Wandering Seoul returns

by Peggy on October 30, 2014

Watch to find out the weird food winner from Paige’s summer abroad in South Korea.


Spaghetti Lasagna

by Peggy on October 20, 2014

Sam (peeling off the aluminum foil for a late night snack after work): Alright! It’s Spaghetti Lasagna.

And that is how this new, improvised recipe — which rocketed into the regular rotation after the first run — got its name.


Spaghetti Lasagna

1 lb. Italian style turkey sausage

1 lb. box of whole wheat penne pasta

1 16 oz jar of roasted garlic spaghetti sauce (Albertsons organic brand)

1 c. grated mozzarella

1/4 c. grated Parmesean or Asiago

Olive oil

Salt, pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 F. Coat a lasagne pan with a bit of oil. Cook the penne al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 to 1/2 cup pasta water. Meanwhile, brown the turkey sausage in a little olive oil. Add the sauce to heat up, then add the water. Adjust seasonings. Add the warm penne. Turn out into lasagne pan. Top with mozzarella and then Parmesean. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes, taking the foil off for the last 10 minutes.


Overheard in the Wolfe House #282

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Peggy (the birthday girl): Ok, let’s go to the movies. Who’s hosting? Michael (the underemployed dude): Not the broke guy. Sam (the other underemployed dude): Are you calling me broke?

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Sam and Trevor and a little Sunday jump

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We had to get out of bed pretty early to get to Aubrey in time for this 8 a.m. ride, but it was worth it.  

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #281

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Peggy (puzzled, and motioning to the car door): It’s open. Sam (still standing motionless, holding a fistful of horse show ribbons): I know. I have some euphoria.

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Summer of ’01, Week #2

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I wonder who won on June 21. June 18, 2001 Write in detail what YOU would do to save Ginger. What I would do to save Ginger is that when she was released from the leglocks and into the duct, I would catch her. If she fell into the duct, she will be made into […]

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Summer of ’01, Week #1

September 28, 2014

In the summer of 2001, while I was writing about The Bus and lots of other things at the student newspaper, Sam was in summer school writing about whatever prompt was on the board that day. He was 13. That’s often thought of as an awkward age, but for Sam it meant a new, level playing […]

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Old-school cakes: Coconut pound cake

September 26, 2014

I didn’t want to post this recipe until I had a chance to talk to Aunt Regina again about it. A few of these old recipes from her collection have called for ingredients in ways that you don’t often see anymore. This one called for a “can of coconut.” I searched on the web for […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #280

September 21, 2014

Peggy: I’m surprised you still have taffy left, you like salt water taffy so much. Sam: I eat half the box fast. I like to slow down for the second half.

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #279

September 18, 2014

Peggy: How was your day today? Sam: Eye appointment was good. Peggy: Wonderful. So how was horseback riding today? Sam (pauses): The eye appointment was better.

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