Entrant #2 in our 2nd Annual Fall & Winter Soup Contest For more about the Fall & Winter Soup contest, see here. “This makes a delicious soup and quite as nourishing as if made with soup meat.” FRENCH MEATLESS VEGETABLE SOUP 5-6 quarts water 1 bunch fresh carrots (about 6), washed well but not peeled,
These made with leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes. “French Potato Fritters are cooked, sieved potatoes mixed with a batter and cooked very much like pancakes, on a hot griddle. Unlike fritters made with raw potato, French Potato Fritters are light and airy—and especially delicious when served with melted butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. A convenient
One of my personal favorites! Mr. Big Food used the same batter to fry up some shrimp! “Serve these deep fried beer battered chicken strips with barbecue sauce or sweet and sour sauce.” BEER BATTER CHICKEN STRIPS 1 large egg ¾ C beer 1 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt Ground black pepper, to taste 3 chicken
A.K.A. meatloaf with cabbage, about to go into the oven. We had this last Wednesday, that cold evening Nick got to deer. Perfect supper with a nice salad… . The name of this recipe needs a bit of explanation. As I recall, the recipe comes from a traditional Czech cookbook– in Czech. The child of
Fresh from the garden! CREAMED SPINACH Serves 4 3 lbs fresh spinach 1 ½ C water 4 Tbsp butter ½ C flour 1 ½ C half and half Dash nutmeg Salt, black pepper to taste Cook washed spinach in salted boiling water for 45 minutes or until cooked down. Drain, squeezing as much liquid out as possible, then chop spinach fine.
A old standby! POTATOES AND GREEN BEANS Serves 6 4 medium potatoes, pared, sliced, cooked in a small amount of boiling salted water until tender, excess water evaporated, still hot 1 lb green beans, broken or cut into 1 inch pieces, cooked uncovered until nearly tender in just enough rapidly boiling water to cover 1
(Can’t quite get the colors right. It’s lovely, though, in real life.) BLUE BONNET CAFÉ CHICKEN ENCHILADAS Serves 8-10 FILLING 1 ½ lb chicken, cooked, boned, and chopped 4 oz diced green chilies (can use canned) 1 C shredded Jack cheese (or use Pepper Jack for a spicier filling) 1 C shredded yellow cheese 1 bunch green onions, white and
If I ever get back to the Alabama coast I am going to complete my vendetta against that shark that stole my record-breaking fish. –A. Leland Owing to their consanguinity, what began as a family squabble ended in a vendetta. –Marica The liberty vendetta against cowardly tyrants was quick– and decisive. –Mr. Big Food.
It takes energy to stay organized. Rocky & I were doing some book redecorating today. Things had gotten a bit out of hand, organizationally speaking. I needed to make sure the books I need most frequently were conveniently located. In so doing, I came across one that came in very handy this evening: The Constitution