Met Museum- Galleries 825,826,827,828,829

  1. Malaysian Fried Chicken – Piggy Back- Yum
  2. Strawberry Ice Cream- Pop’s- Old Town Alexandria VA- around since the 40s and Eleanor Roosevelt used to frequent. El Ro is a fave of my daughter’s
  3. Grilled Chicken Salas- best buttermilk dressing and roasted tomatoes. Ada’s on the River- Old Town Alexandria VA
  4. Key Lime Pie and Coconut Custard Bread Pudding- Biscuits and Barbecue Mineola- COMFORT FOOD!!
  5. My birthday dinner at Shirt Steak- all they serve is skirt steak, french fries and salad. As they are three of my favorite foods, I’m all in
  6. Strawberry Rhubarb shortcake at Mark’s off Madison- YUM
  1. Seen in DUMBO Brooklyn
  2. View from our table at Ada’s on the River- I love outdoor seating
  3. What we brought home from my daughter’s dorm- she still has more stuff- I don’t know how she fit it all in her room

The other day my daughter talked about her favorite dish that I make- we call it Bird’s Nest. I’m going to give you the approximate recipe. I say approximate because I really just throw the ingredients together and hope for the best.

Birds Nest

  1. spaghetti ( amount depends on how many you are feeding and how hungry they are- but for the purposes of this recipe now, assume a half a box)
  2. butter- about a quarter stick
  3. heavy cream- about 1/2 cup
  4. egg
  5. parmesan cheese (1/2 cup)
  6. veggies- (we tend to use a few of the following: cherry tomatoes, peas, mushrooms, spinach)
  7. mozzarella
  8. salt/red pepper flakes
  1. make the spaghetti- drain
  2. in saucepan lightly sautΓ© veggies then put aside (I add the red pepper flakes to this)
  3. in saucepan mix heavy cream and egg, then add butter and parmesan and bring to simmer on low heat (I add salt here)
  4. Note- this is not a saucy pasta- the liquid should be just enough to moisten spaghetti
  5. Mix pasta and sauce and veggie till pasta is coated lightly
  6. put in an ovenproof dish- something like a pie tin or cake pan works because this is supposed to be like a pie
  7. when in the dish, add cubes of mozzarella on top, and a sprinkle of parm and if you’re feeling feisty some fresh basil works
  8. bake about 40 minutes at 350 degrees
  9. cut into slices and enjoy.

24 thoughts on “I Came, I Saw, I Ate- 5/14/23

  1. Loved your post. It must have been great to visit and see all those wonderful paintings. The view from your restaurant looks lovely too.
    I’ll need to try your recipe later. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜„

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  2. Nothing like some pointillism to make one feel inadequate as an artist. Trying it last year with the grands was challenging to say the least. I respect Seurat and Signac immensely. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Whoever had the idea of making a pre-graduation trip to bring some of your daughter’s things home early deserves a gold star. At some point she will get to exercise decluttering skills, but it works best when you realize it’s something you have to do. Not when someone tells you to do it! I love your week of art, food, and beautiful plants.

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  4. All the food is making me hungry. Sounds so delicious! The painting of the mother and daughter’s all in red is my favorite of the paintings and as always the flowers are beautiful and fill me with sunshiny thoughts. πŸ™‚

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