Monday, November 16, 2009

Friends Food Blog

AWESOME SITE from a friend of mine!

Check it out, as he is more on the high end of his culinary expertise, and I am on the house wife end of my cooking skills!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Corn Chowder Gone FOWL

Corn Chowder Gone Fowl
Typical Tuesday AM? I think NOT!
Waking up at 2:30 am to a little one wanting to
climb into our bed put a major kink in my neck!

So drifting off to la la land again all I could think
about was making this chowder in just a few short hours before a 9am meeting with my pastor. I had told him I would make lunch for our meeting, because I love to cook and because I know he would Like a home cooked meal.

So up I was and cooking I started before 7 am. I had selected Corn Chowder the night before while
we were shopping, so I made sure I had all the
ingredients I needed to make a yummy chowder and having made this before I knew it was fairly simple to make.

6 cups frozen whole kernel corn thawed
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
1 cup green pepper (I did not use cause nobody but me likes peppers)
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 (14oz) can of chicken broth
2 cups cubed peeled potato
2 cups milk (I used 1 cup skim 1 cup half&half)
3 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black ground pepper
8 slices of turkey bacon cooked crispy drained
and cut up
2 half breast of chicken, cooked drained and
chopped up
Start cooking bacon (if you have not already)
* sometimes you can cook extra pieces on the
weekend and set aside for this.

In Large sauce pan cook onion and green peppers
in hot oil toll tender and not brown

In large soup pot put chicken broth, onion,
(peppers) and oil together

Add chopped up potato and bring to boil

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

**Good time to cook chicken in same pan that
you just cooked the onion and peppers in.

Cut the chicken into small bit sized pieces.

Once completely cooked add to the large pot.
After 10 minutes covered uncover and add
thawed corn and cook 10 more minute till
potato is tender.

In separate bowl combine flour, milk, half&half,
pepper and salt mix well, add to mixture on stove, cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.

...And if your tastes allow - Add the Chicken and Bacon (this is where my chowder when FOWL!)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What not to do with Eggs

I left the bacon fat in the pan before cooking the eggs!

I had to feed them to the dog because no one else would eat them!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner

Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We as a family Created dinner last night.

To make it more fun and interactive we all thought of what to make for dinner that was simple and not work for anyone person (see post on Sabbath)

So as we ate lunch we thought of what we already had in the house and what might be needed to make our tortillia chicken sandwich wraps.

We already had bacon, chicken, cheese, canned corn, onions chopped, honey mustard (staple in this house) and the enjoyment of having fun making our very own creations.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oven Baked Fries and Honey Mustard Chicken

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries!

Thinly sliced russet potatoes

Place in Metal or ceramic bowl (does not matter)
Mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Then mixed with rosemary, kosher salt, pepper, season salt, garlic powder (can used fresh crushed), paprika and onion power
Mix well and then place on dark cookie sheet in a single layer.
Baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then flip over for an additional 15 minutes (give take a few)
Oven Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Legs

Cherry Pie! Kinda!!

CHERRY PIE 10/13/09
Homemade Crust and Canned Cherries to make a Cherry Pie for Troys birthday!

My attempt at Crumble topping

Cooked the pie for an hour and then put the crumble on the pie - Too bad it sunk into the pie - really buttery and yummy.

About to eat the Cherry Pie - it was yummy and very sweet!
Next time I read on how to make the crumble topping before just trying it out!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baked Salmon with Lemon Pepper

Unbleached Rice

And Green beans and almonds.

Ribs etc

Baked Pork Ribs and then Grilled Honey BBQ Ribs

Served with Baked Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Honey Bisects
Carrots, Cucumbers and Dip
Homemade Onion Rings by Troy

Served with a Chicken Sandwich with Cheddar, Bacon, Ham and Honey Mustard on a Toasted Hard Roll

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Last nights Dinner!

Last night I oven baked chicken wings with BBQ and another batch with Honey Mustard.

They were crispy and fall off the bone yummy.

I also made an Red Onion Cucumber Salad. Pretty simple really!

1/2 Red Onion

1/2 really large cucumber or 1 whole smaller cucumber (peeled and seeded)
Cut both Onion and Cucumber in to manageable pieces like 1 inch long and 1/6 inch thick.

Place into bowl
Add the following to taste
3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste
Mix all in the bowl and let sit one or more hours before eating.

great served with burgers or as a side to chicken.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Kinda - below is a photo of three of the four pumpkins I have picked so far this year.
I also have about 20 cherry tomatoes, and about 90 more to ripen. we had over 18 cups of blueberries, carrots, scallions, green beans still growing (been about 3 lbs) 6 ears of corn and sunflowers.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

giving and getting from the earth

This weekend was beautiful out and so the garden gave back to us!
More green beans, five ears of corn, three pumpkins that are ORANGE,
4 cherry tomatoes, and this week about ten carrots! Plus the blueberry
bushes are giving plenty - so far this summer 18 cups of blueberries,
giving much of them away!

