A few months ago, I learned that my good friend Joe from college was living in Chicago. He had come to town after finishing the Jesuit novitiate and starting seminary at Loyola, and when we met up shortly before the holidays, we hadn’t seen each other in at least a year (probably more, now that I think about it). In catching up, it was discovered/established that we both enjoy as much time as possible in the kitchen, and subsequently agreed upon that we should get together and cook soon.
- The tried and tested prosciutto-wrapped whitefish. (“Wrapped in prosciutto and looking elegant,” by the way, is quite possibly the best headline ever. And, really, a state of being which, once achieved, should never be abandoned, no?)
- Herb salad – that is, mixed greens with heaps of fresh basil & parsley – with honey balsamic vinaigrette and shaved parmigiano
- Penne with roasted butternut squash and homemade ricotta
- Lemon-roasted red potatoes