“Southern” because it’s cooked to death, until the chicken falls off the bone [And, I’ll add, because it has bacon.] SOUTHERN CHICKEN CASSEROLE Serves 4 generously 2 ½ – 3 lbs chicken, whole cut up or parts ½ lb bacon 4 medium potatoes, pared and quartered lengthwise 2 C veggies (green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash—you
UPDATE: Second best commercial ever (next to the September 11th superbowl ad from Bud). Weather, not Climate … as of today it has been 2,226 days since the last major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) hit the US mainland. Unless a big hurricane hits this winter, it means we are on track to break a
Contents of Aunt Margaret’s button box ALTERNATE POST TITLE: How to Tempt Poor Little Rocky I am beginning a project which I will post a bit about from time to time. I won’t be able to be particularly specific– Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, and all– but I will share parts of
J.C. Penney, Lines of a Layman, 1956 To be clear, much as I like Mr. Penney, and much as I admire the company he founded, I am no fan of JCPenney these days. JCPenney, circa 2011, is the antithesis of That first little store I called “The Golden Rule.”* I’ve claimed that Mr. Penney would
Each year, about this time of year, we take stock of what remains of the harvest and various collections of other edible things. We took stock of some frozen peppers. This is a fine opportunity for me to divert from the main topic to comment on laziness. Mr. Big Food has a day-job. In fact,
At 10:54 am Sunday, November 27, 2011 Wunderground Weather is forecasting snow for tomorrow. Wouldn’t that be something? Accuweather is not buying it. But… The Weather Channel is throwing caution to the wind. These forecasts from the private sector are all well & good but we should only trust The National Weather Service, an agency
It’s raining like crazy here. If we’d stayed for the game, we’d be confronting it, driving home, about now. We went to the tailgate, chatted, took some pictures, ate, chatted, chatted with Daughter C., chatted some more, gave away our tickets, left, and came home. This was about 3pm. Very quiet & subdued. I believe
1. I predict I will see a lot of this over-priced stuff today, and that the more I think about the relationship between Big Business and Big College Sports, the more ticked off I will become. You can’t get to the Athletics page without going past this advertisement. 2. I predict the “highly-anticipated” matchup has
As you know, we are having a Fall/Winter Soup Contest. We are making up the rules as we go along. Gumbo is soup. It is Fall. Dis-qualified I mulled over this all afternoon, and right before we were ready to serve the gumbo, I asked Mr. Big Food what his thoughts were on allowing the
America Has Been Good To Me J.C. Penney, Lines of a Layman, 1956 Today I remember that the years have rewarded me for every talent I possess, and for every effort I’ve ever made– amply rewarded me not only with the world’s material goods, but richly rewarded me in many, many fine friendships– rewarded me
The turkey, gravy, dressing “like my mother made,” and unseen mashed potatoes Cranberries, green bean casserole, and PIE. The winner is Pumpkin Custard Pie. To be fair, the vote was 2-1. Our dinner guest, The Bart Man, cast his vote for Perfect Pumpkin Pie because it was a perfect pumpkin pie. And that is was.
The pies, about to go in the oven Pumpkin custard pie (L); Perfect pumpkin pie (R) The pies, fresh from the oven Perfect pumpkin pie (L); Pumpkin custard pie (R) There will be a “Pie: Pt. 3” post after the sweet whipped cream is whipped, and we decide which pie we like better. “Why is
I felt bad(ly) about ending on such a negative note in the previous post. I like pie. We chose three of the smallest Sugar Pie Pumpkins. Mr. Bog Food cut them in half and I scraped the seeds and guts out. Aside… there are roasted pumpkin seeds coming. And we put them in the oven.
Click to enlarge This is from Lines of a Layman: The Golden Rule in Every Day Living, published in 1956 by WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO. Grand Rapids Michigan. The author is a guy named James Cash Penney. For real, he’s the son of a preacher. He goes by J. C. Penney. Those of us
SALMON BAKE Serves 4 1 lb can salmon, drained well, skin and bones removed [See below the recipe for the adjustment to this ingredient.] 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 C raw carrots, peeled and grated 1 small bell pepper, diced ½ C mayonnaise or salad dressing (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics and Appetizers … sections)
I expect this will be excellent in my lunch of leftovers. We only made half the recipe. ~~ “Among vegetables, versatility means potato! … reliable potato recipes guaranteed to spark any menu … Potatoes Au Gratin (great with Glazed Ham) …”—The Creative Cooking Course (1982) CREATIVE COOKING POTATOES AU GRATIN Makes 6 to 8 servings
As promised here’s the recipe for Chicken & Broccoli Casserole. Instructions for the “in a Sweet Potato Squash Shell” follow the recipe. CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 4 chicken breasts Salted water (to cover chicken) 10 oz broccoli spears, cooked and drained 1 C celery, cut in large chunks ½ C mayonnaise (preferably homemade—see recipes in
Grilled Salmon Bake I think Mr. Big Food is at his best when he semi-improvises. We were to have a baked striped bass dish this evening. Unfortunately, this morning we unanimously concluded that the bass had seen better days. So he picked up a couple of “Product of U.S.A.” frozen salmon filets at the Hog.
I am working on a post titled, “The Lesson of Obedience.” The main inspiration comes from Book of Good Manners by Frederick H. Martens (1923). This will be another in a “series” of posts on manners and civility. Here are the previous posts: The Lesson of Consideration Mind your Manners 4-Way Civility vs. Roundabout Impoliteness
Courtesy of North Mississippi Commentor The food desert that is Oxford has a new restaurant on The Square. And this, that I’ll just copy, paste and link: This just in. The Ole Miss Alumni Associationis exploring the idea… …of establishing an “on campus” memorial to honor proud alumni and friends. Throughout our history, Ole Miss