chicken I had in the freezer already cooked in a food saver bag.. love those things!!.. every time I buy chicken I always get the family pack and freeze portions for the lazy days.. just made rice & beans .. easy peasy
Too hot to cook. Went to Lobster Landing in Clinton for their famous hot lobster rolls, accompanied by a bevy of pushy sparrows. And of course had to try their gelato while watching the boats return. Non-dairy has no calories, right?
Have you heard of half moon cookies? Soft chocolate cookie frosted half white and half chocolate frosting? Originated in Pittsford, NY. very good, probably similar to a whopie pie but just 1 layer. Mmm.
turkey came out great... he had soooo much food I didn't even get to try it all.. and I found out there is a bakery near me that makes great donuts.. my neighbor brought them to the party... the glazed ones were man hole covers!!!
I forgot to post the picture of the Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake I made for our party. I almost didn't get to snap one as my brother was slicing away at it before I knew it. He was the biggest kid who had permission to use a knife...and couldn't wait!
Next time I will make the layers of ice cream a tad thicker. :)
we closed our bad eating weekend with porterhouse steaks, corn, asparagus, and carrots .. full belly now.. used the charcoal grill with smoking chips.. nice thing about the small grill Randy put it on the deck for me.. and we have the fireproof mat for under it.. so I was able to sit and not walk too far.. all good
Got our first crop of basil and cucumbers from garden, so had to put it to use. DW baked flounder with homemade pesto, parsley potatoes, and I contributed corn and a salad from a Boothbay Blonde cuke, arugula and michili. Looking forward to her blue-straw-berry tart for dessert later.
'Salt and Pepper' is usually thought of as a small pickling cucumber, but DW has decreed that we aren't going to have any jars of vinegar smelling up the house! Is it also good for eating raw? I'm also trying 'Lemon Slicer' and 'Spacemaster' this year, but they are not quite ripe yet.
ooff.. hurting this morning.. I bought a pasta antipasto at costco... must have been too many onions or something.. belly burn woke me up at 4:30.. guess that one will be going to work because Randy won't eat it.. I feel bad for people with acid reflux .. that's terrible!!!
It was a fun time...the kids were very excited to see the baby white buffalo...one in 10,000,000 births...last week representatives from many Native American tribes across the country came to Goshen to see the little fellow & to name him...the birth of a white buffalo is a very sacred occasion for them...
Saw this picture in a book of mini chocolate cakes with chocolate glaze, whipped cream and a strawberry on it. I said..."I can do that" but I couldn't cause I was out of cream and it was 6 in the morning. Came close...should have a little dollop of cream just under the strawberry.
Gonna toss some steaks on the grill tonight with some New Hampshire corn from Lull farm in Hollis (sweetest of the New Hampshire corns I've ever had...got no idea what variety they grow, but it is fantastic.)
Tomorrow night shall be lamb kabobs with onions, peppers and 'maters from the garden.
If you all leave now you might make tomorrow's dinner...bring a side dish and BYOB! We can all eat till full then take turns trying to talk my 'Stella in Red' Daylillies into blooming. (Scrape has just started to emerge...bout time!).
Country ribs slow-cooked in improvised tomato-oniony BBQ sauce til the meat fell off the bones. Thai noodles, corn, and salad with Cherokee Purple Tomatoes and Australian Yellowleaf lettuce. Liebfraumilch. (The multi-ethnic theme wasn't planned, it just happened.)
And Vic, yes...stuffed with turkey burger, rice and spices. Sorry I'm so slow responding...been busy.
Hubby went out for guys night out and right before he left he sent my son to his room and told him not to come out till he came home...great that's like punishing me too!!! I wanted to go out for dinner...just great, thanks a lot
I cut the chicken breasts thin.. sometimes pound em.. but wasn't in the mood to.. LOL
in the flower I put salt & pepper, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika .. egg wash.. use either panko or reg breadcrumbs... season em up with salt, pepper, thyme and parm cheese.. always let them rest after breading and before cooking them.. to make sure everything sticks.. fry them in shallow olive oil and good to go
Last night: Steamed fresh brussel sprouts, pasta, green stuffed peppers from the garden.
Tonight: Rice pilaf, broccoli, french bread and a whole chicken, cut in half then marinated in 2 different flavors...slow cooked on the grill.