Praise the lord for such wonderful gifts of food from our own hands!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Honey Chip Chicken

So the other night I had chicken breasts to make some sort of dinner creation

Named Honey Chip Chicken, by our seven year old son!

A total experiment in food - which does not always come out the best, but today was different - so different that there was a request for it again in the same week. WOW

1 tbls butter
4 1/2 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup Kens Honey Mustard dressing/dip
1.5 cups crushed Cape Cod Regular Potato Chips

PREHEAT Oven to 350

1. melt butter in cast iron or regular skillit on med heat

2. place chicken breast in hot pan and sear on both sides to hold moisture

3. Add 3/4 cup of honey mustard to pan reduce
heat to simmer and cover for 15 minutes

4. Cut the chicken into reasonable sized peices

5. take all the peices and line a glass dish

6. take all the sauce and pour over the chicken in the dish

7. Crush up potato chips and sprinkle over the chicken
8. Bake in over for 15 minutes till nice and brown

9. serve over rice or pasta which ever you perfer

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kids Rule tonight

The Kids rule tonights dinner!
My hubby is working late and so the dinner choice was made by our 7 and 4 year old.
OnCor Salsbury Steaks with Great Value Thick and creamy mac and cheese. Canned corn and gogurts!

Not the best but they love it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday Night Dinner

We had a simple grilled burgers and grilled corn for dinner tonight! Love summer because of the fact we can cook outside and not heat up the house!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday is Pasta Night?

Well every house hold is different and ours is no different. Tonight we had a christian book club group meet at our house and Robin 9co-worker) brought over the best dinner. It was homemade suace, with meat in it, served over pasta.
I made bread sticks from scratch, which I am not sure I will do that again becuase how log it took, but they were great! I have photos and the receipe!

It is beyond the food, right?

Friendship and chat is very important

I also made a blueberry cobbler and Robin made a smores like chocolate cake - yummy

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blueberry Pancakes For Breakfast

Last night after grilled pizza and before ice cream, two of our neices went
out in the rain with me and picked another 3 cups of blueberries.!! Now what to do with these? Way too hot to bake! To late to make cobbler - PANCAKES!!!

We picked them in the rain.

Washed them off.

Layed them out on papertowels to dry over night.

Early this morning, I made blueberry pancakes for the three girls and myself, since for some odd reason the boy do not like them.

So I made the regular pancakes and then the blueberry ones. And they were delish. I have not had fruit in my pancakes in like forever. Since no one else likes them that way, I have suffered with plain food! But this morning was great and very yummy! I even made one that was the size of the pan! That of course was mine sine by the time I was done cooking them, everyone had left the table with full bellies!

Another Grilled Pizza

Alright - Since the last time I grilled pizza I have been dreaming of such an amazing flavor in my pizza - however the wonderful weather of new england has really put a dampper on my grilling season. If you can say there is such a thing as a Season, because most people in new england grill all year round, right? Ok well I know I do.

So back to this awesome pizza, and tonight I had three additional people so we had to make four pizzas! It was crazy! First I had to double the batch of dough. Which is fine till you need to find counter space in a very small kitchen. So that was done! On to broiling the bacon without burning it, left it is the hands of the hubby and 4 peices of a whole pound of bacon get over cooked, but the rest was perfectly cooked and yummy.

Then I had to prep all the other toppings! Onions and gree peppers. Now I love peppers, and never get them since 3 of the 4 people normally in our house DO NOT LIKE Peppers. But today we had one of our neices who loved them so on our pizza they went. YUM
Yet another sucessful grilled dinner times 4!
On to more grilling adventures.

Grilled Corn yummmmmy!!

Purchase Corn - :)

Husk it down till there are two layers left of the husk and then cut the end of the silk off but not to the corn

Fill Large pot with cold water, enough to cover all the peices of corn you have to grill.

Take corn and put is all in the pot of cold water

Then Put a heavy bowl on all the corn to stop them from floating.

Let the corn sit for 15 minutes or more.

Start Grill and set it to medium heat.

If you have a charcole grill start the fire earlier and get the charcole to a nice white.Remove the corn from the large pot just before putting on the grill
Hold the corn away from you and down so most of the water drains off

Place on the grill together in a bunch
Turn about every five minutes

Allow the husk to burn, sealing in the sweetness of the corn.

Should take about 20 minutes on medium heat!

* if you are also grilling burgers you can keep warm on the top rack after they are pretty much finished.

Take them off the grill with tongs

Rinse with warm water till all the silk has been pulled off, do not use cold water!!

Garnish with Butter, flavord salt or shake on cheese