I did it. I made marmalade. Kumquat. Pretty.
Now how to add it to a dinner dish....
I'll think of something for the kumquats. I used the raw sugar packets I have for company...with the weird ones like stivea, etc.
We have been on the road. Traveling. Before we left I made mustards and Korean chili oil then combined the two pans that did not fit for two other mustards.
One the road trip we stopped at Masstown NS Canada for a rare treat of haddock fish-n-chips. Should have shared a portion. A bit salty.
But now we are here. Newfoundland. The blue dot. Twenty minutes to set up our home....like we were just here.
Red pins are work/home NYC.
Tom soup. Corn cakes/veg bowl...had to harvest green tomatoes last minute but worth it. Some ripening, some in our frittata this morning. Most went to a neighbor.
whoops, we have two threads started for 373.
Warm beans/greens/corn salad. Prosciutto bacon. Pea and radish shoots.
Making salt as we always do. 5 gallons makes about 2 full cups. (maybe 3) We have a cast iron stovetop smoker so I may smoke a few cups.
I started 15 small salad trays before we left. They germinated stacked in our book crate while traveling. Now have lots of greens.
(this pic was Sunday before we had internet. Started a few more trays last night)
Amazing bread Ann.
We rushed our first boule but always good. Just butter, salt/pepper for me. DH made a tomato&feta sandwich.
Will bake second one tonight...(in the fridge)
Wow, Sleeve, you've been busy!!!
You must be loving your annual trip to Nfld. Gorgeous country!!!
Fabulous breads and pizza Ann. I remember when you bought your pizza oven, and now looking at your pizza, yep, I'd be using that puppy all the time!
Ann, I'm pretty sure that a runny egg in a loaf of bread wouldn't do anything for me, either. I also don't like cheesy breads.
We love(d) popovers, but I didn't have them with breakfast, they "were" breakfast. I love it with your scrambled eggs and bacon. I'm going to do that!
I made a skillet of sausage, potatoes, green peppers and onions with some kale thrown in.
Wow Sleevendog so impressed you travel with your trays of salad greens. The view is beautiful and love all your cooking.
Annt fabulous breads and pizzas...those cheese breads are something I would like, though not the escargot one.
Love your stir fry Jasdip, and your bow tie pasta dish in the previous thread looked very appealing.
Finally, I am doing some proper cooking again. Below was a goulash with orzo and broccolini
Below was a seafood salad with spinach, rocket and homemade seafood sauce. There’s a name for it but I forget.
Finally below the easiest dessert ever made. Bought chocolate biscuits/ cookies dipped in a coffee liqueur and sandwiched together with cream. The biscuits go all soft and mousse like. Only need a small slice as it’s quite rich.
Your goulash with orzo really appeals to me Neely! You're really making use of orzo since you discovered it, LOL
I'm not a sweets person, but I'm sure that your dessert was delectable! :-)
I traveled with a couple bunches of baby kale. More tender and sweeter than usual. Tossing in everything. Some wilted, some fresh...lots of lemon. (one lemon left).
Curious about the seafood sauce. We do love a seafood salad.
Traveling with a stack of salad trays has been a huge success. Sown last Wednesday night, uncovered Saturday night. By Tuesday most trays were huge. Very sunny window. (6 days to the table and growing)
OT, Compumom11 is back in business! Resetting password and signing out of weird account seems to have worked. Now back to eating!
Sums up the week so far. Fish head seafood chowder. Leek top stock. Third meal of it and again with a kitchen party tomorrow night.
Lobster, scallop, cod. Scruncions.
Sleevendog, you've been busy, even on vacation! Everything looks fresh and delicious, and those salad trays are growing like crazy. I did a fall planting of lettuces in the garden, but I don't think they are going to be big enough to eat before it frosts, they've grown about 2 inches in a month, LOL. The bok choi just got about 3 inches tall and then bolted, so much for fall planting, sheesh.
AnnT, I like my eggs soft and so that looks perfect to me, as do your popovers.
Compumom, welcome back!
Neely, that shrimp looks delicious, and the orzo with stew is a good idea, I never thought of that.
Jasdip, you're the only person I know besides me that has ever said they weren't wild about cheese bread. I'd like your skillet meal too!
Here I was out of town for two days for Election Training for Township Clerks, and I haven't really been cooking much anyway. I did make a Pane Bianco and a pan of lasagna for the Township Treasurer who had surgery on her wrist, and an extra to take to the Princess, who loves the stuff.
We just processed 34 chickens for the freezer, so we'll be eating some chicken. Elery's middle son came to help, half of them are destined for his freezer, so I had some "help" cleaning, in the form of Elery's 13 year old Granddaughter. I have a picture, but it includes chicken guts, so I probably won't post it on here, LOL. Her Dad says his kids need to know where food comes from, and not be ignorant about what really needs to be done before it makes it to the table, so I taught her the fine art of chicken cleaning. Ahem.
My 17 netted about 110 pounds of chicken, dressed. I canned a batch of chicken stock made with necks and backs and still have enough of those in the freezer to make two more batches of stock.
We've been eating a lot of vegetables, I made a "stew" with a bunch of vegetables that needed to be eaten, including zucchini, yellow squash, leeks, carrots, celery, turnips, a couple of heads of fresh garlic, some eggplant, tomatoes, a handful of lentils. Not pretty, but substantial, no pictures.
I did make chicken bratwurst with some green beans and a lentil "mush". It didn't taste bad, but the texture left something to be desired.
I think I was being tested over the weekend anyway. Elery is still doing the "modified Weight Watchers", his version. Lots of vegetables, few carbs and as little fat as possible. His son gave up WW and decided to go on the ketogenic diet, so he's eating 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs, allowing himself only 20 carbs per day. His kids are carboholics and will eat tacos and chicken but hate vegetables. I bought half a dozen cheese bagels at Panera and some cream cheese, made scotch eggs and bacon. Elery had his usual big plate of leftover vegetables from the night before, Chris had scotch eggs and bacon and the kids had bagels and cream cheese and lots of bacon. I had coffee and left them to sort it out, LOL. Supper was pork chile verde for the adults, tacos for the kids. Low carb tortillas for the guys, flour tortillas for the kids, lots and lots of cheese. I should have invited Amanda over, we could have thrown in the gluten free and lactose intolerant in there, LOL.
Annie, I loved it when you said you 'left them to sort it out.' Even to know what to buy was fantastic. That's more than I would have thought. I do not have the willpower to go carb-free. I'm also not sure what the long-term effects of keto would be, I think it's safe to say it's one of the most popular diets.
Your chicken sausage really looks good!!
How did Elery's grand-daughter make out with dressing the chickens?? I'd loved to have seen a pic with the look on her face.
I remember my niece (but she was only a little thing) helping with the pumpkin for Halloween. She puked in the pumpkin as they were cleaning it out! It was the whole texture thing, LOL
Are you completely out of meat when it's time to fill your freezers again? Were you out of chicken, to be able to put 17 more in? Your organizational skills must be astounding. I think I'd be buying a new freezer for the new meat, and eat out of the current one, and switch back and forth, lol.
You'll be proud of me, I've mentioned before that I have a lot of drumsticks in the freezer (I realized this when I defrosted it a couple of weeks ago.) I can't resist buying them at .99/lb. The other day they were .69!!! But I resisted. Damn.
