Tasty Tuesday: Mom and JJ Finished the Book

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Remember Little Miss Book Club’s recent literary/culinary mischief?

Well, they finally finished the book on Sunday night… or was it Monday in the very early morning after a manly man might have woken Mom up at 4 ish… can’t recall…

SONY DSCAnyway, the book offers a full roster of French recipes author, Kathleen Flinn, made during her experience at Le Cordon Bleu.  The ladies fetched the following recipe from Miss Kathleen’s website because it features many of my favorite ingredients.

Salade Niçoise

6Thyme-lemon vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt, ground black pepper

3Potato Salad

  • 1 lb. Yukon gold or new potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

2 tomatoesSalad components

  • 1 cup, about 6 ounces, cooked green beans
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces butter lettuce, arugula or other simple greens
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, such as kalamata or Niçoise
  • 3 or 4 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped or quartered
  • 12 anchovy fillets
  • 7 oz. can tuna, packed in olive oil 

Prepare the vinaigrette:
In a small bowl or jar, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, two pinches of salt, coarse ground pepper and shake or whisk together until emulsified. Set aside until needed.

Prepare the potato salad:
Steam or boil the potatoes just until tender. Cut into bite-sized pieces while still warm and toss gently with the white wine and stock. After a few minutes, toss again. Toss half the vinaigrette with the potatoes, chopped parsley and shallots.

Finish the salad:
SONY DSCArrange the cooked green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, hard-boiled eggs and olives in a bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette. Arrange the elements onto four plates, top each with the anchovies and tuna.

French Tip: To keep the green beans crisp and retain bright color, boil briefly just until tender, then plunge into an ice bath.

Another great bon appetit day!

P.S. Thanks for checking on me, my Nana & Poppi, and Mom… everyone’s about the same…

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our fortieth participating post!

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Literary Mischief, Part II

Hey It’s Jet Here.

In case you missed Part I, click here and here.

dog book clubMiss Beverly generously lent Mom a book about a month or so ago.  Because of Mom’s schedule, she’s read the book in bits and pieces, currently having about 30 pages to go.  Little Miss Women’s Book Club decided to read along with Mom as well.

Often, when Mom reads before bed, she marks her page, closes the book and lays it down beside her pillow.  Sometimes her books receive the same treatment as eggs kept warm by chickens.  Yes, Little Miss Book Club and I inadvertently (VBP) will lay on Mom’s books, so she forgets to place them on her side table the next day.

At some point, Little Miss Weekly Reader decided to catch up on her chapters.  When Mom next finds time to read, she discovers the following:

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5

2

8

1

I, Jetty, cultured gentleman of letters, will demonstrate the proper form for reading!

4 Now what will Mom tell Miss Beverly?

Another great literary mischief day!

P.S.  Wishing a Happy, Healthy and Abundant New Year to All!  Stay safe tonight.  I will spend the festivities in the closet with Mom and Little Miss Barkarooni!

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