Not the best photo– I was in a hurry to eat! I love this dish. From a while back. Made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. CLASSIC CHICKEN DIVAN Serves 6 20 oz frozen broccoli spears ½ stick butter 6 Tbsp flour ½ tsp salt Dash pepper 2 C chicken stock (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section) ½ C whipping cream 3 Tbsp dry white
Made– of course– with homegrown pumpkin! PUMPKIN POUND CAKE 2 C sugar 1 C oil 4 eggs 2 C self-rising flour 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp salt 2 C cooked pumpkin (can use canned) 1 C chopped pecans Preheat oven to 350°. Beat sugar and eggs well. Add oil and beat well. Sift together flour, cinnamon, and salt, and add to creamed
Oven meals are dishes that bake for the same length of time at the same temperature. Prepare everything. Pop it in the oven. Pour a glass of your favorite adult beverage. Put a nice record on the phonograph. Sit in front of the fire and share events of the day with your family. (Peach crunch
“One of the underlying purposes of all good manners is to lend grace and dignity to life to ameliorate its crudities, to do away with its vulgarities, to regulate the familiar intercourse of human beings in such a way as to avoid friction, coarseness and that which leads to contempt. And good manners in connection
Great as a leftover, too! Great dish for left over ham! FROSTED HAM LOAF Serves 8 ½ lb bulk pork sausage (any flavor) 1 1b cooked ham, ground 1 C small bread cubes, crusts removed 2 Tbsp prepared mustard (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section) 1 tsp salt 2 eggs, beaten ½ C milk 2 C mashed potatoes Melted butter Preheat oven to 375°.
Left to right, vegan, vegetarian, meatatarian YUMMY BAKED POTATO SKINS Makes 8 4 large baking potatoes, baked 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp paprika 1/8 tsp pepper 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbed 2 C (8 oz) shredded yellow cheese ½ C sour cream 4 green onions, sliced Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise
A simple, pleasant scene atop a bookcase But as we know from watching Rudolph, the world can be a dangerous place, even at Christmastime. This poor reindeer lost his leg in the fight for his life! This morning, the little soldier was nowhere to be seen. And the monster had claimed another unsuspecting victim.
Isn’t this a thing of beauty? Fresh butter crunch lettuce in December! Homemade dressing with herbs picked from the garden and dried. ITALIAN DRESSING II Makes 1 ½ C 1 C salad oil ¼ C lemon juice ¼ C white vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp dried oregano, crumbled ½ tsp dry mustard ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp onion salt 1/8 tsp
SPICY GREEN BEANS Serves 6 to 8 1 ½ Tbsp chopped onions3 Tbsp fat 1/3 C chili sauce (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section) ¼ tsp salt 4 C Cooked Green Beans (see recipe in this section, can use canned) Cook onions in fat until tender, add chili sauce, salt, and beans, and heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.
That’s Daughter C in the blue jacket in the snow some years ago. This guy is older than I am! Santa is watching you. A round table
We are pleased as punch with the way our home looks– all decked out for Christmas and all! I know many of you did your decorating before Thanksgiving. We’re just a bunch of lazy Rednecks, so we don’t get too ahead of ourselves in our decorating. But now that Thanksgiving and my birthday have come and
#3: A nice enough soup, but not up to Fall & Winter standards Served with a lovely winter salad and vegan cornbread. Daughter C is learning how to take photos. She took this one– which is nicely staged or whatever the photographers’ word for that is– and the one above. Somewhere between the soup pic
My colleague is immune to feelings of impropriety.–A. LelandThere was a certain impropriety in the manner in which he handled challenges to his reading of the literature.–MaricaThe alleged impropriety of how college football determines its national champion is greatly exaggerated.–Mr. Big Food Can you believe he answered his phone during dinner? The impropriety of some