The music today is by Lyle Lovett.
Okay, a few of our cupboard staples may be worth mentioning. Here's Tavo, chilling in our living room. The painting above him was my grandfather's--all the grandkids were entranced by this "Naked Lady." I was lucky enough to inherit it, though I think I promised to give it to my cousin Kevin at some point...
and how about some oven fries? 425 degrees for 15 minutes on each side. These had paprika and garlic salt.
oh. I think I just ate 3 potatoes. (yum!!!!!!!)
and for the romantic pantry staple night...I broke out the dollar store candles, along with CENTO--the best brand of canned tomatoes, pesto pasta, incredible $5 chianti, portabellos, and garlic. Apparently, this is also the time of year to buy Italian.
I like my red sauce with minimal salt (hence the unsalted Cento tomatoes) basic minced onion, garlic, and a hefty dose of mushrooms, red wine, crushed red pepper, and honey. This one had quite a bit of leftover dried lemon basil, from the summer's Community Shared Agriculture. Cooked down for an hour to evaporate all the wine and water from the tomatoes.
Someone is exuberantly flattering. (I totally dig it)
Romance on a kraft paper covered table!!
We painted the tablecloth, too.