Lately, the weather has been pretty yucky – warmish, humid and rain mixed with fog. This afternoon, however, the weather broke and all of a sudden we had 70° F weather with blue sky and a light breeze.
These tender and flavorful turkey meatballs glazed with a sweet savory sauce will definitely score the winning points at your Super Bowl party!
I bought 4 pieces of pork tenderloin. Before I freeze them, I trim all of the silver skin and fat off, and vacuum seal each one individually. Invariably, I end up with 8 to 10 ounces of pieces that I use in stir fry.
English sausage is different from American sausage in that it generally contains “rusk” or breadcrumbs and water or stock. These two ingredients produce a fine textured sausage that I look forward to when I visit the UK.
Last night for dinner, we had roast beef. It has actually been quite a while since I’ve cooked a roast. Not surprisingly, we had leftovers! I’m not a fan of leftover roast beef at all, so was in a bit of a quandary in terms of what to do with it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve made Cottage Pie (not Shepherd’s Pie). I thought it would be good for dinner tonight.
When Susan and I were in Paris, we ate a lot of Croque Monsieurs. At one little café, the Croque Monsieurs were paired with the most incredible fries. Unfortunately, we’ve been unsuccessful in finding the fries here, or figuring out how to cut them.
Some time back, Chris told a story of a friend who worked in the kitchen lab of a major food producer. This friend had worked on developing the most economical Cornish Pasties for commercial production.
Hoppin’ John is a traditional dish served in the South on New Year’s Day. It consists of a black-eyed pea mixture served over rice. Hoppin’ John is often accompanied by cornbread and greens. According to at least one source, the black-eyed peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.
The other day, I watched Julie & Julia. This movie intertwines Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession with blogger Julie Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Volume 1 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.