Sunday, October 31, 2010

pork chops


I made pork chops today for supper! Because I'm doing this allergy diet, I had to make sure I didn't use any flour in dusting the pork chops. I did dust them with Emeril's seasoning which I think is probably the best all around seasoning on the market! Bake them for 1 hour and they were so good, moist and seasoned so well!! Have a great week! I'll be back soon! Blessings!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday


Well, it's been very quiet here while Gordon has been gone on his hunting trip! Mostly working on a jigsaw puzzle and working on what is making me cough, yes, I'm still coughing 7 weeks later! I truly believe it's an allergy cough which leads me to have a little wheezing problem! So, I am trying a new diet that takes away a lot of food items like yeast, flour, sugar, you eat lots of vegetable, no peanuts, but you can almonds, cashews, fish, chicken, beef, grapefruit, oranges, apples, no dairy! So all in all it's not a bad way to eat to eliminate the culprit, but the first few days were a little rough, I was glad Gordon was gone and I didn't have to think about feeding him! The cough is getting more loose, but sounds dry by night! So, pray that I get to the bottom of this soon!! Blessings!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

hunting


Well, we got a few flurries of snow during the night and I'm thinking the "bug" has really started! That is the hunting bug! My man talks hunting most of the year, but during this time, it's pretty much 24/7, if he's with other guys! We really like venison and I have pretty much done everything with venison! We have come to the conclusion what we like, what we are willing to eat till the next year and what we won't make again! I use venison pretty much like beef! Chili is superb, meatloaf is divine and meatballs are wonderful! Blessings!

Monday, October 25, 2010

oven roasting


I love oven roasted vegetables! For example, I roasted a whole head of cauliflower yesterday and there is none left, finished it up tonight! I add a little olive oil and salt, the oven is on a 350 and I leave the vegetables in for about 20-30 minutes. The flavor is so good, not boiled to death!!! Try it! Blessings!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday


Today Gordon is off on a hunting trip! I'm baking some chicken to eat on all week! I love baked chicken! Also throwing in the oven a head of cauliflower! Oven roasted vegetables are so yummy!!! He took the camera, so there will be no photos of whatever else I cook this week! Have a great Sunday! Blessings!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

busy

Sorry I haven't said anything for a few days! Busy here, just working and still monkeying around on getting the computer working correctly! It's truly fall here! Temps have dropped to normal levels and Indian summer is gone! Looks like rain and everyone is making soup or stews! Have a great weekend! Blessings!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Debbie's soup


I was at work and needing to figure out something for supper when I spotted my friend Trudy! She said she had a soup that is easy to make! So, I was game for the recipe! She said she had gotten it from a friend and it was so good! Here's the recipe: 2 cans of evaporated milk, 3 cans of cream of potato soup, 8oz. of Velveeta cheese, 1/2 cup of onions diced and browned, at least 2 cups of Tex-mati rice, and maybe 4 strips of bacon or 4oz. of cooked sausage(like Jimmy Dean's). Cook the rice according to directions, add onions, bacon, soup cans and milk. Stir Velveeta into soup and let this simmer for about 15 minutes. Makes a large pot! YUM!!!! Blessings!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

meatballs


Today I'm making meatballs and freezing them. I like making them. Then I know what's in mine and not so much filler like store bought in the bag! I make them like I would meatloaf, but Italian seasoning makes them so good! Gordon is leaving next Sunday for a hunting trip, so maybe he'll take a few for meatball subs! Have a great day! Blessings!

Friday, October 15, 2010

squash cake


I found a recipe for pumpkin cake and of course, I'm not crazy about pumpkin, but love squash!So, I made the cake with squash and it's so moist and wonderful!!! I found the recipe in Saveur magazine and followed most of the recipe, just not the filling as I didn't make a layer cake! I also cut the recipe in half as we don't need to have so much sweet stuff hanging around, so this the recipe in half! Recipe follows: 1 cup of squash cooked and 1 Tablespoon of oil, use mixer and mix well, until it looks like puree. Cake ingredients: 4 Tablespoons of softened butter, 1 cup of flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of buttermilk. Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar together, add egg and milk, add remaining ingredients, pour into greased pan(8x8). Preheat oven to 350 and bake cake for 28 minutes. Let cool before frosting cake. Frosting: 4 oz. of cream cheese soft, 2 Tablespoons of soft butter, 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar and enough powdered sugar to hold together(about 1/2 cup). Very excellent! Blessings!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

