Sunday, April 28, 2024

Cindy Update, Mushroom-Avocado Scramble & Bacon, Asparagus, Mushroom Quiche With Gruyere and Fontina

After months of pain resulting from a bad hip including an infection (that was cured), Cindy now has a new hip and is beginning her recovery and it's great to see her smiling.

Please excuse me for putting two meals in one post as I have so much to share with yo and I don't want it to take until Memorial Day to post it all.  

Continuing with my breakfast scrambles from “The Taste Of Home’s” 30 New Ways To Eat Scrambled Eggs/, the next one up came from a recipe for Mushroom-Avocado Eggs On Toast but I made it as a scramble.  It called for brie but I didn’t want to buy it just for this dish so I used some goat cheese that I had on hand for another recipe.  While I used the same ingredients, portioned down for one serving, the original recipe is nowhere close to the scrambled egg dish I made so click on the link above for the actual recipe and pics.  The original, below, looks delicious and I may try it sometime but I’m making scrambles for now.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Asparagus Omelet And Manchego Scramble

By picking two patches, I have asparagus out the wazoo and this is what I get every other day without picking the little ones so I'm eating plenty of it in different dishes and this bunch went to the neighbor.

I took a break from my series on scrambled eggs and made an asparagus omelet using the small spears and a recipe from All Recipes simply named Asparagus Omelet that I modified for a single serving.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Cajun Shrimp and Grits - My New Favorite

My Honey got home from St. Marten on Friday, just in time for her Sat. birthday and all of us boys are really happy.  Her little boy (only child and now 53) sent her flowers and I'm making one of favorite meals tomorrow.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Our Annual Visit To Hooters And A Favorite Potato Scramble

I’ll never forget my first visit to Hooters in Sarasota, FL.  I’d never heard of it but a friend of my Dad, took us there for lunch while I was visiting my parents.  I was in my mid 30’s and recently divorced and was in total shock when our super-hot server came to take our orders – I do recall eating a grouper sandwich 😊

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Delicious Home Cooked Pork Rinds And Spring Is Definitely Here

Pork rinds may well be my favorite snack food and I buy the 16 oz container of them from Sam’s for $6.28 and they last me a week or so.  As we’ve gone to various festivals over the years, there is often a vendor selling fried pork rinds and I noticed they use small pieces of pork skins that they had purchased.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cheesy Asparagus Then Denver Omelet Scrambled Eggs, Each With A Gravy Biscuit

After my first sausage gravy meal that was just two biscuits, I decided to go on the hunt for different scrambled egg dishes to side them with and since our asparagus is now bearing, it seemed like a good place to start.  I did a web search and ended up on the “Taste Of Home” site titled 30 New Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs.  Since they didn’t have one for asparagus, I just made up the one below.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Sawmill Gravy With Sausage – I Really Learned Something Here & The Eclipse

I’ve been eating sausage gravy all of my life and have heard the term sawmill gravy for a long time and I thought I knew about these two gravies, but I learned something today.  When I read the post for Sawmill Gravy With Sausage on the “My Country Table” ) blog, I scratched my head as I thought sawmill gravy was sausage gravy.  So off to do research I went – I love the internet most of the time.

For the years I’ve lived in Tennessee, restaurant gravy and biscuits was usually good biscuits covered with this white paste-like stuff containing little to no meat.  Well, as I just learned that that is Sawmill Gravy.  

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Countryside For Catfish Again And My Girls Travels

It was time for our weekly meal out and I was ready for catfish again so off to Countryside Restaurant we went.  As I told our waitress, I’ve never had better and she said it was one of their most popular dishes.  We decided to beat the crowd and get there at 11:30 but it seems everyone else had the same idea as the parking lot was full and the restaurant was pretty full and there was probably 15 more that came in right behind us.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

White Beans And Another Experiment

One of Bev’s favorite lunches is refried beans which she makes and freezes when we cook a big batch of pintos – they are not really refried but are mashed and doctored with several items.  After bragging about the white beans served to me at Angie’s Kitchen a couple of times, Bev suggested we make some white beans so she can see how they work for her refried beans.  Rather than going to the store, we used a pound each of navy bean and great northern beans that we had on hand and I started with our pinto bean recipe and adjusted it to get the one below.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Batter Fried Homemade Chicken Strips/Nuggets – An Experiment

I can’t say for sure but I suspect that when chicken tenders are offered on a menu, they are really just sliced breast and I assume the same thing for chicken nuggets, although some seem to be formed, processed chicken.  Where tenders are generally the length of a breast, nuggets are generally more round or square and mine are a combination of both.