Well, Jasdip, here's the picture, but be warned, don't look if you're squeamish. That's my second warning. (grin)
And yes, it really was raining. We were inside the pole barn, but she thought the rain jacket would work as a "haz mat" suit and keep her somewhat free from any flying/seeping/errant "stuff". She used gloves, but she did it!
I did have freezer room, I cut mine into parts and just leave a couple whole for roasting, so I had 4 packages of breast meat and 2 packages of legs left, no thighs and the wings had already been used for stock when I ran out of that earlier this year.
Love lycooking going on!!
Ann, what do you do with all that bread? Surely you can't eat it all do you freeze it? If so how do you wrap it?
Ann, I see mustard on one of those burgers.......must have been Moe' s ; )
BBQ ribs and home made fries for dinner tonight......prompted by one of Ann's post I made some TBQ sauce to go with.
Also did a batch of meatballs in homemade tomato sauce.......if I " test " one more there will be no room for the ribs! Must show some discipline!!!
Dinner was an easy slow-cooker meal, so I'm watching a popular Netflix show called "Unbelievable". It's a true story about a young girl lying about being raped. I find it 'meh' and I'm obviously in the minority from what I've been reading, but I've nothing else to do :-)
One of our favourite pork roasts is slow-cooked in molasses, soy sauce, cider vinegar, garlic and cayenne and water. Fall-apart tender. The leftover juices will be mixed with barbecue sauce and another meal will be pulled-pork sandwiches.
I forgot to comment on the other posts!!!
Annie your step-grand-daughter is a trooper!!!!!
Ann, I freeze my breads too, but since mine is always sandwich bread, I slice and freeze in milk bags. Oh, you don't have milk in bags out west. I love, love our milk in bags. I wouldn't want to struggle with gallon jugs, and I have an endless supply of sturdy bags for the freezer.
Sleven, as for what to do with your marmalade, a friend sent me some liliki (sp) jam that she made in Hawaii and I mixed a couple of TBLSP with some low sodium soy and olive oil for a marinade for a pork tenderloin.....either grill or bake. It was YUMMMMMMM! (and I don't like sweet much!)
Frost is forcast for our area (NY) in another couple of days. Temperature will drop 50F from 90F to 40F. I guess this will be my last BLT of the season.
Naan bread BLT
dcarch, my tomatoes have pretty much lost their flavor anyway, as happens this time of year. I put a slice of Hillbilly on my avocado toast this morning and it tasted like....nothing, the flavor just seems to go away.
Here it was 80 on Monday, now it's raining and 50, so only a 30 degree difference, and no frost projected for the next 10 days. Of course, they could change their minds tomorrow....
We hit 30C (86F) yesterday, Indian Summer! Rain for the next number of days, but normal, cooler temperatures.
Delicious food there AnnT... lots of good food from everyone.
Thank goodness it’s salad time again.
Electric light bottom
Neely, your salads look wonderful!
Ann, no one makes a beef roast look as good as yours. Wow.
Since it's Sunday, it's baking day. Bread and oatmeal cookies.
Egg Roll in a Bowl makes for a quick dinner. I shred cabbage, onions and carrots instead of buying the coleslaw mix, and I also add bean sprouts. The usual wine and fresh bread alongside.
Dinner while finishing the series Suits.
Stir-fries, breaded pork chop and rice was for dinner today. Surprisingly enough I made just enough stir-fries for one meal. That never happens!!! It looks like a huge skillet full but we all know they cook down somewhat :-)
Well, I've tried for the past two hours to post a handful of pictures here and have no been successful. Ugh. I hate Houzz, they just make everything so difficult and time consuming. OK, so I have to do it one or two at a time. (sigh)
Jasdip, Elery likes "eggroll in a bowl", I need to make that for him soon. Your oatmeal cookies look really good too and your stir fry is so nice and fresh. And there's that onion, LOL.
AnnT, I haven't made cabbage rolls in a long time, thanks for reminding me. Your potatoes and garvy, thugh, that's what really calls out to me, yum. Oh, and the popovers. And the butter tarts. I'm just so happy you are "back"!
Neely, Elery is like Moe, he'd be ecstatic if I said "thank goodness it's salad season", That'll never happen, though, so he just continues with his current favorite, which is merely cut up iceberg lettuce with sliced mixed hot peppers from the garden. Whatever for dressing, doesn't matter, because everything tastes like a hot pepper, LOL. He'd love yours, I think.
Elery's youngest son came with his two girls, and I made a cream cheese pound cake to go with strawberries. Emaline wanted to "decorate" with whipped cream and strawberries, so what the heck, we let her go for it. She was happy:
Here we have been eating, but not much worth taking a picture of. I did make cinnamon rolls for Mother, she and I both like them without frosting. She puts butter on them, or dunks them in coffee, and she was very happy, has been eating "a couple" every day since I took them to her.
Elery and Dave are working hanging a new door on the pole barn, so we had swiss steak one day and pork loin the other this weekend, but I forgot to take pictures, I had the kids, including Madi. She helped The Princess make pudding "puddles" with cookie crumb beach sand and gummy fish. Um....it was interesting, LOL, and I don't know where in the world Ashley found that particular box, but they had fun and Bud was happy to sample for them!
We did have dinner one night that I took a picture of, it was meatballs from the freezer with a side of roasted vegetables
Another night we had roasted butternut squash and some quinoa "glop" that was supposed to taste like enchilada but actually kind of just tasted like bird seed:
Tonight we had chicken korma. I had brown rice, Elery didn't. Brussels sprouts on the side.
And finally, I think I'm caught up. That's What's for Dinner.
Gosh I’m so behind! Still remodeling… sigh. But I have been cooking here and there, tho I said I wouldn’t. First things first, however : ) Limiting myself to 2 out of each… which is nigh on impossible!
Sleevendog, I’d want your kumquat marmalade, any day of the week, every week. Nope, there is no way to add it to a dinner dish. None. Send it to me. All of it. Please. Next I’d love those corn fritters. Someday I’m twisting your arm for that recipe. They look fantastic, the cook on those is perfect.
AnnT, I think you post your Yorkshire pudding especially for me, right? Yes, you must. I drool over it every time. Not mentioning your rare top sirloin served with it because what it there to say about perfection? Next up, and the dish I re-visit most frequently to look at, your Khachapuri with escargot, garlic, butter and parsley. Perfect way to serve escargot.
Jasdip : ) I’ve been wanting a pork roast for some time now… with mashed potatoes and green beans. You’re killing me ever so nicely with yours! Your skillet dinner – love that you tossed in kale, and I wish I could find sausage like yours. Clearly your skillet dinner was a winner with all, as everyone mentioned it. Easy to see why!
Neely, obviously I’m going with the others… your chicken, strawberry, blueberry, green bean salad… I’d never have come up with that combo, but it’d be most welcome here and wouldn’t last but a moment. Your Goulash looks wonderfully rich – I love a rich sauce, and as it’s finally turned cold here, a perfect meal for tonight.
Annie, I can’t keep it to 2 if you post your kids! LOL! Pane Bianco, of course. I love the chicken-dressing photo! Emaline is such a cutie (and love her name!) – she looks like she’s about to eat something very sweet… oh wait, she is! Between the lentil “mush” and the quinoa "glop", you’ve kept me laughing! I can almost smell those cinnamon rolls… Yummy looking!
