Just watchin’ football on a Saturday afternoon. While the beef stew was simmering.
It was delicious. Here’s the recipe along with some narrative from The Master Chef.
This particular reposted recipe was posted August 4, 2015. Once, and sometimes twice a year Mr. Big Food and I set aside everything else to make a few batches of Spicy Frozen Cucumbers. This year, I think we still had some in February or March. Also made a batch of pickled jalapeños. Spicy Frozen Cucumbers
We begin with too much zucchini of Mr. Big Food’s least favorite variety. We then consult The Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide for Zucchini bread recipes. After some calculation, Mr. Big Food thinks we’ll have enough zucchini for four recipes, each doubled– so somewhere on the order of 16 loaves. Not shown, a
This is such an over the top guy thing it cannot wait until Recipe Tuesday to be shared with the world. Here’s how it’s supposed to be done: Looks like Mr. Big Food omitted the Spanish Sauce, which is basically seasoned tomato sauce. I was not surprised to see that I already had a tag,
Decided last Thursday that I was going to fix a decent meal on Monday, and had a hankering for something oriental- – which worked out well because I could include a trip to The Asian Market in Starkvegas Friday. It was delicious. Quite easy to make so long as you prep everything ahead of time.
So we had fried bologna sandwiches and macaroni salad. Very satisfying. Recall, fried bologna sandwiches are on the list of classic Southern food.
Homemade chorizo, naturally. Recipe here.
20+ lbs. Good to go for a few months.
APPETIZER SANDWICH PIES Makes 4 pies 1 hard cooked egg, chopped fine 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, plus more, for spreading on bread slices Dash dried dill weed Dash salt 4 ½ oz can deviled ham 1 tsp prepared horseradish 1 tsp prepared mustard 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp crumbled blue
I kid you not, I had never had Hoppin’ John before. Liked it. Seriously easy, too. Just go get you some blackeyes and tomatoes from your deep freezer, bacon from the fridge… Recipe calls for canned peas. We used 1lb. frozen.
If you ever come across Creative Cooking, pick it up and take it home. There is literally nothing in it that’s not absolutely delicious. The Creative Cooking Course: A Complete Course in the Art of Cooking with 1200 Recipes and 2500 Color Photos. Charlotte Turgeon. Weathervane Books, New York. 1973/75.
Most weeks, I’m responsible for cooking one night. I failed to take this responsibility seriously last weekend when Mr. Big Food was working out the menu for this week. I knew I wanted a veggie plate, and I did have a hankering for spinach so picked some up when we did the shopping. Beyond that,
Originally posted late June, 2016. The French Potato Salad was an integral part of tonight’s Marica Cooks Monday Cold Supper. Earlier this afternoon I was recounting the making of this potato salad to Miss M. She asked what made it French. Good Question. I had no answer. But the recipe did instruct to do something I’d never
Originally posted late June, 2016. This was spectacular! I changed up the recipe– from Serve it Cold! A Cookbook of Delicious Cold Dishes (1968)– a bit and I’ll make note. The recipe makes extensive reference to fat– trimming it, skimming it. We just bought a half fully cooked smoked ham, like a Jeno turkey ham
See the smoker smoking here. Mr. Big Food smoked it for about 4 1/2 hours. Then brought it in to cool. Then I sliced it as thin as I could get it with the electric slicer.
If you are unfamiliar with Plate Lunches, they are a southern staple, served at fine restaurants and dives alike. Usually they consist of a choice of meat and choice of three side dishes. With the advent of vegetarianism in the south, some years ago, “vegetarian” plate lunches became available. You will soon see why the