April 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm #12078
I’m making a batch of vegetable beef soup from the beef stock I made yesterday. (I got about 10 quarts from the first wetting and 6 quarts from the 2nd wetting.)April 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm #12080
We had a rain storm today,lost electricity for a couple hours but all’s well now.We had breakfast for supper…Sausage,eggs,grits and toast.The sourdough I baked yesterday was good.April 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm #12081
Meatballs and spaghetti sauce.April 16, 2018 at 6:28 am #12082
I made a simple Greek Salad I found on delish.com last summer. And, then I heated some chicken sausage on the stove.
We had driving rains all afternoon so it was nice to stay inside. I think it was the same storm that caused Joan to lose power, but thankfully we didn’t. And then the temperature dropped overnight to 50! That’s because I took my winter quilt off the bed yesterday 😄 but it will be back up to mid 60s today.April 16, 2018 at 11:20 am #12083
With temperatures this morning below freezing, and only slightly higher now, my husband fired up the wood stove. I seized the opportunity and am making minestrone on top of it. I use my own turkey/chicken stock. My basic recipe is from Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook. I’ve replaced the basil with Penzey’s Tuscan Sunset (salt-free) and added a yellow bell pepper. I plan to omit the macaroni. It will make a nice warm lunch on a cold day of mixed snow and rain.
April 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm #12091
- This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by BakerAunt.
We have about 2 inches of mixed freezing rain, sleet, and snow that’s been collecting on the ground for 2 days now. Since great minds think alike, I also made soup today. I tried a new recipe, Ham and Potato Corn Chowder, from Kevin’s Closet Cooking. I felt I was in a rut always making split pea soup whenever I had a ham bone, and I really don’t care for split pea. I was doubtful about using the broth from cooking the bone and mixing it with milk, and was also afraid the garlic and thyme might not be enough seasoning for this. But after it sat for an hour for the flavors to develop, it’s really good and I would make it again.April 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm #12092
Last meal I had to prepare (for at least 4days). Those burgers 🍔 I made up ahead we’re the stars in this last supper. The freezer is officially empty. Now I can go food shopping again in a week is week or so. Yay!April 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm #12093
Last meal I had to prepare (for at least 4days). Those burgers 🍔 I made up ahead we’re the stars in this last supper. The freezer is officially empty. Now I can go food shopping again in a week is week or so. Yay!April 16, 2018 at 7:48 pm #12094
Have a safe trip home Navlys!April 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm #12098
Thanks BA. Loved Guppy’s!April 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm #12099
I didn’t cook tonight! My husband made omelets and I just toasted the English muffins!April 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm #12100
Tuesday night, I boiled up the last of the package of lemon pepper linguini and made a sauce with mushrooms sautéed in grapeseed oil, along with broccoli florets and some of the leftover turkey, then added the rest of the not overly thick gravy that I made last Saturday. The combination worked well, and there is enough for a second meal.
I only have one package of specialty pasta left. I need a trip to Tuesday Morning next time we are somewhere close to one so that I can stock up on that and some other food items.
April 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm #12103
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Navlys hope you enjoy your time away from home!
Last night we had dry lima beans cooked with hog jowl,rice and fried chicken.Tonight I made lima bean soup with the left over beans and rice,just had to cook some onion,celery,carrots and a half can tom tomatoes in some chicken stock, added rest in and we had soup.April 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm #12105
Tonight we had country style ribs cooked on top of stove with onions and water then when they’re done I pour BBQ over them and let them simmer till tender,mashed potatoes with the BBQ gravy over them and fried okra.April 19, 2018 at 1:14 am #12107
I’ve been cooking out of the freezer for a while now. Wanting to use up everything that’s been in there a while. I found a 16 month old pork rib roast at the bottom. So I made pork roast tonight. Seasoned it with a little salt and a liberal amount of paprika. Still delicious.April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm #12110
Dinner tonight was baked chicken breasts with a Sauce Chasseur (mushroom, onions, tomato puree, white wine and brown chicken stock, thickened with a little roux), accompanied by a salad.April 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm #12111
We had liver with sauteed onions, pan fries, and cole slaw.April 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm #12112
To go with leftover turkey and steamed green beans (done in the microwave) for Thursday dinner, I made scalloped potatoes, following the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Complete Step-by-Step Cook Book (1978), pp. 130-131. This cookbook was an Easter gift from my godfather when I was in graduate school. I don’t think that I’ve made scalloped potatoes before, and I chose this recipe because instead of making a white sauce, the flour is sifted over each of the two layers of potatoes and a bit of onion, then the milk is poured over it all. It baked very well and reminded my husband of the potato casserole he recalls his mother’s making. My only change to the recipe was to sprinkle dried chives on top before baking. I will make this recipe again.
April 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm #12114
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by BakerAunt.
BA, I don’t make scalloped potatoes often but when I do, that’s how I make them.
Tonight was left over pork roast, fresh green beans and carrots and rice.April 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm #12115
Tonight I made hamburger steaks with onions,baked potatoes and salad.I saw a recipe today on one of my cooking sites that said to make your hamburger patties and flour them,then fry till browned on each side,then I added the sliced onions with a cup of beef stock and a pat of butter.In my patties I mixed salt,pepper,worcestershire sauce with a little milk and the patties stayed very moist.The gravy cooked down to a nice sauce.I was pleased.
The scalloped potatoes sounds good BakerAunt.My aunt use to make a ham and potato casserole that was so good.I think I’ll try your recipe one day!
April 20, 2018 at 8:02 am #12117
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Last night I made a quick falafel recipe from Fine Cooking using canned chickpeas, I added garlic and dried parsley because it had neither. They got sautéed and then briefly baked. The recipe worked well and it’s a definite keeper.April 20, 2018 at 5:59 pm #12120
Tonight we had cubed pork,thickened potatoes with butter and sour cream and left over carrots mixed in with some garden peas.April 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm #12123
I fired up the smoker today and smoked a chicken with a rub,made baked beans and baked potato.April 21, 2018 at 5:50 pm #12125
Joan, that chicken sounds delicious!
Saturday night dinner was salmon patties, along with leftover scalloped potatoes and steamed broccoli.April 21, 2018 at 6:21 pm #12126
For our dinner tonight, I mixed Penzey’s Mural of Flavor into ground turkey and cooked turkey burgers on the grill. With it, we had baked potatoes and asparagus. It was so nice to be outside, no snow on the ground, warm, 57*, and beautiful sunshine — the first nice day in ages. Earlier today I went to a local nursery and bought yellow pansies, a rosemary, and lemon thyme for my herb garden. And then to the summer only ice cream place for a black raspberry soft serve! Spring had finally sprung! I hope the rest of you are also now enjoying good weather!
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