Is any one else planning their dinners around the Today Show cooking segment from Jamie Oliver? I love his cooking style. He is pretty cute too. Is his newest show still on Food Network? I am not sure. He also has headed an effort in England to improve school lunches, which I am all about. French toast sticks in little sugar lined plastic pouches are not a lunch item! And one of Jamie's daughters is named Poppy, which is just the best British name ever. If I were cool enough to pull it off, I would have lobbied for that name for one of our girls. Speaking of which, there is an incredible nursery over at Apartment Therapy by a local woman for her daughter of the same name. She is from Minneapolis, I wonder if I could make her my friend?
Monday, Jamie cooked mushrooms. Lucky for me, the dad has found himself with a few minutes to spare and came home from Costco with 5 whole fresh trout and 3 lbs of chanterelle mushrooms. We had the mushroom saute with fresh pasta and this recipe for chicken thighs. Mostly because I had chicken thigh defrosted in the frig. Although I didn't use Chianti, or tomatoes and I baked the whole thing in the oven after browning. But according to my meat eaters, a recipe with bacon AND spicy pork sausage is never going to be bad.