October 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm #13651October 8, 2018 at 4:10 pm #13659
I had leftover beef tenderloin and leftover pasta salad so I made a beef salad with greens and cucumber and ..,,other stuff. Good.0October 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm #13660
I made pasta with a meat sauce, and a green salad for dinner tonight. I also prepared a batch of lemon ice cream, which is chilling now (I used eggs in the base, and chill it overnight) so I’ll process it in the ice cream freezer tomorrow. And it’s 50* here and I’m frozen! as I try not to turn on the furnace this early in the season.0October 8, 2018 at 6:55 pm #13662
I’ll probably give up and turn the furnace on in the next day or two, it’s supposed to get down into the 30’s by Wednesday.0October 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm #13664
To go with the pork chops my husband cooked, I cut up five Purple Viking Potatoes from the farmers’ market (skin left on). I rubbed them with olive oil, then put them on parchment on a baking sheet and roasted them at 400F for about 50 minutes. I sprinkled a dash of cider vinegar over them before serving. We had steamed broccoli as well.
Temperatures here were in the mid-80s today, with humidity. Our cold weather is supposed to come in on Friday, with highs only in the 40s. We will likely be having our first fire in the wood stove and turning on the furnace in the evening.0October 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm #13673
If it ever stops raining, I may go pick the green tomatoes and lay them in the garage to ripen over the next several weeks. They’re now forecasting a low of 29 over the weekend here!0October 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm #13677
I made another batch of chicken noodle soup today. There’s a possibility of snow in the next week here.0October 9, 2018 at 8:43 pm #13679
Mike, we have been getting days and days of rain also. The farmers will have to wait til the ground is frozen to harvest the rest of the soybeans and high moisture corn. We have been fairly warm tho in the mid 60’s. Tomorrow tho we are supposed to be down to the lower 40’s but still more rain.
I hate that four letter work “snow” so please don’t send any my way. We have not had a killing frost yet, so also of the perennial plants and such are actually still doing well. However because of all the rain, the lawns keep growing and growing. They actually look lush and beautiful, especially for October.
The Farmers Almanac is predicting a very cold winter for us with lots of snow..hopefully they are wrong.0October 9, 2018 at 8:54 pm #13681
I’ve had the furnace on one day and then the air con the next. The air is on right now but in the 24 -48 hours it may be the furnace again.
Today I made some bone in, skin on chicken breasts on the BBQ.0October 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm #13682
I’m hoping it dries up enough for the guy who cuts our grass to get one last mowing in before the grass gets all tamped down by snow, it needed mowing over a week ago but it’s been raining too much. Not sure that last mowing is going to happen, there’s more rain in the forecast for Friday.0October 9, 2018 at 9:47 pm #13684
In addition to the chicken noodle soup I made a small batch of chicken salad today, that’ll be lunch for my wife for a couple of days, and possibly for me too.
The noodles for the soup wouldn’t roll out right, they kept falling apart, I’m not sure what I did wrong other than I realized afterwards I forgot the pinch of salt. I was making a 1/4 batch, I must have messed up the proportions somehow.
I finally wound up rolling them as best I could and then cutting them by hand. They were quite a bit thicker than usual, so I had to cook them longer. The soup needed a bit of salt, probably because the noodles didn’t have any.0October 10, 2018 at 8:35 pm #13689
To go with leftover pork chops and leftover roasted potatoes for Wednesday dinner, I made Green Beans and Tomato Sauce, a recipe from Betty Crocker International Cookbook (at least 30 years old and full of great recipes), using green beans and tomatoes from our garden and onion and garlic from the farmers’ market. I omitted the basil, since my husband does not care for that herb.
0October 11, 2018 at 10:10 am #13692
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I had pork chop with apples, and baked beans and Boston brown bread. I stirred fried some Edible Chrysantheum leaves — it was what i had in the refrigerator to keep the plate from being completely brwon. The brown bread and beans went well with the pork chop. The beans balance the strong flavor of the brown bread.0October 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm #13695
I marinated a pork tenderloin in pickle juice then spread mustard on it and topped it with Swiss cheese and ham. Then I baked it at 350 for 25 min. It was a winner. A Cuban pork roast!0October 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm #13697
Oyster stew.0October 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm #13705
For Thursday night’s dinner, I made stir fry, using two left over boneless pork slices from earlier in the week, celery, two red bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, the drippings from de-glazing the pork pan several nights ago, the leftover beans and tomato sauce, and green onion. I mixed it with soba noodles. The two red bell peppers and the green onion are from our garden.
Skeptic–your dinner sounds so good! I do miss having the occasional baked beans. My husband is just not a fan of them.
0October 13, 2018 at 6:23 pm #13719
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Dinner on Friday night featured chunks of Purple Viking Potatoes (farmers’ market) rubbed with olive oil and roasted at 400F for 50 minutes, salmon patties, and peas.0October 13, 2018 at 6:35 pm #13720
We had Baked Honey Soy Chicken Legs, this recipe is easy to make and a keeper.
A friend gave us several pounds of chicken legs, this is what I made with some of them, I’ve got more soaking in buttermilk overnight.0October 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm #13721
We had skinless chicken thighs with Greek seasoning sauteed in a cast iron skillet, and then fresh broccoli and frozen carrots from last year’s garden added to the skillet. We also had mashed potatoes and home-made gravy – something we have only once a year, with our Thanksgiving turkey! I’m changing the routine!0October 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm #13722
We had fried chicken,sour cream mashed potatoes and green beans.0October 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm #13723
With the weather turning cooler, there’s going to be more pizza coming out of my oven. Tonight was pizza with pepperoni, chicken sausage and roasted red peppers.0
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