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
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.
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
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)
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.
Mr.Big Food asks if I want the recipe. “No,” I say, “I’ll post it tomorrow.” BEFORE: The casserole loaded into the pare-boiled end of a sweet potato squash AFTER: The casserole, after it’s baked in the par-boiled end of a sweet potato squash It was so good!
It is so cool to be me. I am a judge in a Fall/Winter Soup Contest. Mr. Big Food tells me there will be a lot of entries. I am excited. There’s talk of a greens & homemade sausage soup. I’ve had this before. It’s not bad. Here is some more discussion about the soup’s
Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup with Wieners We each get a vote. (We are making up the rules to this contest as we go along.) The vote is 2-0 in favor of this potato soup. Not that we didn’t like the previous winner (having been the first contestant), Beer Cheese Broccoli Soup, but we both
I pulled two loaves out of the oven about 15 minutes after Mr. Kant and Mr. Big Food walked through the doorway. Five minutes later I took the butter out of the fridge and cut three slices of bread. It is very good. It’s fairly dense– not as dense as a pumpernickel rye, but dense
The first contestant is our Fall/Winter soup contest is… BEER CHEESE BROCCOLI SOUP Serves 6 1 ¼ C thick cheese sauce (see recipes in Basics section) Large can evaporated milk 3 oz cream cheese, cut into small chunks 10 oz box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed ¼ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp ground cayenne ¼ tsp
First one, ergo, #1. You can imagine how this went. I had a bowl of beer&cheese&broccoli soup and a roll. I proclaimed that it was the best Fall/Winter soup I’d ever had. And since I like winter squash a lot and had had a good harvest of winter squash, and since Mr. Big Food has
Before baking After baking Veggie pot pie (recipe from memory) Mix a bag of thawed mixed veggie (be creative) with a can of cream soup, 1/2 cup milk and some salt & pepper. Line the pie pan with crust. Toss in the veggie mixture. Top with crust. Use knife to create scary face. Bake 45
Looks yummy “Exotic flavor! Great with alcoholic beverages and spiced tea.”—Winifred Green Cheney, The Southern Hospitality Cookbook (1976) CATHERINE MOORE’S POUND CAKE WITH LEMON GLAZE Makes a 10 inch tube cake—18 to 20 servings 2 sticks (1 C) butter, softened 1 2/3 C sugar, sifted 5 large eggs, at room temperature 2 C flour, spooned
1 lb + blanched New Zealand spinach Seed from Botanical Interests Spinach New Zealand Heirloom Seed Tetragonia tetragonioides 50-70 days. Discovered by Sir Joseph Banks in New Zealand during the 1770 voyage of Captain James Cook, and enjoyed by 18th century gardeners. Also known as perpetual spinach, New Zealand is not true spinach, but a
Today is perfect because it rained earlier and is now grey and chilly. I cannot work outside pulling up the mushy melon foliage that got nailed during the frost the other night. The house is clean (more or less) because I did Big Housecleaning in anticipation of Miss Jackie’s visit and the little thing we
Very good. Not at all what I expected. I imagined that it would be more like a thick potato soup. It was filling, and very flavorful– as in there were a lot of flavors all mulled together. I’ve asked for the recipe. I’ll post it as soon as he sends it to me. I just
Miss Jackie is coming to visit! Visits are fun. I have an excuse to do some Big Housecleaning,– I try– and Mr. Big Food has an excuse to do some Big Cooking for a Big Bunch of folks. Miss Jackie will arrive at the farm at supper time on Friday. Mr. Big Food is already