Posts Tagged ‘Pasta’

The Cat was crunching tax returns at work, The Mouse was left to his own devices. In other words, “weird” eats. Hee hee.

Curry Pasta

“Clearing” the pantry. Not enough of one pasta, just add another. Leftover curry gravy and frozen vegetables. Extra turmeric for the joints.

Turkey Pot Pie

Cheap eats. Package instructions includes statement on not cooking in toaster oven, microwave or conventional oven only. The Mouse being the rebel and economical used the toaster oven anyway, just added a little more time. Baked okay, The Mouse would do it again.


Because The Cat was not around to smell. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The local diner chain month special, katsu SPAM curry rice. The Mouse is intriqued. The line to order is out the door. Nope. Second choice, a ramen shop, fried eggplant curry rice. Closed on Wednesdays. Deep sigh.

Plan C, one pot bowl at home.


Pasta shells, frozen peas and carrots, tin of sardines, wakame, salt and pepper, and dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Try again today, maybe.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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No theme, just pic diary of what we’ve been eating.

The Mouse eats.


Frozen toaster waffles, butter, raw honey, banana.


Angel hair pasta, canned sardine, frozen mixed vegetables.

The Cat ate salmon from Olive Garden.

Herb Grilled Salmon

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse, running errands yesterday, forgot it’s the start of an extended weekend. Traffic terrible. Ugh!

The lunch I wanted would probably not be reachable with the traffic. Settled for a Chinese take-out underneath a Safeway supermarket.

Roast Duck and Char Siu on Rice with Choi Sum

Half of the rice and all of the duck and greens went to The Cat’s bento for next week (freezer) and her soup last night.

The Mouse finished the rest of the rice and all of the char siu (it was late afternoon by the time The Mouse ate). Because The Mouse was hungry, he also ordered an order of crispy gau gee.

Crispy Gau Gee

One of the errands was to drop something off to Chef. He gave us a pan of the staff meal he prepared.

Baked Meat Pasta, Loaf of Bread

The Mouse thinks Chef used shortrib for the meat. Mmm!

And to be complete, The Cat’s lunch.

Seafood Pasta

The Cat said there was more seafood than pasta (a good thing).

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Fail/Not Fail

The Mouse votes not fail, but the rest of the world? Hee hee.

The Mouse erroneously bought a tin of sardines in water. In his opinion, not a favorite. He decided to try to make pasta with sardines and tomato sauce (Pasta Con Sardine Siciliano), The Mouse looked it up. Hee hee.


The Mouse working off an idea, no recipe (for the most part, The Mouse views recipes kinda like instructions in DIY furniture boxes. Heh heh. Just kidding (maybe).

This was the idea.

Pasta Con Sardine Siciliano

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The Mouse cooked the pasta, drained, added smashed the sardines and tomato sauce, dried oregano, salt, pepper, simmered.

The Mouse ended up with kind of a hybrid dish. Part pasta, part soup, part gravy. Tasty with bread.

Tomato Chowder with Pasta and Sardines

You can say it, The Mouse got weird. Hee hee. But there was kinda a reason, the refridge is stuffed, no space for leftover tomato sauce. Had to use the whole can. Would he do it again? Definite maybe. Hee hee.

So if trying to create a recipe? Fail. But if trying to create something tasty? Win. 🙂

Plus the dish wasn’t for company, or even The Cat. Made by The Mouse, eaten by The Mouse. 😉

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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