February 3rd, 2010
Week 5 wasn’t such a hit save for the appetiser. It was artichokes on toast and it was so easy and the ingredients were all items I would likely have on hand, making it easy to whip up if unexpected company were to drop by. Which happens surprisingly often around here…
The colour on this photo wasn’t great, but here’s what the toasts looked like.
Fuss ate all of his as it was served. Bug scraped all the toppings off and ate the toast complaining the whole time.
The spaghetti with clams was passable, but too much work for what it turned out to be.
I bought the clams at Whole Foods. They were kind enough to pack them in ice for me.
Once they were cleaned (that’s cornmeal on top which Martha Stewart says will draw the grit out - not sure how)
I sauteed them with garlic and white wine until they opened.
And then tossed them with the pasta and a spot of the pasta water. I never remember to save the pasta water, so I just used half chicken broth and half water.
The only good thing about this was watching poor Colin try to eat it when Bug fed it to him. (Her favourite meal time activity - feeding her Dad.)
The salad was average.
The dessert was lackluster despite being colourful and sparkly.
So, nothing to really recommend from this menu. I do think I prefer to eat seafood in a restaurant!
Enjoying the journey, Amanda
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