Saturday, March 05, 2005


I found the recipe for Zuppa Toscana soup online. Just like at the Olive Garden! I love this soup and decided to attempt to make it on my own. I used too much red pepper flakes so the soup turned out a bit spicier than real thing but I liked it anyway. I should have peeled the potatoes before I put it into the pot so the soup was a bit "crunchy" but hey, fiber is good for you. With some fresh "garden herb" bread, I had a very hearty meal. Considering how much I made, I'll have soup for a week. Posted by Hello

Friday, March 04, 2005

Elisa cooks for herself

Look, look, I can cook! I made breaded chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies. This is pretty much the standard meal for me. Maybe now Grandma can stop worrying about me not eating enough. Posted by Hello

Chinese New Year in SLO

My friend, Cynthia, decided to attempt a Chinese New Year Feast this year and asked me to co-host. I bought the chicken and roast duck. Together we made the rice cake with pork, sautee Chinese vegetables, lettuce wrap with a chicken, celery, and bean sprout filling, tomato-egg-chicken side for the rice, onion pancakes, and red bean tapicoa for dessert. We managed to serve 12 people in my little apartment and paper plates and plastic utensils meant no dishes to wash. Posted by Hello