Even though I've only had a couple entries this past week, don't you worry - I've been busy, both inside the kitchen and out. I just wanted to share a few things from this past week. If you remember, last Sunday I made a homemade tomato sauce, some of which I've put in the freezer for later and some of which I kept in the fridge for immediate use.
With some mushrooms that needed to be used and a bottle of red already opened I thought this would be an easy way to make something a little more interesting than just pasta with sauce. There isn't necessarily a recipe here - but saute some sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil and garlic, and then add red wine to add some extra flavor to the tomato sauce. Mushrooms cook pretty quickly, so I wouldn't even start this part until your water is already boiling and you've added your pasta to the pot. Once the mushrooms have cooked in the red wine for a couple minutes you can add some of the tomato sauce you made earlier in the week.
450 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA
We arrived to find that the restaurant was extending their restaurant week deal through the end of March, so after looking at the extensive menu selection my father and I decided to take advantage of the 3-course menu. Although the prices are a bit high, if you're looking for a good Italian restaurant for a special occasion, this is a great place to check out. The bread basket they bring to the table when you sit down is great - 2 different kinds of bread, both warmed and served with balsamic and oil for dipping!
My mother ordered the same dish that she got last time we came here, Paparadelle con Funghi y Salvia because we both remembered it being absolutely delicious. It's a homemade pasta with a combination of different types of mushrooms in a creamy sage sauce that's not too rich.