Posted by: Catherine | February 8, 2010

Chick Dinners

It’s just been Emma and me–Bruce has been sick–and have our dinners ever changed! There are no slabs of meat or roasted birds paired with a vegetable, our standard fare for the three of us with the occasional side of potato/rice/bread  and/or salad. We’re having Chick Dinners, and we just love them! One night we had The Best Guacamole with some chips and a chile-cheese tamale. We have eggs a lot–scrambled with smoked salmon, Smoked Salmon Hash, omelets…and a variety of fritattas, including Spinach-Tomato-Feta Fritatta. We’ve had Buratta Sundaes and, more than once,  “cheese board”–we get different kinds of cheese (one of which is always Brie, Emma’s fave), a good salami and a baguette, along with hummus and olives (and, if I’m afraid of the Mommy Police I do make a small green salad). Not surprisingly, we often have pasta–just tossed with olive oil, Parmesan, garlic and a raw egg or one of Emma’s favorites, Spaghetti and (Turkey) Meatballs. Sometimes we have dessert for dinner (we both love that, but I do have to be the grownup at least some of the time and suggest we start with real food)–I make Strawberry and Nutella Toastites or we bake together on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, do lots of taste tests and are satisfied with a piece of whatever we’ve made for our nighttime meal. And sometimes we just end up in bed with big bowls of oatmeal as we partake of our neverending Chick Flick Film Festival. (I was amused no end during Love Story when she asked if Ali McGraw was Tim MacGraw’s mother! Oy!)

Here are some of our favorites:

Buratta Sundae

The Best Guacamole

Spinach-Tomato-Feta Fritatta

Smoked Salmon Hash

Spaghetti and (Turkey) Meatballs

Strawberry and Nutella Toastite



  1. It all sounds good to me, that doesn’t make me a chick does it? 😉

  2. I’m swooning over the buratta sundae- man I love that stuff! Bruce must be pretty under the weather if you’ve had all of this. Hope he feels better soon!

  3. How did you know that Phoo-D and I are buratta whores? (And right about now, she’s probably sayin’, “speak for yourself, hussy!”). We are booking our plane ticket NOW.

    Hope your Bruce is okay? Does he have the Swine? Ugh.

  4. I’m lovin’ the Salmon hash…

  5. I love chick food nights. I can add your roasted radishes and their photo to the Wear Red Day post if that is ok with you. It is such a great recipes and that post is still very popular.

  6. My husband and I can just live eating assorted cheeses, salami, olives, and bread that I made at home. Have you ever tried Fromage d’Affinois, Emma will definitely love it!

  7. I think those can be the perfect dinners! An antipasto plate would be just fine by me!

  8. I hope Bruce feels better! I’ve been fighting a cough for like 4 weeks now which stinks!

    It is nice to be able to do different dinners since you don’t have as many mouths to please!

    I still love the Toast-tites the best!

  9. I would enjoy your guacamole. Hope he feels better soon.

  10. Ah, my daughter and I often get to do these kinds of “chick dinners” when my husband travels 🙂 The Buratta Sundae looks especially tempting! I hope Bruce feels better very soon!

  11. Everything looks so goood!!

  12. Every dish looks so tempting!!

    MMMMMMMM,..lovely food!

  13. Hi Catherine, all these look fantastic, absolutely, dear Cathe if have time stopping by at my blog, I have some awards for you!!! gloria

  14. Aww, that sounds sweet – lots of special mommy/daughter time. I am loving all the chic food – especially the nuttella and strawberries.

  15. That’s a bunch of yummy things to eat! But I loved the burrata sundae!
    Hope everyone is feeling better at your house!

  16. Everything looks delicious. The nutella and strawberry toasties-YUM!

  17. I love girly food and you’re making me hungry all over again!

  18. wow this looks so good. this are some of my favorites as well 🙂 meatballs are a good wholesome any time

  19. I want one of each.

  20. Catherine, everything looks so good…would not mind to taste them all 🙂

  21. That strawberry and nutella toastie looks sooooo gooodddd.
    I think its something I need to try next time i’m craving something sweet, yum!

  22. everything looks so good. Every dish looks so tempting.. yummy

  23. that strawberry – nutella thing must have been scrumptious! it looks so, so good!

  24. The salmon hash looks amazing and wow, the others are so unique! I love new ideas especially when I’m not even motivated to step foot in the kitchen . Ohhh dangit, I am now craving some guac! Thanks for the great post. See you back in March!

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