Lentil soup used to rank among the less favored meals in this household. I grew up being served lentil soup and so did Joe, so there really wasn’t a question that it would be served, there was only a question about the frequency. Every time it was served there would be groans, and protests, and… Read More
Archives for October 2011
This is dinner before. You see a pork shop with roasted carrots, onions and fennel. It probably sounds better than it was. Pan sauteed pork chops never turn out tender enough. Why do people cook them this way? I should know better. Pork chops really need to be braised, then they fall apart on your… Read More
Because we all know that muffins aren’t a health food anyway.
“You know a song’s good when you can hear the smile in the artist’s voice.” – Louisa (Yes, I know this has nothing to do with food, but I do like to share my reader’s thoughts, as well as to reward the frequent source of my content.)
The usual question: “What’s for dinner tonight?” My usual answer: “Food.” “C’mon mom,” said Louisa, “what’s for dinner?” “Chicken, and pasta,” pause, “casserole,” I replied. “Ugh, I’m not eating it, just give me the chicken,” replied Louisa with a predictable response to the word ‘casserole.’ As I prepared the dinner, she attempted to pick at… Read More
I think I’ve really gotten this homemade pizza thing down pat. I finally found a recipe for pizza dough that makes as good of a dough as you would hope for in the home kitchen. And I really love that I can top it with whatever strikes my mood and fancy. This pizza was Friday… Read More
I couldn’t decide whether this photo looks as good as this dinner tasted last night. What do you think? Does the meat look good or like something awful that you wouldn’t want to approach with that proverbial 10-ft. pole? How about the sweet potatoes? Would the browned side turn you off or make you think… Read More
When you’re not sure what time everyone will be home for dinner, and when you don’t have much time to cook it, what do you do? I’m very aware that I spend an inordinate amount of time planning meals each week. Between looking at my food magazines, and combing through the piles of cookbooks that… Read More
Why I could never be vegetarian or kosher.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb Which sums up my philosophy on letting kids cook in the kitchen.