Great cake Jen!
I had dinner at Davids and he made pasta with Italian sausage in olive oil n garlic with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions, fresh basil, spinach, shredded cheese and multiple seasonings. It was very good, he's a better cook than I.
Thanks, Allison...that's usually the way I make mine...sometimes add lemon & white wine to the cutlets...Those meals all sound yummy, & I loved the beach cake...my granddaughters would have, too! Lunching at a friend's today...former Home Ec teacher, she's a great cook...
Home-made tomato soup for lunch to go with SchickenLady's WormyWieners. Unfortunately, DW refused to touch them and made her own un-vermicelli-infested frankfurter. I'm saving the idea for when the grandkids come to visit, though! Thanks, SL.
I haven't had pork chops in ages! Today I made Swedish meatballs with cucumber dill sauce, whole wheat noodles, & green beans with tomatoes for Mom's lunch...I'll be leaving in a few minutes to deliver it...also, my sister & I are interviewing a home helper for Mom...keep your fingers crossed that it works out...
Spent the afternoon chopping and sautéing veggies and Italian sausage to make a onedish meal. Included cannelloni beans and corn and some diced tomatoes. Will be served over rice.
Also, while I was at it made chicken and vegetable soup. Should be able to freeze most of these. I find I like the process.
My DIL yesterday on Facebook asked if anyone else realized that no matter how long it takes to fix a meal it is eaten just as fast as one that is a quickie. Raising four boys I just had to laugh at that one and said I realized that a l o n g time ago.
If I want a cold salad, I stuff them with tuna, chicken, or ham salad...if I want to bake them, I stuff with hamburger, rice, & cheese...if I had another eggplant, I would try that with garlic, breadcrumbs, & basil...
Lobster, clams, corn on the cob, potato, hard boiled egg, potato salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, chips and dip, peanut butter blossoms, blueberry bread, make your own ice cream sundae, and CAKE!!
Going to the Lobster Bake @ Tiff's and this is what I know will be there. Son-in-law side of the family will be bringing more things!!
Will take pictures of the yummies and the cake, can't wait to see what Jen my cake lady comes up with this year!!
Pixie, I don't know how you stay so slim! What a feast! Jen & Don, I add 1/2 of a small jar of grape jelly & half of a bottle of chili sauce to one large can of crushed tomatoes...heat to a boil, making sure jelly dissolves, pour over cabbage rolls, & bake at 300 for 2-21/2 hours...if sauce is too thick, you can add a little water...
Chicken korma over basmati rice, with green beans, lettuce and cuke salad from garden. I cheated and used a packaged Indian spice mix. It was good, but a little too salty, so next time maybe will try to blend my own spices.
Yes, I have an electric ice cream maker...I've made peach, lemon, & banana...I make a custard first...eggs, sugar, milk, chill it, then add flavorings & fruit to the mixer...I found you need a lot more flavoring than you think, otherwise it tastes like vanilla. A local dairy tried using Old Barn Farm's blueberries this summer, but they found they couldn't get a strong enough blueberry flavor without adding extracts, which they didn't want to do...the dairy gave the trial ice cream to my grandkids, they liked it...
I've practiced with 2 recipes so far, the cooked custard one was much better than just cream and sugar.
I imagine the sweetened condensed milk would substitute for the eggs, but I don't want to try it if it's not good. I'm looking at the ice cream attachment for my kitcheaid mixer. How do you make lemon?
I just juiced 1/2 dozen lemons & added juice , some pulp, and rind to the machine when I had the custard in there...I liked the lemon the best...Today I'm making eggplant parm from the large eggplant I bought at the fair...the organic farm that sold it is owned by one of my former students...
After the spring frosts I had planted some Watermelon radishes. Never having grown them before, I was disappointed when they didn't appear to develop as fast as the familiar cherry types, and forgot about them. Today I brushed aside some leaves from an adjoining crop and there they were, as big as beets! They are very colorful and crunchy when cut open. DW put them in a stir-fry with carrots, green beans, amd pok choi from the garden, and enthused about their taste when cooked as well. We also had wild salmon, but they quieted down nicely when sauteed.
When im stressed I bake. Since I got the news of my brother I been baking...
Lemon Meringue Pie
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Turkey Stew w/Dumplings