|I like a pasta bowl for lamb shanks and sides...sit them up in the rutabagas to show them off.|
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Big bunch of bacon. (This is good. I'm married to someone who eats anything with bacon.) Next: tons of onions. Rice. Lots of shrimp, ahhh. All cooked together in one lovely mess called a bog. For those of us with no real connection to the south-eastern coastal states, a bog brings to mind cranberries in Maine or Wisconsin, even. Or being stuck at work, as in: "I'm all bogged down writing that article." But this bog, this "Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog," is just what it sounds like: mounds of steamed shrimp mixed up on top of a velvety oh-so-thick tomatoed, oniony, spicy rice--perfect for brunch or a lunch bunch. If the words "comfort food" weren't so over-used and so inappropriate (comfort food being food you had a gazillion times as a kid...), I'd call this comfort food extraordinaire. Comfort food x100.
Just for fun, here's the wikipedia definition of a bog: A bog, quagmire or mire is a wetland that accumulates acidic peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses or, in Arctic climates, lichens.
Food for thought, I'd say. Read on:
Monday, January 23, 2012
|Set your table before you begin cooking.|
I started out by spending a bit of cozy time with one of Barbara's books, The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking, just to see what I thought I'd like to make. The choices were myriad and luscious... but I couldn't make all of them. I did, however, want to keep reading forever; she wrote beautifully. I decided on three separate dishes: one a soup for a starter and the other two as a main course that could be eaten together, but that would also provide some great leftovers. HA! There were hardly any leftovers. Do make extra pork; it's a perfect cold snack.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
After a busy season of church, family, and travel, I'm back. I missed blogging, but simply couldn't find a good way to do it with pictures from my ipad, which is what I take away from home. First blog must be about how we came home...
After a long drive, and a couple of weeks away from my still Christmas kitchen (I do admit it: I was cheating with my other kitchen the whole time), we were hungry. Friends offered one meal and we ate out another, but we needed to get back into the swing of cooking and eating at home. Not wanting to do a serious grocery shop right away, I ran through the corner store for just a few things:
- fresh greens
- cherry tomatoes
- 4 red bell peppers
- chicken breasts (several--on the bone, with skin)
- whole wheat bread
- plain Greek yogurt
|Let's talk chicken chili another time. Love this stuff. You can do beans or no beans.|