since i've had a bit more free time, i've been experimenting in the kitchen....with food!
i've been trying to really save money, so i invited a good friend over for dinner.
woke up this morning and the first thought in my head.
i've been wanting to make this recently, so i thought tonight would be the perfect opportunity. i've become a real naturalist since i moved to nyc. i blame my friends. so of course i grated all the cheese myself. well. i did actually get tomato paste. i wasn't about to make my own tomato paste. that's a bit extreme. for me.
i ventured to get the ingredients to Bravo International Supermarket, a mere 5.5 blocks from my apartment.
this is a fairly new supermarket, and i just fell in love. it's a bit pricey [nothing like meijer], but it has great produce and a nice selection of organic and international foods.
on the menu.
green pears and apples
cheeses, including gouda, fontina, parmesan
fresh romaine greens w/ dried cranberries, bleu cheese and a honey mustard vinaigrette [which i made!!!!]
brownies w/ vanilla ice cream [these i did not make from scratch...some naturalist!]
now you must know this is quite a feat for me. [she says in her owl pajamas]
i made my dreams a reality. and in this case, it was baked ziti.