We don’t miss meals in our house.  But, occasionally, I do miss getting them posted.  Here are a few of the gastronomic delights we feasted on this week!

First off is a Spinach Pasta with a quick sauce of fresh tomatoes, bacon, langostinos, garlic, and olive oil.  Freshly-grated parmesan cheese on the top.  And it really was that simple.  A couple of good ingredients in the skillet makes for a powerful taste sensation.  This is one of those use what you have dinners.  It was absolutely great and the odds of us having exactly these ingredients together again are slim.  But it’s okay, because we’ll always have some variation of them – along with other fun things.

Next was a Tomato and Asparagus Salad.  Asparagus, tomato, red onion, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

It doesn’t get any easier – and it doesn’t get any better – especially since Victor was doing the cooking.  Again, it’s a few simple ingredients that just explode with flavor.

The salad accompanied Grilled Tuna Steaks.

A quick marinade of red wine, olive oil, and fresh herbs from the garden.  It went great with the salad.

And then we had Stuffed Peppers.

These are a favorite.  Victor usually makes them and makes extra for his mom.  I’ll bring a couple over tomorrow when I do her shopping.

These were a simple ground beef filling with garlic, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, some cheese…  Nothing fancy – just really tasty.

Victor made Strawberry Shortcakes for dessert last night.  I was too busy drooling to take pictures, but rest assured they were good – albeit a bit messy.  the recipe he used said to place the shortcake dough into an ungreased 8″x8″ pan.  UNgreased.  It stuck.  Go figure.

It broke apart but was still really yummy. Strawberries, cake, and whipped cream.  How could it be bad?!?