Ok, I know I rail against fast and convenience food. However, there is a time and place for everything. This Christmas dinner we were already making rolls from scratch, Christmas pudding, salads, roast potatoes, gravy and dessert sauce. Also, there was only going to be four for dinner. I decided to give myself a break and try a Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast. Continue reading Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast
Carrot pudding is the traditional Christmas dessert of my youth. It is a spiced Christmas pudding that is rich and luscious. Continue reading Carrot Pudding
A great addition to any meal is a good roll. Christmas dinner is no exception so I made Sourdough Roll Up Rolls. Continue reading Sourdough Roll Up Rolls
I find myself at peace this Christmas. It has been a good year. I am married to a great person. Friends are coming for Christmas dinner. I am as healthy as an old fat guy can be.
It makes me think of many who don’t have shelter, fine food or even hope. May we reach out a hand to those who need it.
To all of you, I wish a Christmas of good food, much love and great joy.
To my friends who do not celebrate Christmas, I wish you peace and contentment now and for the New Year.
I thank everyone for being part of my wonderful world.
The Old Fat Guy
She Who Must Be Obeyed loves me. That is a good thing, mostly. The first problem is she wanted grilled burgers. What the heck. It is only minus 10 and she is nice to me. I am willing to don my toque and brave the elements for the woman I love.
Next, in an attempt to keep me healthy, she buys extra lean ground beef. The problem is, burgers need some fat or they are dry and not very appetizing. This is exacerbated by the need to cook burgers thoroughly to prevent Ecoli poisoning. Sigh, what to do? Continue reading Moist Burgers
Sometimes you just have to go back to the basics. Steak and potatoes are about as basic as you can get. I did kick it up a bit by marinating the steak, adding some onions and bacon to the baked potatoes and cooking it on my pellet smoker but it was still just my old favourite. Continue reading Steak and Potatoes
I really like baking with sourdough. However, it has the downside of needing to be fed once a week. That means taking starter out and refilling the starter with more flour and water. What do you do with the extra starter? I really like cheese muffins so I decided to try and make a sourdough version with the sourdough starter I removed. Continue reading Sourdough Cheese Muffins