Friday, October 16, 2009

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun...

I polished some silverware, that came from my late mother-in-law, this afternoon and before I knew it, it was time for dinner. Of course, I hadn't even thought about what we would be having. I quickly whipped up some crab cakes and pasta.

This is what it looked like before polishing, not real bad but bad enough.

Here it is after I got done.

This is the pattern, but I have no idea what it is.

Not even sure if it is sterling or silverplate. Do any of you experts out there have any idea what I have here? Sterling or silverplate?

Here is the recipe for the pasta.


1 10 oz pkg of frozen spinach thawed & drained
4 tablespoons Olive Oil
4 large cloves Garlic minced
1/2 cup White Wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground Pepper
4 ounces Proscuitto thin sice into small ribbons
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
1 pound Penne Pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesean

Heat 3 tablespoons Olive Oil in pan add garlic saute 1 minute add Spinach cook 1 minute add Wine and reduce by half about 2 minutes add stock,cream and pepper Bring liquid to Boil reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes. Take remaining 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and fry Proscuitto until crisp drain on paper towel. On a low heat add Gorgonzola to the Spinach mixture and now add the Procuitto mix well...Pour mixture over cooked Pasta mix well and sprinkle Parmesean on top. Serve Immediately.

*NOTE* This is from the chef NICK STELLINO from the tv show CUCINA AMORE.


Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

You can come over and Polish the silver and whip me up that dinner just any old time...

Dishesdone said...

Pretty Silver! Dinner looks great! I have Eileen's pasta to try, have to make it, it does look fantastic :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful silverware and so pretty all polished. What a great-sounding pasta dish! I'm going to save that one - thanks!

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH MY GOODNESS you can whip up CRAB CAKES on a moment's notice.

When are you coming to visit, please? I love crab cakes, and don't have a clue how to make them!

Lovely flatware. It's silverplate, and I have a book of silverplate patterns and I'll look it up for you -- but not today! catching up on housework after a week at the hospital. my dad's doing well, thanks... but I'm exhausted! :-P

LOVE that flatware... it's really classic. And I love old silverplate, so much nicer than the new stuff I think.

(When you come to my house to make crab cakes for us, bring the silver polish!)


Kathleen said...

Glad Cass knew! Do you know she is a LI gal, Marigene??(She has a summer place on the other fork..where I shop!)

Recipe for Crab Cakes please? I have tried a few, but we don't like Old Bay!

Yes, and when you leave from Cass' house in NJ, I have silver for you to polish too!

Mimi said...

I don't have a recipe for the crab cakes...I just use Costco crab 1# cans (refrigerated near the cheeses), minced onion, a little minced celery, horseradish or cayenne powder, fresh breadcrumbs or Panko, a couple eggs, a good dollop of mayo and Dijon (sometimes I put a little lemon zest in, but not always).....that's it for ingredients. Mix together, shape them and then sautè them in a little oil. We ♥ them!

Madeleine Miranda said...

Gosh, your blog is making me hungry! The pasta looks great, thanks for sharing! Love your plates too...

Carolyn said...

Hi Mimi,
The silverware is lovely!
Thank you for your comment and the green and white china you asked about is wedgewood "pheobe" made in England.
Hope this helps,

Carolyn said...

Sorry I misspelled "phoebe".


The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Mimi, thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always fun to meet new people! Your crab cakes look delicious, actually the WHOLE dinner looks wonderful! And I will have to try those windowpane potato chips! I'm adding you to my list of blogs to follow! Have a great week,

Jayne said...

I'm having such a craving for pasta! Looks good. Big job, polishing all that silver, but looks so pretty.

Audra said...

If you make me crab cakes, I will polish your silver too! I am going to try the pasta recipe, always looking for a new one to try out on the family. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I love hearing from you!