Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Monday, February 2nd - Mushroom Ravioli with Arugula Pesto

Breakfast was coffee with a few spoonfuls of Vanilla Activia Yogurt and two smaller biscotti. D had a full bowl with cereal and strawberries but I still felt full from Superbowl.

Lunch, I took a biscotti and a small tub of Hummous and flat bread with handful of parsley.

Dinner, we had the fresh mushroom ravioli I bought at the 'First Ravioli Store' on Commercial that I've mentioned before. The best deal and variety of fresh pasta and cheese in town. I wanted to have pizza from the leftovers but D couldn't face it. As well, we both went to the gym so it was pretty late. So we get home and we're both hungry and start munching on the red tortilla chips with hummous and tapenade. I had some cashews and wasabi peas as well. I brought the last four cubes of pesto I made a while ago.

I made a batch of Arugula and Basil pesto. It was an enormous batch with 6 cups of greens. It was before this blog and I'll have to dig up the recipie. It was 4-2 cups Arugula to Basil. It was pretty sharp mature arugula and I was worried it was going to be too strong but it was fine. I stored it in ice cube trays. 1 to 1.5 cubes of pesto per person is great for one meal. If I'm having normal pasta, I'll defrost in the bowl or in the microwave. Since I wanted to toss the ravioli so I didn't defrost and cooked it in the drained pot and re-added the pasta. Grated fresh parmesan over with some black pepper. We always have truffle oil on the table with pasta. mmmmm

D has started his new year detox. He started late because of Whistler and Superbowl. No more alcohol until Bali. I'm going to loosely try by default because if he doesn't drink I wouldn't. Though I think it's unfair cuz I tried for Lent last year and he wouldn't do it. I tried to have a glass of the left over Chateau Neuf de Pape he brought from work but it had gone off. The first glass was okay last week but you could smell the leathery stench of oxidation.

I had a digestif of Balweinie 12 yr on 4 cubes of ice after dinner.

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