Braised Beef Short Ribs w/Fingerling Potatoes & Green Beans

The deMenthes dined tonight on braised beef short ribs with fingerling potatoes and sautéed green beans. Cooking the ribs is an all-day affair, but not really all that much work. If you put the ribs in the oven first thing in the morning they’ll be ready by dinnertime, and you can prepare and cook the […]


Breaking In the New Grill

At last, Ditilani and I have a new gas grill, a big black Weber patriotically made in America, and what better way to break in our new American grill than a couple of big bloody American steaks? Here are some photos and notes on our new grill’s shakedown cruise:

To accompany our steaks, we […]


Parmesan Chicken with Sautéed Green Beans & Tomato/Mozzarella Salad

I was on deck for dinner last night so I decided to prepare one of Ditalini’s favorites: Parmesan chicken. Sautéed green beans and tomato/mozzarella salad seemed like they would go well with the chicken, and you know what? They did. This is an easy little dinner to prepare, and one I’ve long promised to add […]


A Birthday Dinner with Friends

In these recessionary times, sharing dinner at home with friends is becoming a larger part of our social life. If it’s a friend’s birthday, so much the better. Our buddy Rudy from Las Vegas came to visit this weekend; since his birthday is Monday we invited our posse over to celebrate.

Mary Anne, […]