Dcarch, thank goodness DH doesn’t read GW. I count over 40 pieces of bacon, and DH would have eating his phone had he seen your Naan BLT! Well, I’d have eaten the actual BLT!
Shoutout to compumom – Houzz has been a booger lately, huh?!
Every weekend, before we 'commence to' working, (we get up around 5:00am now) I make a nice breakfast. I wanted a veggie omelet, but didn't want to wash more than one skillet...
I wondered if a square omelet would work...
And it does! LOL!
I don't buy veal. Read something years ago about it, and decided not to ever eat it, but since then I've read more, and it seems perhaps veal is not the evil it once was? Anyway, don't ask how, but I managed to pick up veal TWICE without realizing it. I need to start wearing my glasses. And as I don't let food go to waste, veal scallopini with burnt butter and capers sauce. Yes, burnt. Still it was quite good.
Made some rare roast for lunchmeat sammies - got a meat slicer, which I like fairly well. This turned out good, so decided...
Rare Roast sammies that night!
Not sure why I'm sharing this as it it ugly, but it was good. Pork chops with wild and white rice and mushrooms. Lots of paprika.
Made this potato salad, with herbs from our garden, and Sleeves mustard. Didn't know I'd taken some of your mustard, didja, Sleeve? Ha ha!
Homemade fettuccine noodles, for chicken alfredo. I was so hungry for this. I did not do a nice job of hiding the kalamata olives, but DH didn't say a word (he hates olives)
Ah, here's the bread I baked to go with all that lunchmeat. Used the slicer to slice it (now we don't have those lopsided sandwiches for lunch!). I ate 2 pieces while slicing it. DH ate 3 when he came home and found me slicing it. Eat greasy fast-food burgers most nights and homemade bread tastes like ambrosia!
Out of room!
I'm still falling back on roasted chicken in my CSO - never fails, easy.
Made gravy with the drippings.
Chili one night, with cornbread.
And I made nockerln's last weekend. Fluffy egg whites folded in with yolks which have vanilla and a bit of sugar.
...cooked like pancakes on a griddle.
Served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar
Ya know, I've been doing more cooking than I realized! So this is beef stroganoff. I did not make the noodles.
Ah, saving the worst for last... I wanted to sous vide ribs - didn't have four hours+ to mess with them. I follow Kenji, on Serious Eats, advice for sous vide, and he's always spot on for me. This time I also used his recipe for the rub. Shoulda stuck with my AnnT rub. Kenji had 1/4 cup salt for 2 large racks. I'm not afraid of salt at all, but these tasted like salt licks. There was no smoke flavor. All in all, a total fail for me. From this point forward, it's low, slow, and stacked with ribs, but I still love to sous vide : )
Caught up now : ) I'm mostly cooking very simply, as I'm usually too tired to do more.
Oh, I promised to post our garden with it was done! Duh... Sorry to be a post hog here.
Our veggie garden, completed. Even the roof over the enclosed area has chicken wire. Hummingbirds and butterflies have gotten in, and back out, but that's it. We also buried the chicken wire 6" down and 6" out. I say 'we', but we hired this done while DH and I worked on other things. I stacked rocks around it, because I'm a rock nut! I've got a little bench too : ) Not seen: 3 blueberry bushes and a fig to the left, gooseberries to the right, and areas for strawberries next spring.
DH gave me that garden sign a few year ago - bought some cheapo garden tools on amazon for decoration.
Yes, so why are we looking at a leather knot affixed to the latch? Because...
had I not made this leather handle, how the heck would I have gotten out after I walked inside and the door latched behind me???!!!!
Added a drip system but don't have it installed... just the main part...
And finally... 3 weeks later, I have babies! Carrots not shown here. The leek seeds did not come up. Can't find leek starts here, sadly.
All panels on the garden are screwed in, so they can be removed and repaired. The 1" x 12" surrounding the garden acts as a sort of raised bed, holding in the soil, but is also removable, as everything rots in our sub-tropical climate. That's why the stones are dry-stacked. The drip line is cleaned out in the winter to protect it from freezing. We've limited space, so hopefully, we'll be able to keep critters away from our veggies, finally!
@annie1992...The was supposed to taste like enchilada, tasted like birdseed cracked me up! I love seeing all the pictures of your food and your family...I still don't know your exact family dynamic but I think it is a combined family with a bunch of grands. Love that they cook and bake with you. Our grand is too small for that now but it'll come and I hope our combined family can emulate yours....we are doing pretty well but the food is not quite as good (but close) and for sure our garden needs some help.
I am sure your "birdseed" was just fine....We name those sorts of "failures". In our family we have "the thanksgiving of which we don't speak" and "the crushed red pepper incident" ....
So much good food being cooked and eaten by terrific families. Will just add that it was great seeing all your cooking again 2many and your garden. Laughed along with Anne’s ‘the thanksgiving of which we don’t speak’. We have a Christmas Day dinner like that but instead of not speaking it is often re lived with much laughing and teasing.
In an effort to cut down on carbs I made moussaka without the yummy covering sauce. Tasted pretty good.
Anne, Elery and I married 11 years ago, we had both been married previously. He has 4 children and 8 grandchildren, I have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. They all get along pretty well and all our children are grown, so they manage to actually like each other. I try to get all of them to cook with me, with varying degrees of success, LOL. Your grandbaby will be big enough to do some kitchen damage soon enough, and it's far more fun than cooking alone!
I like the idea of "naming" my failures, but I've had so many lately that I think we'd run out of names! The current procedure is for me to take a bite, sigh, and scrape the plate into the chicken scraps while Elery says "no, really, it's fine" and reaches for the bottle of hot sauce. Hot sauce covers a lot. (grin)
2many, you've been busy, both cooking and building. Everything looks really good, even those ribs. Too bad that I know they didn't taste as good as they look, and I love pork ribs. What a shame.
Tonight was leftovers, I had a Township meeting at 7 pm and unexpected visitors all day long. A neighbor dropped by in the morning, another one was here for 3 hours in the afternoon and then my brother came to use the pole barn to do some car repairs. By the time he left I had just enough time to warm up some leftover chicken korma and get to my meeting. I had popcorn when I came home.
Annie I love, love the cooking and family time that goes on at your house! Your Maddi reminds me of Maddie on the tv show Nashville. She looks just like her!
Ashley is so tall! But I guess she's not a young thing any more is she? :-)
2Many how wonderful that you could grab some time and post again!!! Your rare roast beef is killing me! Wow! I've never been able to cook a rare roast, my preference is medium-rare but even that comes out too well done more often than not.
4 loaves of bread?? Wow. You're trying to catch up to AnnT. Your loaves are perfection. I love your vegetable garden enclosure. Thank heavens you had the presence of mind to put a rope on the latch!!!!
Hey, how's this for a healthy meal?? I put the rest of the egg-roll-in-a-bowl with some leftover rice mixed in and served on a lettuce leaf! Actually, the picture is showing one, I ended up by eating 3!!! Drizzled with hoisin sauce, it was pretty darned good.
