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“Well, Nanny just looooooves a wedge.” You had to be there.
So a wedge I made. With a few updates, but mainly super duper classic. I’m a big fan of a wedge salad myself, even though they’re massively overpriced in restaurants and kind of hard to eat? Like, I like all the flavors but CUT IT UP FOR ME IF IT COSTS $8. Seriously.
So you could chop this beforehand and make a chopped wedge, which would be contradictory but less effort for the eaters.
Guys here is how recipe “development,” in the loosest sense of the word, works at this blog and in this house. I tell Jay that it’s going to be sunny and I want to photograph something new. He says words like THAI, BEEF, CHOCOLATE CHIPS that go together in no way at all and I veto some of them and add some to his words and then make a recipe. I make it exactly once, then write what I did, then make adjustments based on how it turns out.
It’s a really scientific process. In the loosest sense of the word.
So the other day homeboy started talking about squash casserole, which I already have on this website. And then he went off and was like “you could do a baked pasta squash casserole thing with TOFU and CHIMICHURRI and BABY FINGERS!!!” And I was all “squash casserole and pasta. done.”
And so here we are. This isn’t a traditional mac and cheese in that there’s no creation of white sauce. It’s almost the exact squash casserole recipe I use for holidays, which is a riff off the one and only P-Dizzle (Paula Deen for those of you aren’t up with the hip lingo), which includes mayonnaise. This also includes mayonnaise. I actually used mayo in a baked pasta dish YEARS ago, also a Paula recipe, and it works really great. It doesn’t separate, stays creamy, and obviously scooping out the jarred stuff is way easier than making a milk+cheese sauce. So let’s not be afraid of mayo in our casseroles (I promise you can’t taste it even a bit) and get. to. town.
I wore green pants yesterday by accident, AND my coworker Dave wore a green shirt.
And here we are today wearing grey and other neutrals. What a waste!
But, we should definitely celebrate. Beer, corned beef, the luck of the Irish, you know.
With green foods! Here are some of my favs: