Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cajun Shrimp and Linguine

I like to make Cajun/Creole meals more often than I do and when Mary posted the recipefor Cajun Shrimp and Linguine on her Deep South Dish, I quickly saved it.  I made a few changes to the recipe but it is primarily as she made it – my changes this time are in orange and I show changes I'll make next time - you can see Mary's original by clicking on the above link.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Ham, Broccoli, and Mushroom Quiche - Delicious

Sorry about the print color - don't know what's going on.

When Bev made her tomato pie the other day, she made a double crust recipe and had enough left for a quiche so I combined a recipe from For The Love Of Cooking and Spicy Southern Kitchen plus Bev added mushrooms to get the recipe below.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Homemade Dill Pickles

We don’t eat a lot of dill pickles but we prefer the garlic dills we make ourselves using a particular variety of cucumbers (name unknown) that we get from the Englewood Amish Market.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Individual Tomato Pies

I don’t know why, but we haven’t made these in years and they are outrageously good.  The recipe comes from the Roseville B&B in Marshall, TX but I don’t have a link for it.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Some Recent Meals & Happenings

Bev works very hard to keep her flower gardens looking good and one of them is around the rock in the middle of our driveway.

Friday, July 17, 2020

A Day Trip Into The Foothills

I’ve been so disappointed at missing our RV trips this year and the recent cancellation of our six week long Colorado trip has me a little depressed.  I’ve considered some short local RV trips, but in the end, we decided to just try some day trips via the car beginning with this one.

Bev wanted to go to a Mennonite Farm Market but rather than our normal Englewood Market we decided to go further south to the Delano Community Market as part of the day trip loop – Delano is a small community south of Etowah, TN.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Jerk Chicken And Caribbean Rice & Beans

We had not made jerk chicken in a long time and we decided it would make a good Thursday supper for our friends and us.  I used our normal jerk marinade to season the chicken but the recipe below is for one and half times.  I like whole chicken for the dish so I spatchcocked one for us but they prefer breasts so I did four large ones for them.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Heirloom Tomato Pie

Bev had several good looking heirloom tomatoes from the Amish market that needed to be used and she opted to turn them into a tomato pie, which we all enjoy.  She selected this recipe fromSouthern Living but she used refrigerated pie dough with Parmesan sprinkled in the bottom and it needed 50% more tomatoes for her 10.5” diameter dish.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Baked Five Spice Maple Glazed Salmon And Eliza With Blueberries

With all of the salmon we’ve cooked, I can’t remember ever cooking it with an Asian flavor so when I saw Pam’s recipe for Five Spice Maple Glazed Salmon on her Pam’s Midwest Kitchen Korner blog I thought this would be a great first one to try.  Cindy did the cooking and followed the ingredients as written but she changed the directions including using a probe thermometer to cook it to an internal temp of 120F and brushed on more glaze each 20 degrees until she ran out of glaze.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Deviled Crab For Breakfast

One of my favorite parts of a restaurant seafood platter is the crab shell stuffed with deviled crab and I love crab cakes so when I saw some canned crabmeat on a recent store trip, I decided to make some deviled crab.  I wanted to make a big batch but since I’m cheap, I bought just a pound of $20/lb crab meat and a pound of $3/lb genuine imitation crabmeat.  Since Bev thought it was not crabby enough, I won’t bother to post the recipe but I made five individual servings and baked them but I forgot the pics.

After the five servings for supper, I still had a bunch left and decided to make it into cakes for breakfast and I used an English muffin sized ring to shape them.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Muffaletta/ Primavera Pasta Salad

We hope You Had A Great Independence Day

We decided to have a small Independence Day get together of just our “circle of trust” friends on the dock and while it was a 90F day, it was pretty comfortable by the water.  

While we waited for the others, Joe and I visited and Bev did a little decorating.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alabama Scramble & A Tasty Breakfast

During a freezer dive recently, I found some year-old Carne Adovada meat and sauce in separate bags where the meat had been fried but not stewed in the sauce.  So I just followed Lea Ann’s recipe from her Cooking On The Ranch blog beginning with step 7 and it turned out just as good as the original.  Since I had some left over, a breakfast dish was in order so I added the meat and sauce to a 6” flour tortilla, topped with some sliced American cheese and chopped jalapenos then nuked for 90 seconds.  Of course I topped this with a couple of sunny side up eggs for a delicious breakfast.