March 4, 2015
I had read somewhere about the technique of slow-roasting fish, and thought I should try it out. The rest of the menu is based on what I had in the fridge. Great comfort food for fighting off the cold weather. The cabbage and potatoes are even better warmed up for leftovers next day.
Hope you enjoy.
March 2, 2015
I made a nice meal for Valentine’s Day this year. Appetizer of Citrus and Avocado Salad with toasted honey oat bread croutons – light, but really fresh and tasty. Drunken Blackberry Pork Chops with Israeli Couscous and Root Vegetables and a side of Lemony Swiss Chard rounded out the main course. We made it a leisurely meal, so we were stuffed. A couple chocolate strawberries from Edible Arrangements rounded out the cupid’s day feast.
Although this meal is plenty nice for having company, it’s also fairly simple because you can make alot of it ahead, and the couscous can be served cold or room temperature, if you like.
Rave reviews all around!
November 17, 2014
Sue and I worked together to make two soups. They are both quite hearty, tasty, and great for that snowy Winter’s day. Great with a nice loaf of artisan bread for lunch. Add a salad, and you’ve got dinner.
Spicy African Sweet Potato Soup
Creamy Carrot Orange Soup
October 21, 2014
There’s been a really chill in the air lately, and now it’s time to make some stews and soups for Fall. This corn soup is a real winner.
Sue made up a really nice home made pizza to go with it – basil pesto in place of tomato sauce; lightly blanched spinach, pre-cooked diced chicken. Very nice.
June 24, 2014
As is the custom, I prepared picnic fare for a potluck Father’s Day picnic for my Dad and sister’s family. What to do that’s easy, tasty, and won’t break the bank. Make-it-yourself sandwhiches from roast beef and shaved ham. They were a great hit. The spicy pasta salad with gouda cheese, tomatoes, and basil was a great addition. Add a few picnic favorites like pop, potato chips and pickles, and you’re all set to enjoy.
April 4, 2014
This was a little different. I’ve tried tuna cakes, salmon cakes, and even crab cakes – but never chicken cakes. Hey they were delicious. Enjoy with a side salad and some starch and your golden!
March 17, 2014
Very tasty and easy to make. The chicken goes really well with rice and peas, and maybe a salad on the side.
Serves 4. Great reviews 9/10.
February 20, 2014
So we celebrated valentine’s day a couple of days late. Set up a formal dining setting on a card table in front of the fireplace. Got all dressed up fancy – very nice. I was able to make-ahead most everything except the pork, so the meal itself was relaxing, but it was a busy prep day! Everything got rave reviews – a really excellent meal for a romantic weekend, or for having company over.
Appetizers: Creamy Parsnip and Pear Soup; bacon wrapped pineapple; apricot brie toasts
Main: Pork tenderloin a l’Orange; Israeli Couscous with roasted vegetables
Dessert: Carmelized pear bowls with vanilla frozen yogurt.
I hope you enjoy!
December 13, 2013
Here’s a really easy side veggie. It’s geat with anything Asian themed, but it goes will with any main dish. Left overs are great warmed up too.
December 13, 2013
I realized that I’ve never posted my go-to potluck salad. Always popular. Easy to make – 5 minutes does it. Relatively inexpensive.
If you expect you may have leftovers, you’re better to reserve part of the salad minus Ramon noodles. The noodles get soggy if they sit in the salad for more than12 hours. Rated 5/5.