2Many- I'm intrigued with the nockerln's. Fluffy egg whites folded in with yolks which have vanilla and a bit of sugar.How many eggs? They look like something I'd enjoy for a Sunday breakfast!
Your garden house is adorable! Such a good idea! Where are you located? You mentioned subtropical, but then you spoke of winter. Inquiring mind...
Annie, the kids are growing so fast! Adorable as always!
Jasdip, that's not Ashley, that's Makayla, The Monkey Princess. Yeah, she's going to be 16 in a couple of weeks, ready for a driver's license. (sigh)
That egg roll mixture on a lettuce leaf actually doesn't look bad, I'd have drizzled mine with kecap manis! Of course, I'm not "allowed" to put rice in mine, it's got to be all vegetables.
Compumom, they are growing, way too fast. Time seems to go faster and faster. And I agree, the nockerlns kind of intrigue me too, with Amanda not being able to have gluten, that might be a really good pancake alternative.
Love food served in a lettuce leaf Jasdip... looks great.
Totally influenced by Annie’s above photo of cinnamon rolls...same same but different.
Note to Jasdip... baked in cast iron pan, worked well
LOL Neely, I love cooking in cast iron, as you know. For a change, I actually posted the pic of my egg roll in a bowl, in my dish as opposed to the actual skillet. :-)
Here you go, just to be a pest
Sorry Annie, I can't keep up with the kids!!! You know, I think that's one of the few times I've seen the Monkey Princess' actual name! Well, she's tall too! LOL
Some people need to stop making cinnamon rolls. Just sayin'. You'all are killin' me, you know?! Ha! DH has been asking for cinnamon rolls for a month now. Guess I'm going to have to catch up with you all! (for some reason - Houzz??- I had a sentence in the wrong place, but I've corrected it).
Thank you all for always welcoming me back so nicely, I might have been gone, but I read and drool daily : )
Annie, I've not pitched the ribs (2 racks! That hurts my purse!) - DH liked them. He would eat a salt lick I think. ETA: I can't figure out how to use them with all that salt.Wanted to add: I love that Bud is right in there with the girls! That's just sweet (don't tell him anyone used the word 'sweet'!)
Compumom (I will get used to the "11" eventually, ha!) - I stopped looking at a recipe for the nockerlns years ago - I use 2 eggs per person. Seperate the eggs into 2 small bowls. I use my hand-held electric beater on the whites first - nice and fluffy. Then move to the yolks, to which I add anywhere from 1 TBS to 1/4 cup sugar for 4 eggs (depends on your sweet tooth, and I have a sweet tooth so I use 1/4 cup!). Do 2 eggs for one person or you'll wish you'd made more : ) Add 1/2-1 tsp. vanilla. Beat the yolks, vanilla, and sugar until well combined and fold into the whites. Drop onto a very hot skillet which has a bit of oil (just as you would pancakes. Use a wide spatula to turn them. They will not look done in the middle, but that is the way they are supposed to be (and I can't taste uncooked eggs, I'd be gagging if I could). Dust with powdered sugar. 2nd time you make them you will do it blindfolded! Also, they will deflate soon after you plate them. Still taste good, though! Easier than pancakes.
I live in Eastern Tennessee... I know, but with our humidity, we are declared as SubTropical, and trust me, in the summer, it is miserable. We have below freezing in the winter, and due to all that subtropical moisture in the air, snow here is heavy - downing trees and power lines all the time. I'll take a dryer climate any day but I love the green mountains : )
Jasdip, I'm going to have to make your egg roll in a bowl. DH would love it, but I'd fight him for it!
When I first saw the fellow tying a string to the latch I couldn't understand - and he and DH were both laughing. They said instead of the Garden sign, they were putting up a 'Time Out' sign for DH. I finally 'got it'! He'd remove the string when he wanted me to go to time out! Ha! I made the leather pull as I didn't trust the string... or DH ; )
Well, Jas, you made 2 loaves of beautiful bread yourself!
New York Strip with Green Peppercorn sauce. You'll have to trust me that it was medium rare. I was so hungry the inside shot was blurry from rushing! Quinoa with beef stock, garlic, diced shitakes, and baby spinach. I know, that's a lot of sauce! I made too much and I hate to waste food.
AnnT - I cannot find your green peppercorn recipe anywhere, even on your blog - this wasn't it, and it's just not the same... would you link to it, or type it here, please, please, please? I was rather disappointed with this one, and so hungry for yours - for the longest time.
I've made ice cream every week since I got that darned ice cream maker! Vanilla one week (DH's favorite) and coffee the next - then I start over again, sometimes adding chocolate drizzles or caramel. Always the rich kind with egg yolk, cooked to a custard. I know, we are such gluttons! I told DH no ice cream this week, too much work to do, too tired, no time. It's in the freezer right now : ) Had to hide it in the back because every night he opens the freezer on the pretense of needing ice and looks for it. I enjoy surprising him!
2many, Bud wasn't being sweet, he was just making sure that no one was eating anything without him. He was totally there for the dessert, trust me, he'd be loving all that ice cream at your place. As for the ribs, I couldn't throw them out either, I love ribs and I'd have to figure out some way to "save" them. At least your DH will eat them, so they aren't a complete wash.
Jasdip, Makayla is now 5'8". I'm 5 foot nuthin', as is Ashley and Amanda was the tall one at 5'6". She's catching up to her Dad pretty fast.
Neely, the cinnamon rolls look delicious. I love my cast iron, and my baking "stone" is an old Griswold cast iron griddle, works like a charm and I get nice crunchy crust that "sings" to me.
Dinner here was leftover chicken korma. I did Dave's books today and then had to go to Mother's. I'd baked a pumpkin pie for her yesterday, she was supposed to come out to the farm, but her allergies were bothering her and she didn't, so I had to deliver it. By that time it was nearly 6 pm and the poor dog thought she was starving, so Elery had a taco salad and I had leftover korma and the refrigerator let go of a few more containers, LOL.
I was at my brother's for Thanksgiving yesterday and today was the promised chicken and dumplings. The downside of making them in a cast iron dutch oven, is that with the lid not being clear, I was boiling them instead of simmering. I didn't realize it until the liquid started boiling over.
But they were great! Dumplings on the left, mashed potatoes chicken and leftover corn casserole.
Yum, Jasdip, they look pretty darned good, in spite of the boiling.
A couple of days ago I made a nicely rare rump roast, which we had with mashed rutabaga, some red cabbage cooked with apples and cranberries and roasted golden beets:
Tonight it became fajitas, and since it started so rare I was able to reheat it without cooking it to death. No tortillas, of course, but the onions and peppers were from the garden and they were my favorite part anyway!
Your roast and subsequent fajitas look wonderful, Annie. In fact, you made my stomach growl!
Yummie food from all above.
I had what I thought was a photo of a pork chop dinner we had, but it was actually a 2 second video which doesn’t post here.
Nevermind, the following is a mushroom omelette made by DH and by me the salad. Had this for a late lunch early dinner.
What’s for dinner last night was Atlantic Cod with pasta.
I bought 2 cabbages, a 2 for 1 deal, and gave one to a neighbour. I made unstuffed/deconstructed cabbage rolls today. I was eating it as I was chopping, one of the sweetest cabbages I've ever had.
