I was invited to a pot luck dinner. I was assigned to bring a green vegetable. ARGH! If you cook a vegetable before you go, it will be either cold or mush from being kept warm too long. If you cook at the hosts home, you are in their way in their kitchen. I got around it by making a Broccoli Salad. Delicious cold green vegetables to the rescue. Continue reading Broccoli Salad
When we had Heather and Bill over, we made an old dish that has been around for decades. It is one of those old recipes that use canned tomato soup. Most are kind of dodgy but this one is great. There is a reason it has stood the test of time and we feel it was good enough to make for guests. The recipe is Copper Pennies and is a dish of marinated carrots. Continue reading Copper Pennies
I had a request for She Who Must Be Obeyed’s recipe for Sliced Cucumbers. The problem I was confronted with is that it is from a copyrighted book, The Lighthearted Cookbook by Anne Lindsay. We have a whole series of her cook books and use them often. Even if I was legally entitled to reproduce the recipe, I would be loathe to. Anne Lindsay wrote great books and I shouldn’t be giving away her recipes. The problem was solved when I found the recipe posted on the internet. Continue reading Sliced Cucumbers with Chives, Yogurt and Basil
I am still posting the dishes from my birthday dinner. She Who Must Be Obeyed made this and a Rum Cake for the meal. As much as I like smoked beef and chicken wings, this was the star of the party. Continue reading Chinese Noodle and Shrimp Party Platter
Even here in the mountains, you can have a late spinach crop. I plant it in late summer and it is hardy through light frost.
You have to love fresh greens. Here I shredded some spinach, put some leftover chicken on it and dressed with Creamy Caesar Dressing and a grated local cheese. Delicious, quick and easy.
Why is there packaged fast food?
The Old Fat Guy
As per the previous post, my missus made two of my favourite dishes. The second was marinated coleslaw. I normally don’t care for the creamy coleslaws but this is a deli style coleslaw made with a sweetened vinegar marinade. Continue reading Kittencal’s Marinated Coleslaw