Blowin’ A Gale

According to the National Weather Service, we’re going to get one. A gale, snowstorm, weather bomb, blizzard – all those things that keep Mainers inside for the duration – hopefully. As I mention in my most recent post, employers need to give their employees a break and let them stay home tomorrow. There are some…

Supper Tonight

Starting out with my New Year’s Resolution of eating healthier and better food, I have to cook something. No more reheating of breaded previously fried things or pizza things with pepperoni all over them. No. Tonight, it’s a meal with veggies in the starring role. I will admit it is not a difficult meal. I…

Cooking

Christmas Eve dinner at our home is in progress. For some reason things are getting done faster than I’d anticipated. We’re indulging in our favorites, Mom’s Sage Dressing, Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Jarlsberg, Roasted Young Turkey Breast, Gravy and Saucy Cranberry Desert. Although we usually eat a vegetarian diet, today we added roasted turkey…

Like I Said, I’m Cooking

This isn’t what I cooked. I didn’t take a picture before it was half gone and it’s kind of messy now so forgive me. I’ll do better next time. I’m writing this down because this is one of those dishes I highly adjusted from the original recipe I used 20 years or so ago. My…

Groceries

I’m not sure why but when winter comes – even though this can’t be winter (it’s 52 degrees outside in Maine right now) I spend more at the grocery store. I spend too much. There are only two of us …….. I think $700 a month is a bit steep for us ……. but yet…

Chop Chop Chop

I am not talking about carrots or onions for Thanksgiving. I’m talking about fabric. Being in the sewing room, tied to the machine sewing strips of fabric together, I’ve changed my mind about 100 times on where this is going. Do I sew the strips together and then cut them up and move them around…

The Ones We Couldn’t Eat

The way I write about food I cook, you’d think everything I make is totally delicious and edible. This is a fallacy. You would not believe the number of bombs that have hit my table. Seriously. Cooking is dangerous. I remember, a few decades ago, spending the whole day making moussaka. It’s supposed to be…

I’ve Been Cooking ……….

It’s cold out. There’s no two ways about it, winter is coming. She’s coming in slow – thank you thank you – but she’s coming. When it gets cold, I start cooking “winter” food. If I had to choose a food season or two I love the best it would be spring and winter. Spring…

Urges

Some people get urges to do some things – me? I get urges to bake. So I bake. Today I had practically no sugar in the house. How that happened, I don’t know. We were at the store last week and somebody told me we had plenty of sugar, but hey, we didn’t get any….

The Frost is On the Squash

It’s taken me years to figure out that I like squash. Any squash …….. summer, winter ah I guess that does it ……… there aren’t any spring or fall squash. Although these should be called fall squash ……….. it’s too cold to leave them out now. It’s 39 out right now. And it will be…

Maggie Thinking ………

I’m pretty sure she thinks. She does manage to make her wants known ……. like chicken for breakfast, fish for dinner. She’s the only one around here that eats things that used to be walking around. I think she wants me to get up so she can have my chair to sleep in. She didn’t…

Mega Dirty Dishes Supper Tonight

Here’s the link to the recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-fusilli-with-arugula-recipe.html. It does dirty quite a few dishes ……… I cannot even describe in just words how luscious this is. I even leave out the arugula and the tomatoes – we just do it with broccoli. It has garlic, heavy cream (I do half and half because I just have…