Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Today, yes, today my most favorite dinner was prepared for me, for my pleasure, for my dining enjoyment. Rubbed & Grilled on the bone thick Pork Chops, oh yes, yes, yes. There was also, Applesauce and Rice-a-Roni, well almost Rice-a-Roni, it was Rice with saffron and chicken stock.
We have to go see the Butcher @ Acme to tell them that the pork chops were amazing. They are really great, they will cut all the meat exactly how you like. We have gotten to know them well and everything I have asked for, they really go above and beyond.
having my favorite meal cooked for me.
Monday, February 15, 2016
It truly does cure everything....Chicken Soup in all it's different forms does somehow make it all better. It warms you when you are cold, fills you when hungry, and keeps you from getting the cooties. On the Soup Scale, there is one that always ranks in the top three, Matzo Ball Chicken Soup with tons of And's secret Grated Cheese. It just rocks my world, no it's not Kosher but neither am I.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I have been pondering my love of blue and wondering if it is all possible that I could go with another color. For as long as I can remember blue has always been my favorite. This love has led me down a rabbit hole of sorts. I am not necessarily open to other colors. If the choice is between blue, another color other than black, the blue wins hands down. If it is black, it depends on the situation, but usually I always pick blue. When I was exposed to the wonderful world of cast iron, I had at that point only had used the everyday black cast iron. My Mom and Mor always used theirs, Mor could make Danish Pancakes on hers, two at a time....yes she did two pans at the same time, pretty damn impressive. Onions were always fried in cast as was most, if not all, of everything Mor ever prepared. My Mom was just as cast iron pan friendly. There was up to that point no reason for any other color to think about, cast iron was always black. When we decided that we wanted a dutch oven it had to be enamel cast iron. We only entertained two marques...Le Creuset & Staub. Both brands had great write-ups, their owners were uber pleased with them, and all things being equal, it was a tie. Le Crueset won, but they only won because we could go to the outlet store to buy a second or even an oven that went to the store on clearance. The brand was decided, the place to buy decided, the only thing left was the color. I made the choice, it would be Cobalt Blue. Then I ran into a problem, there was a choice; Cobalt Blue or Indigo. The Indigo was perfection, the perfect blue, my sweet favorite blue. The Cobalt never stood a chance. Then we faced a new problem: did we want a round or oval. Thank goodness I never had to make the choice. The store manager made us a deal that blew us away, the Indigo was being discontinued, and we got both. We went home with a Indigo 7.5 Qt. round and a Cobalt 7.5 Qt. oval. Then I found the Coastal Blue.... Then I found Staub on clearance..... I am a mess
|Le Creuset Indigo & Coastal Blue on our Cobalt Blue BlueStar|
Breakfast was next on the menu. Ham, eggs, potatoes, and fruit. It isn't even the weekend....
I have planned on making two soups this weekend; Chicken and Split Pea. I went into the freezer to get something, spotted chicken for curry, and decided on making Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with mushrooms, lemon grass, lime leaves, and ginger. And really likes this soup and I have not made it in a long time, so I guess it was time. I did mix it up a wee bit, I made Jasmine rice and added it to the bowl before the soup. Also, I put the lemon grass, lime leaves, and ginger into the immersion/tea ball. It was amazing, truly delicious. It was a game changer, I really can't believe how much it added to it. Hands down the best part was that And did not have to chomp on lemon grass, get shredded lime leaves in his teeth, and bite down on ginger. I love a plan that works out. I enjoyed it immensely. And did too.
I am looking forward to Spring.