Italian Dinner – Fennel Pork Chops and Risotto with Mushrooms and Saffron

Recipes in this Post Italian Fennel Pork Chops Risotto with Mushrooms and Saffron Sundays are the day in our family where we really try to keep the Sabbath day. We go to Mass, and I try to not get on the computer. No working on Sunday, sometimes not even to get email. Spane really likes going to the 5:30 p.m. Mass, the Life Teen Mass, mainly because it is a more youthful Mass, with a band that plays guitar, drum and piano, with really good jazzy singers. I like going to the earlier Masses because I really like listening to Holy Family’s award winning choir. I like to sing, too. Usually, we go to 5:30 Mass, so I don’t have that much time to make a real “Sunday” dinner, but today we went to 11:00 Mass, so I did. I thought that this was a good opportunity to praise God … Continue reading

Chicken Rubens with Saffron Rice

Recipes in this post Chicken Rubens Saffron Rice Russian Dressing A very long time ago, I lived with the chef at the Hollywood location of Gorky’s Russian Cafe. My roommate also happened to be Ukrainian, maybe that was why they hired him. He used to make a dish with pastrami, swiss cheese and Russian dressing. I have asked him how to make it, and he says he doesn’t remember.