Saturday, December 5, 2020

Braised Beef & Root Vegetables And Covid-19 Hits Close

We last made this dish in March, 2018 and decided it would be a good meal for our Thursday delivery on a cold December day.  I had adapted the recipe from Emeril Lagasse and used the same one again but made 1½ recipes so we would have some as well.  I won’t reproduce the recipe here but it can be found at this LINK.   I only used four cups of beef broth and thickened with seven tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with some water before adding the root vegetables and it was just right.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Disappointing Beef But Good Breakfast

The closest supermarket to us is the Food City in Vonore, TN which is 6-7 miles away and it has become our go-to store since Covid – used to be the much more crowded Walmart in Maryville since we regularly drove by it.  Food City advertises their beef as upper choice, Angus Beef and I’ve not had any complaints until now. 

They had a great deal ($9.99/lb.) on a thick prime NY Strip Steak a few days ago and I couldn’t pass it up.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving Meal and Fish Supply

 In 2018, we decided to stray considerably from the traditional Thanksgiving meal and made Tex-Mex instead and we all loved it so this year we decided to give Cajun a try.  In late summer, while okra was still available from the neighbor’s garden, we made up a gallon of gumbo and stuck it in the freezer for the holiday.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Reuben Sandwich

I may have posted about these before, but they were too good not to post again but let me digress first.  My girls go to Marco Island once a year to lay around at our time-share and one of our favorite places to eat is Hoot’s in part because they make their own bread.  I love their rye and if you order in advance, they will bake you a loaf for ten bucks – equivalent to two normal loaves and well worth it to me – so Bev always brings one home.  We cut it in halves with one of them going in the freezer and the other always devoted to Reuban sandwiches.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sablefish With Ginger Soy Glaze

I had never heard of Sablefish (Butterfish, Black Cod - they are all the same thing), likely because they come form the depths of the Northern Pacific Ocean and not likely to show up in our local supermarket here in the south.  However, several pieces came in our recent shipment from Sitka Salmon Shares and I decided to give one a try using the suggested oriental recipe.  They sent a recipe with the fish but I opted for a similar one from The Nourish Evolution as I had all of the ingredients.  Their recipe is for four pieces of fish so I divided everything by three to get the one below for my single piece.

This shot is from her site to show how the fish flakes.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Italian Beef

I’m a big fan of Italian beef but Bev is just so-so on it, so while she is in FL, I thought it would be a good Thursday night meal for our friends.  I looked at several recipes on line and because it contained sliced pepperoncini peppers and giardiniera, I opted to use it.  The recipe comes from Kristin on her Iowa Girl Eats blog and the original recipe can be found there along with more pics like this one.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Creamy Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Ala Lea Ann

After our very positive experience with her cheesy microwave cauliflower, I always look forward to trying Chef Lea Ann’s cauliflower recipes like this latest one on her Cooking On The Ranch blog.  I followed the ingredients list with a couple of changes but changed the cooking method by using two cooking vessels.  You can see the original recipe by clicking on the  link and see more of her pics like this one.