Beef, chopped cabbage, onions, garlic, rice and tomato sauce. Cooked in the oven to soften the cabbage then shredded cheese on top; just because.
yum jasdip .... perfect pepper stuffing' too
Neely, codd with pasta? That's different for me, I wouldn't have thought of that, but there are lots of recipes that pair seafood with pasta, so I'm puzzled as to why I never thought of it before. Two of Elery's favorite things, seafood and pasta!
Jasdip, great minds think alike, I often make "unstuffed cabbage", it's just easier than rolling those leaves and tastes the same to me. Yours looks really good.
As usual, I've been remiss at taking pictures. My son in law, Dave, was loading a bulldozer, securing it with chain binders, when a chain broke and snapped back, hitting him in the face. A broken nose, lots of stitches, some chipped teeth, but he's actually really lucky. He's got a big black eye, but it missed his eyes, and I know men who have been killed by just that kind of thing, so he's upright and breathing, so we're all thankful. That happened yesterday, so today I made meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, mashed butternut squash, chocolate pudding from scratch, all things that don't require a lot of chewing or that he open his mouth too wide. It was Bud's 14th birthday, so he spent the night last night while his parents and Makayla were at the hospital, and so he had bacon, scrambled eggs and crepes with Nutella and powdered sugar for breakfast:
I have more pictures, but they will not load, I've been waiting 13 minutes for the next picture, so I give up for now, I'll come back later, or tomorrow.
OMG Annie!!! I'm wishing the very best for Dave. He's so very lucky.
(I too have trouble loading pics, the green circle just goes round and round, waiting.)
Jasdip, I've always had some trouble, but it's worse than usual. I'll try again, but it never seems to get better, just worse. (sigh)
Dave just had that broken arm in 2017, now this, he needs to be more careful.
Here I made a corned venison:
Then I made hash for Mother:
And we had birthday cake for the birthday boy, chocolate with chocolate frosting:
Really great looking meals, friends! Neely, it's cooling down here, but still, your fluffy mushroom omelet, and the salad with that gorgeously ripe avocado would make my day! Jas, gotta send my vote to you Brother's chicken and dumplings : ) After the dumplings thread, my mouth has been water for them. Yum! Annie, I remember a photo of Bud standing in your garden... he needs to stop growing, doesn't he : ) Still, he's young! Your corned venison looks perfect. Very tender. Very corned. Corned beef, or venison as the case may be, is among my favorite meals : ) I'm glad to hear Dave suffered no further injuries than he did (although I doubt he'd see it that way!). Thank goodness it didn't fracture the bones around his eyes. DH and I watched as someone attempted to pull a tree from our neighbor's front yard with canvas cables that DH knew wouldn't hold, and he quietly told me to step waaay back. After snapping and a near hit, they re-attached more of the same. And those snapped.
Still cooking very simplistic meals here due to being busy with the remodel. But cooking more this past week. Croque Monsieur, with brown sugar acorn squash.
Friday we had Annt's salisbury steaks. I should have added more flour for the sauce, but "Que Sera, Sera". Still so good, as AnnT's recipes always are. I heard DH make food noises several times - you all know what I'm talking about!
Saturday was a loooong day of work, so I cooked gorgonzola stuffed burgers on the grill, with POOFed baked beans.
Sunday was our 3-year Anniversary (I know, not very long, but we'd dated on and off for almost 4 decades!). DH felt bad that I cooked, but we didn't want to stop working. Buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. I 'gave' him a dehumidifier. Ha! He 'gave' me a used tile saw he found on Craig's List! Yes, we have 'given' remodel work and gifts for every holiday since we began over a year and a half ago. I hope by Christmas we can actually give a token gift that has nothing to do with remodeling : ) I made Italian meatball subs with provolone. I didn't bake the bread.
...and of course, ice cream : ) Coffee custard ice cream, with semi-sweet chocolate shavings.
Annie, I POOFed some of those salty pork ribs from the freezer, shredded it, and used it in a Northern Bean and kale soup I make, instead of Canadian Ham. Worked well! Yay! Homemade cheese bread, but I grated a bit more cheddar on ours. We had this last night, and we both went to bed at 7:30pm, dragging. And I don't even have a farm! LOL!
I have another recipe I'd like to try those too-salty pork ribs on. Hoping I can use them up in recipes that will make use of the salt, and not have to eat them as is!
Somewhere in there I also baked a 5-1/2 lb chicken with veg. And gravy. We are revisiting it again tonight : )
Raining here, finally. My broccoli and brussel sprout plants are loving it. Carrots slowly doing well, and I finally see a few blades of baby grass that I hope are leeks!
A share: I used more Amazon points on a eufy - a robovac. Now that the floors are no longer covered, I thought I could use the help. One of my best non-cooking purchases. I'm amazed that this thing actually works! Anyway, we named it Dirty Harry, as it cleans up dirt and pet hair, and that Makes My Day ; )
Weather is definitely fall-ish now. Cool to cold at night, warming during the day. I had veg that needed to be used, so perfect timing for a hot/cold salad of greens and raw veg with roasted sweet potato, carrot, yukon golds, and crispy ham. A sprinkling of dried cranberries to finish the fall theme. Not shown was the Parmesan dressing I made - I wasn't sure how it'd taste with sweet potatoes, but it actually made it.
2many, I'm glad those ribs got put to a good use, I love ribs and hate to waste any. The star, though, is the salad I think. I don't even care for lettuce and that looks really good.
Here we had black bean soup and it wasn't pretty, no pictures, LOL.
Don't you love fall, 2Many? It's my favourite time of the year, and the weather has been perfect this year. You've been making some great meals!!!
I made a beef roast last night with roasted carrots and squash. I sliced the squash in thick slices and roasted them with the carrots.
Jasdip, my favorite season is autumn, I love everything about it.
Plus, your beef and potatoes look perfect and delicious.
Here we haven't had anything worth taking a picture of, and tonight it was burgers but we had no buns and no bread, so it was burgers and cole slaw all by themselves, LOL. No pictures.
Annie, I love a hamburg patty all by itself, with potatoes and veg.
Annie, you need a nap, clearly. I know you hate salad! You and AnnT! You gals are nuts, and I mean that in a loving way : ) I love salad! I do love black bean soup. I need to make some now that you brought it up! I think it's pretty! I also love hamburger patties on their own. Just seasoned, or toss some sauteed mushrooms on them. DH wouldn't go for it though, as he's a carb monster.
Yes, Jasdip : ) I do love fall too, and it is such a wonderful time to cook! Oh! you read my mind!!! I've been wanting to make a roast for a while now - and once again, someone makes a gravy that makes my mouth water. Mashed potatoes and gravy with carrots, roast beef, and... ok, so the squash is not something I usually make with roasts, but that just all looks so good. Be over in 30...
I made steamed pork dumplings with 3 sauces (spicy chili, medium soy-ginger, and sweet hoisin mustard), with orange jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Nope, didn't use 4 chopsticks, the other pair are for DH, who didn't use them and I don't blame him. No need to use something that makes you uncomfortable.
Made veggie soup. I made enough to end world hunger. Or close to it. Always good to have on hand for lunches, for when someone gets sick, and just for when... Like a cool fall evening.
