Friday, June 30, 2023

Delicious Taco Sloppy Joes Ala Kevin

When I saw this recipe for Taco Sloppy Joes on Kevin’s “Closet Cooking” blog, I knew I wanted to try it and thought it would be perfect for our Friday card group.  Since Kevin’s recipe is only for four servings, I doubled it to get the recipe below but you can click on the above link for the original and his good pics like the second one here - how could you look at the pic and not want to make this.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Three Pretty Awesome Breakfast Sandwiches – Hard To Believe But No Leftovers

BLT With A Twist

Who doesn’t like a good BLT?  I sure do and I like it even better when an egg is included so I guess it’s really an egg sandwich with bacon, lettuce, and tomato – whatever.  This one included some good sourdough bread, good bacon, and vine ripened tomatoes and the twist.  I have always broken the yolk and fried it hard for any egg sandwich but Bev suggested I try it with a runny yolk.  So it was two slices of bread, each with a spread of mayo, a few lettuce leaves, cheddar cheese, bacon and the egg.  I was afraid too much of the egg would end up on the plate or my chin if I just bit into it so I spread it all over the top of the egg before the first bite.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Flounder (Crappie) Francaise

I’m always on the lookout for fish recipes and especially those where we can use the crappie that is generously given to us by our fishing friends.  When I saw Chef Dennis’ recipe for Flounder Francaise on his “Ask Chef Dennis” blog, I knew it would fit-the-bill.  This dish is more complicated than our normal crappie in lemon, butter, caper sauce but I had to give it a try.   

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Niçoise Salad With On-Hand Ingredients

Thanks to our gardener neighbor and a visit to the Mennonite market, we had lots of leaf and bib lettuce and Bev wanted to turn them into a salad and Nicoise popped into my mind – it’s been years since we made one.  So, I went on the web in search of recipes and ideas and came up with the ingredients I wanted to use plus a dressing recipe from “The Modern Proper” blog.  Nicoise means "In the style of Nice" - a French city - and I even looked up how to pronounce it (nee·swaaz).

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Pretty Darned Good Breakfast From Leftovers – Steak & Eggs, Salmon & Eggs, Swordfish And Eggs


Steak & Eggs

We had steak for Mother’s Day and I had cooked half of a prime strip steak for me and I cooked the other half for breakfast.  I cut the meat in half to make two thinner steaks then I seasoned mine with Tiger Seasoning and pan fried it along with a couple of scrambled eggs in the same pan.

It made for a great breakfast and the steak was very good seasoned and cooked like this and the eggs picked up some of the delicious meat flavor from the pan.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Your Basic, Delicious Summertime Meal For Card Night

Bev and I made a trip down to the Englewood Mennonite Market this week and picked up several goodies and decided to turn some of them into a nice summer meal for our Friday group.  Nearly the entire meal came from the market and it consisted of:

Malibu stringless pole beans cooked our normal way 

Monday, June 12, 2023

Pollo Asado, Mexican Grilled Chicken Ala Chef Lea Ann

Chef Lea Ann recently posted her recipe for Easy Pollo Asado (Mexican Grilled Chicken) on her “Cooking On The Ranch” blog, and since she is a go-to source for southwestern recipes, I knew it had to be tried.  She describes it as “Citrus juice and Mexican spices join forces to create bright and complex flavors for this easy Pollo Asado recipe. A juicy grilled chicken dinner with sheer pizzaz.”

Since I had 4½ lbs. if thighs, I upped the marinade ingredient amounts as shown below and I subbed green pepper for jalapenos.  While we have a Mexican store about 25 miles away, I just ordered the Naranja Agria and the Achiote paste from Amazon.  Be sure to check out Lea Ann's site, ( link above) for the original recipe and her good pics.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Shrimp Cake Sliders

I had some frozen shrimp in the freezer that really needed to be used so I decided to turn them into a dish with lots of other flavors.  The recipe for shrimp burgers came from the “Well Plated by Erin” blog and is described – “This shrimp burger recipe has a perfect texture with no binders. Add Southern or Cajun spices for a fresh, healthy change to summer grilling!”  I followed the recipe except I peeled the shrimp and soaked them in salted milk overnight and I made them slider sized – 3oz.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

First RV Trip of 2023 – Campground Review And Trip Home

Our rally was held at Bluewater RV Resort And Marina which sits on the Richland Creek embayment of Chickamauga Lake and a couple miles east of Dayton, TN.

It bills itself as a resort but I would call it a high end RV Park which is the middle of my three classifications – campground, RV park, RV resort.  This is a resort site in FL.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Eliza Finally Rides, Kitty Drinks, and My Morning Walk

After getting Eliza her first bike and a big wheel in early April, we have finally gotten together to give them to her.  She’s getting them now so she can use them this summer since her BD and Christmas are Nov & Dec – but you knew that.

We got the Big Wheel for her to use when she comes here to ride on our driveway and the bike to take home and use in a park on grass to start – less skinned up body parts that way.