Thursday, March 30, 2023

Simple Chicken Quesadillas & Country Ham Broth

Bev came home from Sam’s Club the other day with a good sized rotisserie chicken (much larger and still cheaper than Food City) and we decided to turn the pulled meat into simple quesadillas with just a few ingredients.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Chicken Wing Taste Test

When Pam recently posted the recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings on her “For The Love Of Cooking” blog I knew I wanted to give it a try to use the wings we had in the freezer.  The recipe calls for baking them and I debated whether to do that or deep fry them then it dawned on me that this was a taste test opportunity so I decided to cook some both ways.  I followed Pam’s recipe except I had 3½ pounds of wings so I doubled everything to get the recipe below then baked some and deep-fried some before saucing them.  Click on the link to go to her site for the recipe and wings that look better than mine.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Bangers & Mash And Fried Cabbage With Bacon For St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day fell on Friday this year and for our regular card group I decided against our normal corned beef and opted to go with bangers and mash.  I didn’t have any Irish sausage but decided the TPO (tomato, peppers, onions) from the Wurst Kitchen.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Chicken in White Wine Sauce ala Lea Ann

When Chef Lea Ann posted the recipe for Chicken in White Wine Sauce on her “Cooking On The Ranch” blog, she mentioned that it would be refreshing on a hot summer night.  I commented that I probably wouldn’t wait until summer to try it but it was a mid-60’s spring day (highs in mid-40’s came back two days later) when I did.  I followed the ingredients list but changed the instructions just a little but you can see the original recipe and pics at Lea Ann’s site by clicking on the above link.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Outstanding Beer Battered Grouper

I’m still freezer diving and this time I came up with a package of Caribbean Grouper that we had purchased from Joe Patti’s during our last visit to Pensacola, FL.  It just so happened that I had a recipe for Fish And Chips that came from The Red Door in Seattle, WA via Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives that I wanted to try.  Battered and deep-fried fish is a favorite of all of us, especially Pat who usually orders it at Florida seafood places.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

A Couple of Breakfast Trials

I discovered some spinach artichoke dip in the fridge and it tasted pretty good, for store bought, so I decided to try it with some eggs.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Stripetti Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca Sided With Delicious Baked Salmon

Cindy and I are still making meals for two, she wanted to cook, and I recalled a piece of Norwegian Salmon in the freezer.  Then she remembered the squash we’ve had all winter and decided we should eat it with the fish.  We discussed several options for topping the squash and I decided to make up a puttanesca sauce for mine using the recipe below, which is a scaled down version of two sauces that we’ve made in the past. 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Greek Night For Cindy And Me Plus A Crappie Repeat

Bev and Pat (SIL) have gone off to Charleston, SC to visit with the Walker grandchildren as they all attend the College Of Charleston and it’s their spring break.  So Cindy and I are holding down the fort and minding the dogs and we’re cooking meals for two.  We both like Greek flavors so for this meal I made a very simple chicken and salad using some Greek spices that Bev had bought at a FM for the chicken and my homemade creamy feta dressing on the salad.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Hungarian Goulash

We are big fans of beef stew especially when it’s a winter weather so when I saw Chef Dennis’ recipe for Hungarian Goulash , which I had never made, I considered it a must try.  As long as you like beef stew and paprika, it seemed like a can’t miss.  The recipe for Hungarian Goulash comes from his “Ask Chef Dennis” blog and I made it per his recipe.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Kathy’s Birthday – Chicken Fried Steak

As you know we have a Friday card day and I usually cook a meal and often try out new recipes on the group.  But this week we changed it up a little by moving it to Thursday, which was Kathy’s birthday, and making her requested chicken fried steak for the meal.