Also made garlic bread, the fancy-shmancy way. Felt like it : ) So, basically whole wheat, with a little white flour for fun, proofed, and whilst doing that sweated some garlic (more than a whole bud) and butter. Divided the bread into 4 pieces, layered with garlic and butter. Slice, twist, and proof again... Bake, and there you have it, Fancy-Schmancy Whole Wheat Garlic Bread to go with our soup, ha ha!
But, the best thing I had was coffee. We hadn't bought any beans since we started our remodel, 1 year and 8 months ago, but who's counting? DH stopped roasting and grinding so we were drinking store-bought coffee. Until I bought some Costa Rican from Burmans (I know you know, Annie!), and DH roasted them to perfection. Next morning DH ground them, brewed coffee, and we both just smiled and smiled and smiled. Heaven. I could live on that. I forgot how blissful home roasted coffee was. I'm even drinking it at night. Not sleeping well, though... ; )
What one must go through, in other words, suffer, for a decent cup of coffee. Not sleeping is a small price to pay, I'm sure, 2Many :-D
Your bread is AMAZING!!!
Leftover roast beef calls for hot beef sandwiches, right?
On a local Facebook group someone was raving about the Costco hotdog deal, a dog and a drink for $1.50. I chimed in and said that I just adore their fries. A person in-the-know called me out to say they are Cavendish fries!
Now I never, ever buy frozen french fries, but, since guess what......Cavendish frozen fries were on sale this week!!! I didn't deep fry them, but sprinkled them with oil and baked them at 400° and they were darned good! So I'll be getting another bag, just because.
2ManyDiversions, I'm with your dh. Never mastered chopsticks. I'm much more comfortable with a fork/spoon. Do you eat the rice with the sticks?
2many, I definitely hear you on the coffee, I've gotten so picky that if we don't make a Chemex pot of coffee in the morning, I won't even LOOK at the Keurig. And I don't need a nap, I just need a MINUTE. (sigh) A friend's wife passed away with a funeral on Saturday, my cousin passed away on Monday with a funeral today, and I cooked for both of those funerals. I had election inspector training on Tuesday and my Mother "needed" me to come out so I did that today after the funeral. My SIL got hurt the weekend before that, so Sunday we were stacking his wood, since he's still not able to do it. It's just been kind of crazy....
Your bread is beautiful!
As for chopsticks, I've never mastered them either, so Andie and I can sit together. I had a Japanese aunt, Yoshiko, who renamed herself "Amy". My uncle married her while he was stationed in Japan and brought her home. She tried and tried to teach me to use chopsticks and finally just sighed deeply and said "You no good. You use fork." Yeah. So I use a fork, LOL.
Dinner was "funeral food", so that was some sliced turkey, a kale salad that was actually not bad and baked beans, everyone in the family brought a "dish to pass". There was lots of visiting with friends from my childhood that I haven't seen for a long time. The boy who broke my heart back when I was 17 is a pastor now and gave the service, drove all the way across the state to do it. I told him that I was so impressed at how far he went out of his way to do this for our family that I would forgive him for his youthful failings, LOL.
Jasdip, I don't know what cavendish fries are, but they look good! What makes them look even better is the hot roast beef (with gravy and fresh-ground pepper) next to them! I found a pork roast in the freezer, so either tonight or tomorrow night it'll be roast - thank you for the inspiration!
Andie, I don't blame you. I don't like when someone tells me I have to do something, when there is a better alternative for me or someone else : ) Yes, I do eat rice with chopsticks. Sticky rice is easier, of course. But truthfully, that night I used my fork on the Jasmine as it isn't sticky and we ended up dipping everything (rice, dumplings, and broccoli) into the sauces, and we were sharing bowls. I don't mind if I drop my rice into sauces, but I was dropping too much as I was in a hurry and hungry! Chopsticks have never given me a problem, though.
Annie, after reading your first paragraph, I say this because I care about you... I disagree, you do need a nap! A minute isn't long enough after all that. You need a week : ) I'm so sorry you're family has experienced so many losses, and especially one after another. Doesn't surprise me at all you've done the cooking... I mean, who better for good meals when people need comforting : ) Laughed at your You Use Fork! and the Pastor who broke your heart (wait, that just doesn't sound right! You know what I mean!).
2Many Cavendish fries are the name brand. I hadn't tried them before, as I think we bought McCain once and they were crap.
Regarding Keurig, they're the most-often sold coffee makers on Kijiji. I'm weird, that I like having an extra coffee-maker on hand. Nothing worse than having the machine not work first thing in the morning and having to pay full price. Anyway, very few drip makers on there but lots of Keurig, single cup styles for sale. I'd never ever buy one. My step-sister-in-law offered me hers for free as they were upgrading but both dh and I turned it down.
I've been tempted to try one of those plunger type ones, apparently they make good coffee :-)
It's definitely turning winterish here. Light snow mixed with the fallen leaves. I had the urge for hot hamburger, so 2 hamburger patties, fried onions and gravy. Of course you have to have mashed (or fries).
Corned venison looks amazing and 2MD's bread. love a good potato fry.
Thankful Dave is ok. Wow, lots of tending to friends and family Annie.
Since back it has been steak anyway we can think of after a month of seafood. ...and putting the garden to bed...harvesting is just about over. No frost yet. Shopping in the freezer to make room for winter stocks. Big salads.
just picked the last of the green tomatoes this morning. Not great fresh but given a bit of heat sauteed with onion they bloom with good flavor. Some are the Spanish Rama(sp?) long keepers that will be good for weeks...rubbed on toasted bread late Dec-jan.
We found a new 'favorite' roadside restaurant on our recent trip with killer fries and a lobster roll special ...2 for one.
lost count of all the lobster we had. Made at least a dozen chowders. Did not photo as much as usual. Forgot my good camera so only cell phone.
Last chowder while packing should have had fresh mussels but the wind kicked up...we harvest from our kayaks.
I did photo the recipe for my brother...just need to write it down. made for 4 then more neighbors stopped by so added the last quart of stock and a couple more fillets. Boule was 30% whole wheat so great for travel sandwiches and the last chowder.
We did roast two chickens last weekend. Barely touched a half but made stock and froze a half and had oven bbq the next night. Way behind on Fall stocks but will make a veg and beef stock next weekend...for the holidays.
@neely and @jaspip what beautiful meals! You two inspire me. I did a fried spaghetti fritatta. (SP) Very pedestrian but just added a little ham and cheese and it was not pretty but good, The cupboard is bare
To all I have missed...I did read and am impressed. I love seeing how everyone uses as much of the original as they can and reinvents it.
DH has been kookoo for kimchi. Driving me nuts as it is too salty and too spicy. Then starts another batch before eating the last. oy. I solved that last year with a few batches I liked. Fortunately he is making small batches. Quarts.
(we rarely argue) but fridge full of spicy is not welcome. I just packed up a 1/2 dozen container he can take to work.
Some meals from last week. Who needs taco holders? I don't but amazoned them anyway. Pretty great I can testify. Sturdy and cheap.
I made kimchi/beef rib tacos for our neighbors that gathered our mail and looked after the home when were away. If you know your guests, a prepped taco is easy. Served out on the deck casual was better than 'build-your-own'.
Chili today. now about 5 hours low and slow. Good grief, filled the pot. I'll freeze some of it. Roasted tomatillo and hatch chili. Cubed beef ribs. pot of Marcella beans optional.
