6/4/08

No Picture Dinner

I had an awesome picture for this recipe but somehow, someway there's no picture it's lost and floating around somewhere in the ether of my computer.


Sing-a-long... (I'm sure everyone of you has a version of this song, this is mine sung to the tune of On Top of Ol' Smokey)


I hate my computer
It doesn't do what I want
Ohhhhhhh, I hate my computer
It drives me craaaazy
It won't download new softwaaaaare
It tells me invaaaaild
It's trying to kill me!


Actually, it's all my fault. My computer is packed to the gills with info and needs a spy day or whatever a computers equivalent of a spa day is. And I think it's my camera's fault. How can a picture I take be write protected? Is that even possible? and is there a lesson in all this? You know my computer and my camera are saying, "Hey Lady! Give us a break here, we've been working non-stop for weeks." I picture my computer saying that with a Jersey accent. Oh God, if I'm picturing my computer talking in a Jersey accent, I need some sleep and a break. Maybe I should say that to some people around here. Oh, that's right, I'm a mom, I don't get the pleasure of saying that.



Grilled Kielbasa and Warm Potato Salad:(Gourmet Magazine June 2008)


2 lb small red boiling potatoes, halved or quartered if large
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 lb smoked kielbasa

Accompaniment: grainy mustard


Generously cover potatoes with water in a large saucepan and add 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, whisk together onion, oil, vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper in a large bowl. Add hot potatoes and parsley to vinaigrette and toss. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (medium heat for gas). Cut kielbasa crosswise into 4 sections, then halve each section lengthwise. Oil grill rack, then grill kielbasa, covered only if using a gas grill, turning once, until sizzling and grill marks appear, about 4 minutes total. Serve kielbasa with potato salad (warm or at room temperature).


Tasting notes: This month's Gourmet magazine is spot on. I have already cooked three recipes out of it and all have been great. I didn't add anything or change anything to this recipe. It was beautiful, simple, and perfect for summer.


Don't forget... ECM and The Man and the Sous Chefs are going to starve if you don't enter the Puppet Master contest. We need your suggestions on snacks and drinks, just leave your ideas (you can leave more than one). The family will pick their favorites and then you'll vote on what we eat. Hence the puppet master title. Don't let us starve...

9 comments:

Mental P Mama said...
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Mental P Mama said...

I really think you have missed your other calling as a music composer...

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

so, i don't feel like i can talk about work on my blog... but yes i am totally serious, the 300lb slate blackboard fell on me yesterday. i managed to catch it and put it back in place temporarily before running to get help.

noble pig said...

Oh I hate it when the pictures get sent to gateways of hell!

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh, I'm having technical difficulties too! I'm so sorry for you. It's the curse of photography buffs, don't you think?

Mayberry Magpie

She who said...

What's wrong with your computer talking with a Jersey accent??? I can translate it for you if you wish ;-}

asthmagirl said...

After explaining that your computer has a jersey accent, I was able to identify with your issues. We have a few systems at work that talk to me like that when I'm trying to update them. I tell ya!

Hope it gets resolved soon, I love your pictures!

White On Rice Couple said...

You're so funny. I love to read your memoir, if you decide to write it one of these days.
I know how you feel about computers, they don't like me and I don't like them, sometimes. It's like a love hate relationship.
Here's more dishes for your contest...we wouldn't want the ECM household to starve.

Sous Chefs:
- Baked sweet onion dip
-chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches
-cucumber salad with peanut dressing

ECM and The Man:
-Vietnamese fried pork springrolls (eggrolls or what ever you wanna call em)
-Pineapple chicken and fried rice with pineapple/cilantro chutney
-Beef dumplings with sesame soy

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