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Damn you, Virtumonde, and Dinner

My computer is dying a slow death.

It needs an upgrade.

Luckily I have some spare change this month.

Next weekend: Chicken Pot Pie and the Repair of the Computer. Praise the lord.

This minimum-functionality thing is overrated. And despite all the grief Facebook appears to be giving me, tonight it looks like it might all be worth the while. Wouldn't that be nice? :)


I cooked again last night. I shared the leftovers tonight with Whipped Boy and Wife. They liked! Lots. It was easy, too. Something like this:

Squeeze the sausage out of the casings of three Italian mild sausages. Shape into 1" round meatballs. Saute until cooked. Reserve.

Render 1/2 cup diced pancette until halfway to crisp. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup each of yellow, red, and green onion. Saute 5 minutes. Add 4 cloves minced garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add 5-6 chopped tomatoes, simmer for 2 minutes. Add 2 cans of rinsed -- borlotti, lima, or cannellini beans, or any 2 mixed -- and saute a couple minutes. Add "meatballs", 1/4 cup tomato SAUCE (use one of those resealable bottles from the real Italian shops), 1 tbsp tomato paste, 1/2 cup red wine, and simmer for up to 10 more minutes. Add 1/2 cup chopped basil right before you take it off the stove, then add 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar for kick. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy. :)