Good chili. We make once a year. 3 quarts ready for the freezer. 3 pints for chili soup.
Chicken breasts browned then in the oven with lemon, wine and fresh rosemary and thyme.
Jasdip, Elery agrees with you. We have a Cuisinart drip pot that grinds the beans and has a timer, it'll jolt you out of bed in the morning with the noise and you don't need an alarm clock, LOL. Also an electric percolator, one of those stainless steel ones like my Grandma used to have, a couple of French presses, a Keurig, a Gevalia drip pot that he got free with coffee several years ago, one of those Black and Decker drip pots that don't use a carafe, you just dispense your coffee directly into your cup as you want it. I even have an old Corningware stove top percolator, I used it when the power went out, I'd light my gas stove and make coffee. My favorite, though, is the low tech Chemex, just pour the hot water over and wait for it to filter through, best coffee I've ever had. I buy green beans, roast them, grind them as I need them, and that Chemex gets daily use.
That onion gravy over the mashed potatoes looks delicious, I love cooked onions, yum.
Sleevendog that bread is just beautiful. I did smile at the pot of chili, my chili always seems to "grow" to fill my pot, no matter how good my intentions to make a small pot of chili.
No green tomatoes or anything like that here, it's been doing this for a couple of days and we're supposed to get 3 inches of snow tomorrow:
The Princess had her 16th birthday yesterday and she just wanted me to cook dinner. We had mac and cheese, ham, green beans homemade bread and red velvet cake with some mint chocolate chip ice cream. Her favorite bread is the Pane Bianco from King Arthur flour, so I made that, but neglected to take pictures of anything else, go figure.
Before that we had pork chops, fresh collard greens from the garden and butternut squash, also this year's harvest:
Tonight we had tacos made from some barbacoa that I took from the freezer, made sometime several months ago. We topped them with sauteed peppers and onions, some of the last from the garden. We got home late because we were visiting Mother, and so we had a POOFed meal, plus I'm trying to clean out the freezer, a double bonus supper!
Tomorrow I'm going to visit the Township Treasurer, we have a couple of small discrepancies in the QuickBooks for the Township that need to be balanced. She had carpal tunnel surgery about a month ago and so hasn't done a lot of cooking or baking or anything else because she's right handed and it was her right hand, of course. I found some frozen cookie dough in the freezer and baked a dozen of Grandma's Chewy Molasses Cookies to take with me:
I'm thinking that tomorrow might be the perfect day for some chili, thanks to sleevendog!
Yikes Annie, I hope Dave is on the mend. That's so frightening! I can't believe Bud and the Princess are 14 and 16! Then again DGS1 is 15 and just got his learner's permit on Halloween! OY!
Yours are as cute as ever! Bud's cake is a thing of beauty. Did you find time to make that too?
All the other food is yummy, too late to comment.
2Many- you are such hard workers ! Happy Anniversary!
off to bed...
So many good dinners and food since I posted last. Must mention 2 Many’s wonderful bread. And thanks to Anne for mentioning Jasdip and myself. I too see us as a kind of pair in that our meals share similarities both in looks and content.
Small filet steak, chips and salad with a dollop of creamed horseradish.
The following was a breaded pork fillet, with coleslaw and coleslaw on the side. There was another thread going a short while ago about pork done like this and I couldn’t resist doing it this way.
Neely, breaded pork chops are my favourite way of doing them!!! Yours looks exceptionally good!!! I also like your pickle perched on the slaw.
I found some stuffing in the freezer (chopped onions, celery, and leftover rice......I always put leftover rice in my stuffing), and I think I'll thaw a couple of pork chops put stuffing in between them. Tying some string around them works well. They're not thick enough to cut a slit and stuff.
We've had some chilly weather, and a winter advisory is predicted for tomorrow. So I made something I hadn't made in years, tuna casserole.
I used penne, onions, celery and frozen peas. The white sauce had hot sauce in for some added flavour.
Tea and oatmeal cookies for dessert
Yes, Bud 14? And so handsome. : )
Cold here but 60 today after some frost last week. Pulled some sad garden stuff. Leeks never bulked up. Mini beets. Just heard on the news that this week last year was the unexpected foot+ snow that was not taken seriously. DH was stuck for 6 hours getting home...I opted for a hotel.
I have my battery heated vest, and 2 batteries charged.
Nothing that interesting food wise. DH is obsessed about kimchi and I'm fine with that. Small batch so I can make my version....less spicy, more veg. Veg bowl. Salmon with garbanzo/rice pasta...veg toss.
Before the holidays we are always salad obsessed. And do-aheads like stocks.
Pho broth. The ginger and spices. So good.
I love tuna casserole Jasdip. I make it like you but DH makes it with a red tomato sauce, different but still good.
Sleevendog your Pho looks yummy as do the multitude of salads.
Salmon with mustard sauce for one nights’ dinner. Still a little pink inside the way I like it.
Homemade pizza for a late lunch dinner snack.
Pizza all day...I made 6 and froze a few. Salads all week.
Kimchi pizza, DH happy
Yes, Sleevendog, Bud is 14, and his sister is driving. (sigh) It happened fast. Pizza all day, plus kim chee pizza? Oh boy, the kids AND Elery would both be happy with that. As usual, your food all looks so fresh and good.
Jasdip, that doesn't look at all like the noodle glop that Mother made and called it tuna casserole, hers was a can of tuna, a can of cream of mushroom soup and some noodles, and that was pretty much all. Yours looks really good and I'd like the addition of the peas in there.
Neely, pizza is always popular, I think, but the salmon looks particularly good.
Here it's been crazy busy, Mother was here for a few days and Ashley's getting ready for surgery on Tuesday and Bud had a neurologist appointment on Friday, so we're running around like crazy. I roasted a turkey and several butternut squash on Tuesday and we've been eating that all week. Today Elery put a duck in his Instant Pot with some ginger and soy sauce and we made duck "tacos". Yesterday it was black bean burritos. I baked Mother another "pumpkin" pie with butternut squash, she never knows the difference.
Tomorrow? Who knows, LOL.
You're really good at finding various ways to use up your squash, Annie. I envy you with your ingenuity in all of your cooking!
I stuffed a chicken breast with spinach and goat cheese breaded and baked it. I tried a new recipe for orzo. Cooked in browned butter, chicken broth and wine. It's a Fine Cooking recipe and their recipes never disappoint.
Haven't been here in, well, forever! Sick, still sick. Strep throat that turned into a cold, and I sound like a kid with croup. Fever, et al. Been sick for 2 weeks and I'm just so over it. DH has a sore throat but to hear him, he's dying. Sleevendog, let's make a pact: Next time your DH goes kimchi coo-coo, and mine gets a little sore throat, let's pack them in boxes and put them in storage. Split the cost? ; )
Jasdip, your tuna casserole looks a zillion times better than mine. Love tuna casserole, and yes, Annie, my mom made the same as yours! I also love the addition of peas. And Penne : ) Your pork chop and slaw sammie looks and sounds good. I know I'd like it! Beautiful snow Annie! Thanks for the share : ) We got some too but I neglected to take photos. I'd still like to make pane bianco someday. Yours is always so pretty. Basil is dead now, and no sundried tomatoes to be found here. I love collard greens, and your butternut squash is such a brilliant yellow... ah, to have such produce from your own garden... : ) Sleevendog, I laughed at the full pot of chili, but that is never a bad thing! Chili eaters here, big time. Still wanting to start micro greens, but still working on the house and no room yet. You've been cooking up a storm! And whenever I look at your dishes, I always feel like I don't eat healthy enough : ) Your chicken is mouthwateringly gorgeous. Neely, that pizza tops my list. What I wouldn't give for a bite. Or several. I like the mustard sauce on your salmon (a little pink inside is perfect). And a shout-out to compumom!
