Friday, September 30, 2022

Baked Italian Breaded Pork Chops & Briam (Mediterranean Night)

After a week at an RV rally and this week that included three trips to physical therapy, a visit from the RV repairman and a plumber, a colonoscopy (all good), and a trip to the dentist, I needed some home-cooked food to write about.  When I saw this recipe on Claudia’s “What’s Cooking Italian” blog, I was anxious to try it on the chops I had in the freezer.  Since we had a couple of zukes that needed to be used, we sided the pork with Briam ( Greek Roasted Vegetables)  that we had made before.  I had five chops and I changed the  process a bit and cut the breading ingredients in half and still had more than enough.  The original recipe can be found by clicking on the first link above.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sweetwater RV Rally, Day Four

Day 4 began with breakfast at the Athens Cracker Barrel before heading to the Mayfield’s Dairy Visitors Center in Athens for a plant tour.  Since they began with Jersey cows, it is the company mascot.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Sweetwater RV Rally, Day Three

After breakfast on our own to begin day three, we made the 15 minute drive to Sweetwater Valley Farm for a tour of their milking operation followed by a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes.  A dairy since the early 1900’s, the current owners have been involved since 1987

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sweetwater RV Rally, Day Two

The scheduled events for day two began with a visit to Tsali Notch Vineyards between Sweetwater and Madisonville, TN, where they grow nothing but muscadines.  According to Wikipedia “Vitis rotundifolia, or muscadine, is a grapevine species native to the southeastern and south-central United States. The growth range extends from Florida to New Jersey Coast, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma.”

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Finally, An RV Trip and Rally, Day One

Our last RV trip was in May to Pineola, North Carolina for a club rally then we cancelled our western trip for the third year in a row and this time due to the extremely high cost of diesel – this actually was good as it allowed me to have my toe surgery.  So, the poor, lonely coach has just been sitting out in the driveway all summer wishing we would take it somewhere.

Our RV club (Tennessee Travelers) has held rallies as close to us as Vonore, TN and as far away as Pensacola, FL and as the host for our Sep. event I decided to stay close again and go to the KOA in Sweetwater, TN as the area actually has several things to do and almost none of which I had done.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Alabama Scramble – Different Version

This summer, we made Alabama Scramble a time or two using our normal method of cooking everything in a skillet but since we had oil in our deep frying pan, we opted to change it up some.  We recently had deep fried okra and green tomatoes and realized they needed more seasoning than just S&P at the end so I’ve attempted to correct that.  The following recipe feeds 3-4 people eating only this.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Pinto Beans, Hoe Cakes, and Birthday Meals

This post is primarily to get our pinto bean recipe documented on my blog. For our pinto beans, we’ve always just added stuff to taste so they rarely taste the same and some are better than others so this time, I tried to make a good batch and document the recipe.  I looked around the web to see what ingredients were used by others and came up with the following recipe.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Cindy wanted to make this dish and we agreed it would work well for our Friday get together.  She got the recipe for Chicken Shepherd’s Pie from The Kitchen Girl blog and followed it except she increased the ingredients by 50% (shown below) and used corn starch rather than flour for gluten-free. 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Six Weeks Visit To The Foot Doctor & Summer Meal

It has been six weeks since the surgery to straighten my toes and it was time for a visit to the doctor.  You may recall I spent the first two weeks with a splint and the past four weeks with my “Go Big Orange” cast.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Bacon Ranch Baked Cheddar Chicken

The Eliza crowd came down again this past weekend and I wanted to fix something simple for supper and I wanted a one-dish meal.  I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a baked Kevin dish and the recipe for Bacon Ranch Baked Cheddar Chicken from his “Closet Cooking” blog looked perfect for this meal.  Since I was using more chicken than him, I scaled up his recipe to get the one below but his original can be found by clicking on the above link.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Fried Chicken Strips – Semi-Failure

Many meat recipes say “dredge in seasoned flour” but they don’t give me the specifics I need to make it which is why I was enthused to find this recipe for a dredge from Horse Thief BBQ while watching an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  Their recipe is for a chicken sandwich and includes marinade (I used it also) and slaw and it can all be found by clicking on the above link.