I really enjoy cooking. I didn’t always. I think I really got into it when the old B-lo crew used to host our famous Tuesday Night Dinners. That was years ago, before any of us had kids.
I cook when I can. Tonight I made Linguine with Red Bell Peppers and Kalamata Olives which is a nice, summer-y, quick meal. Some days are so completely crazy that I either don’t have time to prepare what I had planned, or I just need a break from the kitchen (Manu eats like I do; little portions all day long which means I’m serving and cleaning up ~5 small meals a day. Oh, and the baby has his own homemade baby food which is of course different than what I’m serving the rest of the family, so that’s an additional 3 meals/day. That’s a lot of kitchen time, friends. )
So when the going gets tough, I whip out the cell phone and ask Riz to pick-up something for dinner on his way home. We have discovered 2 favorite take-out places in New Haven (there’s sooo much good food here!). The first is Saray in West Haven; a traditional Turkish restaurant with perfectly seasoned, out-of this-world grilled meat and portions so large there’s enough for dinner again tomorrow. We’re big fans of the Mixed Grill that features lamb and chicken kebabs, shredded beef, lamb chops, fresh bread, and pilaf. Mouth-watering.
When we’re in the mood for some lighter fare, York St. Noodle House hits the spot. The Chicken Coconut Curry Tom Yum is h-o-t but still balanced, light and fresh. Ah! So good!
So…. what’s on your speed dial when you’re in a pinch? Pizza? Mexican? Or will you just reach for a bowl of cereal and call it a night? Dish!