Cooking sporadically because of illness (and I need to get to the grocery store, fever or not). But have been cooking...
Ah, the ever-present so utterly easy roasted chicken (with the other stuff)
Got hungry for a chuck roast after seeing so many of Jasdip's wonderful looking roasts. No rare here, but cooked forever, until falling apart. Of course I had to make yorkshire pudding.
Pad Thai Chicken.
While re-freshing my herbs and spices, I bought several blends from Penzey's and the Spice House. Been having fun with them. Their taco blend was perfect for my 'quesadilla's'. Shredded pork, red bell pepper, onion, hoisin, and seasonings...
topped with cheese, folded into a packet, and fried in the cast iron. Goodies on top.
Re-visited Halloween chili with this boule.
This is the mystery plant from my garden - half the leaves would have cooked down and been plenty for us. Brought it in, washed it, then lost my nerve. Didn't cook the mystery plant. LOL!
More fun with spices - used 3 different blends plus some others that should never have gone together, but the 'fried potatoes' were quite good. DH's favorite.
Made a 'mock' pizza to go with them. A hearty cold-night meal. Nothing to write home about though.
No more allowed...
And just for fun:
Our 'remodel cat' (adopted stray during the remodel, which is STILL ongoing), Snow has realized we aren't dirt poor after all. She's so happy to have furniture, and floors! Every night we have a 3rd at our table... Yep, Snow. Sits on the extra chair. No paws allowed, and other than the longing looks, she's a good little girl. No, we don't feed her at the table, but still she comes, every night, sitting there like a little lady, just watching us.
Meanwhile, our other little one, Rose (dog, smaller than the cat) is in DH's new tv room on his recliner, cuddled in a warm blanket. I've not time to relax, but the pets sure love having the house more in order! Ha ha!
Jasdip, I don't know about creative, tonight we had roasted butternut squash, some mashed celery root and baked chicken. Last night we had collard greens, golden beets and pork tenderloin.
Tomorrow I am doing Dave's books, he's finally back to work after that injury, and Thursday I'm spending the day at Ashley's, she had surgery today. I'm amazed at how soon they send people home, she had a hysterectomy at 2 pm and is already home. Then again, my neighbor had a hip replaced and it was outpatient too, so I guess they don't keep anyone. The insurance companies won't pay for people to stay, of course, so there's that. I think I'd just as soon be home if I could be though.
I'm going to bake some bread and make some beef barley soup for Ashley's house, and take her a gallon of that cider Elery pressed a few weeks ago, it's been waiting in the freezer. Friday we're taking an elderly neighbor to visit his wife in the nursing home, he doesn't drive and his family all have prior commitments, so we'll take him to lunch and to visit and then come home. It'll be leftovers for the rest of the week, I guess.
2many, I had to smile at Snow. Our cats prowl under the table and the dog just lies on the rug by Elery's chair while we eat. He does feed them at the table and they take full advantage of that, but the only time the cats get on the dining room chairs is when they are basking in the heat of the pellet stove, which is in that room.
2Many! It's so good to see you!!! Your Yorkshire pudding is perfect!!! I love it! We loved roasts well done, with lots of gravy. Once in a while I make it more medium-rare, as recently.
Snow is gorgeous!!! And so polite!
I laugh at people who swear their cats don't get on the counters etc (No one here!) but we have a friend who insists his cat wouldn't do that. He yelled at Roxie to get down off the table when she was sitting at the end (on a newspaper) to look outside. I told him that his cat has 8 hours every day to do what he wants while B is at work.
The other night I had some hamburger fat in a cat food tin to harden to throw in the garbage. I left it out on the counter and the next morning there was quite a serious divot/hole licked out of the fat in the can! I heard a 'thump' late at night but didn't bother to investigate.... It was obviously Bud jumping down.
Only a few to the 100 to go.
Sleevendog you put my ordinary pizza in the shade.
Jasdip, your stuffed chicken breast looks delicious as does our favourite (yours and mine perhaps) orzo...
2many, so many delicious dishes. I can understand why you didn’t eat the mystery leaf but curiously it does look edible.
Annie, beef barley soup sounds good. Here, we make lamb shank and barley soup which many people like but I know how you feel about lamb. (grin)
Below is DH’s famous baked cod (well famous between he and I anyway)) with orzo.
(I'll fill up the last few postings)
We need to jump ahead for our winter foods. ...and enjoy the opposite climate dishes.
The chili has been getting prime use being so busy.
Testing cod cakes for the holidays...we like a thanksgiving starter for the wrangling sit down...delish tonight, but not going to happen as a starter plate...we will do marinated chilled shrimp. Cocktail style.
With the last minute gravy making...and the mashed potatoes...no way can I do cod cakes.
So yummy tonight. DH over the moon.
Neely, Elery would LOVE lamb and barley soup, though, so you never know, I might actually make it. Someday. (grin) I'd probably rather go for the cod...
Jasdip, I know cats get on counters, even if I don't catch them. Mine can get on top of the 6 foot bookcase, so that counter is nothing. Of course, it's no worse than people who plant their purse on my counter, one of my pet peeves. That purse has been on the floor of vehicles, public bathrooms, restaurants, you name it. My cat probably has cleaner feet than the bottom of that purse! Still, I sanitize my counters daily, and do it again before any food prep, and I never leave food on the counter because I don't want them to learn to scrounge for food up there. Of course, my daughter's Golden Retriever ate an entire stick of butter off my counter before I learned to put the butter out of reach.
sleevendog, the cod cakes look perfectly crunchy and there's plenty of sauce, I'd like them I think. Chili has been in the rotation a couple of times here, it's that kind of weather.
Of course, I forgot to take a picture until I'd pretty much finished. I made a "low fat" cornbread to go with it and it's been so long since I've made cornbread that I actually enjoyed it, although not as good as my regular recipe.
After that we had lentil soup, which I forgot to take a picture of.
Last weekend Makayla had her 16th birthday party, although her birthday was the 4th, and she and her cousin Kaylynn spent the night here to "get away from her pesty brother". They had crepes with nutella and hot chocolate for breakfast:
I put the last of the leeks in the dehydrator and then made some brine for Canadian Bacon, Elery smoked it yesterday, along with these hocks, which will go into a batch of greens sometime in the future.
I still have four leeks in the back store room, so maybe they'll go into one of the Thanksgiving side dishes.
One more post, and it's time for a new thread!
Sleevendog, those cod cakes look great.
Annie,I love leeks anyway and the hock looks tender and juicy.
Hope somelone will use a Thanksgiving dinner photo to start a new thread. I’m not cooking along with you this year but can’t wait to see some delicious dinners.