sick


I don't remember if I blogged this last year near this time, but I had pneumonia last Nov. and now I have it again! Boo Hoo for me! I was asked to leave work because of my horrible cough(I understand) and I'm not quite sure if I will be there tomorrow! I feel OK, not tired or feverish, but just a horrible hacking cough! I told the Dr. I was going to call and get a shot for pneumonia, but I didn't get going on it soon enough! So, it's leftovers for tonight! Blessings!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mixer


Please go to tastykitchen.com and enter the contest! It's for a yellow pepper (color)Kitchen-aide mixer! How pretty would that look in my kitchen!! I have a white one that Gordon bought a million years ago! I have used it many times(more than a million)and never get tired of looking at it! Good luck! Blessings!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday


With today being Tuesday and a work day, I kinda wanted a day off! I know it's the middle (sort of) of the week, but I just wanted a day off. My cousins were coming and a family emergency came up, so that is out! We had leftover spaghetti sauce and penne pasta! Very good! Clouds are moving in and rain is coming! Blessings!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ruth's spaghetti


Most of my family knows that spaghetti is not my favorite meal! I'm not sure why, but I will eat it when I go to someones house if that is what is put in front of me, but at a restaurant or at home, that's not in my radar! But lately I had spaghetti at my friend's Ruth's house and it was the best! I overheard her tell how she makes it and so I tried to recreate it! I think I did a fine job and Gordon said to please remember what I did so I would do it again! I think that's a fine compliment! So here's what I did: 1 package of beef stew meat(maybe a 1/2 pound), 4 Italian sausages cut up into small pieces, 10 meatballs(homemade is what I used), 1 jar of spaghetti sauce, 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste(in the tube), 2 grated garlic cloves, and 1 green pepper diced. So I browned the meat, added the garlic and pepper, then added the sauce and paste. I did add 1 Tablespoon of sugar towards the end of cooking! The sauce got me and I love it! I simmered the meat for 45 minutes before I added anything else! Blessings!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Miss me???

Well, on Tuesday night my computer crashed! So, different not being able to sit down whenever I want to check emails, blogs, checking, etc!!!! But I'm back up and running! Lost most of my personal files, Kodak pictures, quick books for Gordon's business(thank the Lord that I just had names, addresses and phones, no tax information!)So, back to square one and trying to figure out stuff! So, I will post a recipe in the next few days, just hang tight! Blessings!

Monday, October 4, 2010

nachos


Tonight I made nachos! They are one of our favorite meals, super easy and super good! I read a recipe the other day about adding pickled jalapenos to the nachos, it was good and hot!!! Layer of Scoops from Frito Lay, ground meat that has been browned, grated cheddar cheese, a few sliced pickled jalapenos and topped with salsa! YUM!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

class


To start off, I forgot my phone and had to turn around to retrieve that thing, thankfully I wasn't too far down the road, then I forgot my camera! So, I have no pictures of class, but I do have recipes! It was a great class taught by a man! He was so fun! Charlie is a salesman for the Fissler company and goes around the area giving classes for the company! He had some new kitchen gadgets and of course, I bought one! It's a garlic mincer, so cool! I'm very excited to cook something in the pressure cooker that has collected dust in the cabinet! Blessings!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

frost


We got frosted again for the second time this fall! It's late as was the first one, but maybe people who suffer from allergies will get some relief! Fall colors are prime and won't last long if it rains and the wind blows! I took a pictures of our oak and it's beautiful when the sun hits it! Hope the photos does the tree justice! Tonight is my cooking class with pressure cookers, I'm pretty excited to go and get some recipes in hand! Have a great day! Stop in for coffee if you are in the area! Blessings!

Weekends

 So, Gordon and I love to listen to books on CD. We started one last week when we went into Minneapolis to see Grease. So this week we have ...