Reposted from September, 2015 with good reason. We are back to Marica Cooks Monday and this is what I’ll be cooking today. A big Food Favorite fall stew. Enjoy! Yesterday I mentioned the start of Fall Squirrel season, which in Mississippi runs from the first of October to the last of February. That of course
Sidebar images from American Digest
Givin’ the people what they want.
Why anyone would name a recipe after the Tennessee Valley Authority is beyond me, but these are truly excellent potato rolls. Note: If you have refrigerator space, the rolls may be prepared for baking the day before, then removed from refrigerator about 2½ hours before baking.” —Celia Marks and the Editors of Southern Living Magazine,
I thought all y’all might enjoy a walk down to the Puddle– formerly known as the Pond– before it starts raining and the Puddle fills up again. These two photos were not taken from the same perspective but I think they’ll give you an idea of just how dry it is. The photo on the
The burn ban is statewide. “They” are forecasting rain beginning Sunday (40%). I imagine it will depend on what Patricia does. Stay tuned. You know how I like to talk about the weather– and the utter ineptitude of certain weather forecasting entities. [cough cough dot gov cough cough] Speaking of which, did you see what’s
“Well, yeah. That’s probably true.” “Ruff??” “Probably true? Probably true?” “RUFF!!” “Good Lord! Marica!!! [Insert Missy facepaw] What in the world does it mean to be ‘probably true?’ I expected better of you, Marica.” “Ruff. .” “Sorry, Missy. I could usher you through probably true but I probably wouldn’t get it right.” “Ruff?????” “Not to
If you buy a Farm and move to the Country you can take your vicious pit bull on an off-leash walk whenever you’d like. On your walk you can see all sorts of nature-type stuff. If you buy a Farm and move to the Country, after you and your vicious pit bull return home, you
If you’ve lived here, you get it. Leaves.
An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books. –James Thomson (Scottish poet, 1700-1748) Found in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, Seventeenth Edition, under “quiet.”
As I mentioned, we’re having a contest: The Fall ’14 Macaroni & Cheese Contest.Some time ago Mr. Big Food made a Mac & Cheese dish and I asked how many Mac & Cheese recipes he had. He didn’t know for sure but guessed about 70 or 80. What an exaggeration! He got to counting and
The lettuce made it though the night! Updates are they become available.
Cozy Cloche (Search for it. You can buy them.) I have probably two dozen or more heads of lettuce in a couple of above-ground planters. Being above ground means the lettuce isn’t terribly affected by a mild Spring or Fall frost. But the forecast low for tonight is 25°F. We’ve been enjoying our salads, and
It’s a beautiful day here on the Farm– a bit chilly but beautiful. The Bartman’s here and as per usual when the Bartman is here there’s some shootin’ goin’ on. I tried out The Bartman’s latest acquisition and I don’t think I did too badly at 7′, having never shot his new sidearm before and
Cassoulet: a BIG FOOD FAVORITE In ‘researching’ how to spell the name of this French Peasant dish, I stumbled upon the cassoulet entry in that infallible source, Wikipedia. Haute cuisine versions require mixing pre-cooked roasted meats with beans that have been simmered separately with aromatic vegetables, but this runs counter to cassoulet’s peasant origins. I’d
Wonder what captured Rocky’s attention? While Rocky’s attention was otherwise focused, I thought a game of hide-and-seek would be fun. I hid near the falling down sheep shack. Rocky tracked me down, and after a bit of exploration, we were on our way. Missy below. Missy & her shadow had a great time! They played
The view from my desk. Like an 8th grade perspective drawing. The drapes have been steamed. The lamp globes rinsed in hot water. The fan blades dusted as best I could. Still need to Windex the TV. Whoever came up with the concept of a non-flat ceiling was a freaking moron. Fall Cleaning.
And you know what that means. The bugs are gravitating to the house. Okay– that’s clearly nor the correct word because gravity has nothing to do with it. But the bugs are homing in on the house.Just when I thought we were all ready to settle in, Missy spied something– a bug– on the floor.
Carrot custard Pork sausage with potatoes, with homemade caraway sausage Delicious! Recipes later.
So far, so good! We blew off some steam together in the pond pasture this morning. For the past few days I’d been taking Missy and Rocky out separately– we’re working on some out of doors pack behavior issues. This morning, however, we went together. Man! Those dogs can run!What they have yet to do,