Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Family cooking - Coconut Shrimps

Dru, proud as a peacock, helping bread and put coconut on the coconut
shrimp, Evelyn making eraser stew, Ernie making lemonade, finished
product, the frying beauties, and another of Dru, once he gets that
the camera is on him. xox

Thursday, December 30, 2010

our holiday party menu

We'll also have some other yummy treats.  Lots of stuff for littles and bigs.  xox

Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon

 Contains nuts and goat dairy



Roast Filet of Beef

Served with horseradish mayo



3 year Cabot Cheddar



No High Fructose Corn Syrup

 Fruit snacks for kids



Gingerbread cookies

Go ahead. You know you want to.



Chicken Wings

Honey, Rosemary, Balsamic.


Dried Fruit Cookies

 The fruit had a spa in booze for hours, just for you




Olive Pate

 Served with Goat cheese, Roasted garlic, and French bread



Green Chili

 Gene says, "Medium"

 This yankee can manage Southwest cooking

And the fancy stuff.  Who'd a thunk it?


Mac 'n' Cheese

 This is not out of a box.  There is plenty of dairy.  It is not a diet-friendly dish.  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

nom. nom. nom. And I'll add ... Yummy, yummy, schlurp!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chicken schlurprise

this was a yummy thing I made. We often roast chickens on weekends,
then have cooked chicken to work with through the week. 1/2 chicken,
capers, dried mushrooms (that I boiled in the pasta water, to also add
a layer of flavor to the pasta) added a handful or two of peas,
sundried tomatoes, roux, garlic, chicken stock and some romano.


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Ernie and Gene proud of their catch.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Our friends Lynne and Dick came for dinner. In their typical fashion
of being pure rock stars, they brought these for the kids. HOW

Ernie and Dru definitely had yummy yummy schlurp all over their faces!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baked Ziti

Yummy yummy (you know the rest)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Trout, Rice, Naan, Shallot/garlic asparagus

This was our first try making naan. It worked pretty well. Flavor was
there, but we need to work on the size. Not letting it proof while
going to pick up car, then son from bus, yada yada, will probably
help. The trout was cooked perfectly, as were the blanched/shocked
asparagus. The rice is a standby - and so _pretty_

Yummy yummy schlurp!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Poached salmon


this is before the wine goes in. :) Fish is all dressed up and ready to go.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

food randoms from July

BLT - without the lettuce, and add Mozzarella. Grilled roma tomatoes.
Watermelon/lime/onion/mint salad
Yummy halibut
steak with beans
carrots n celery with beets

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

roasted baby butternut, yummy salad, pasta crudo

stuff from our garden to our table - "volunteer" butternut squash,
cucumpkins, (cukes cross polinated by pumpkins), tomatoes, carrots,
oregano, basil)

YUMMY yummy, schlurrrrrp!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Grilled Pizza

Eating gourmet or eating on a budget ?

roasted tomatoes from our garden, Gene-made sauce and dough (with
basil from our garden!)

The kids all loved it, so did their parents!!

Roasted tomatoes, fire-roasted peppers, fire-roasted spring Vidalia

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"pasta crudo"

chopped fresh basil and chopped fresh oregano atop cellentani pasta
with sauteed garlic & tomatoes, topped with Romano cheese. Yummy.
Yummy. Schlurp! The kiddos LOVED it - they begged me to make it again
the following night.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

the joker apple

all commercial apples are hybrids, so it's pretty amazing that you
don't see this more. Still, I thought it was rpetty cool.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sauteed scallops & lobster roll

Lobster roll on Naan bread
When I shot this, I thougt to myself, "self: if you saw this picture
you would think 'what a mess,' when in reality, all that fond is what
gave the scallops their perfectly cooked goodness"