Friday, January 29, 2010

New Potato Simmer
It's got some turkey breast, new potatoes, cabbage, and it's creamed with half and half and dijon mustard. Good stuff for when you're snowed in.

Pork and Green Chili Casserole

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Word on Recipes...

Here's the deal. Most of the stuff I make during the week, I'd say 75%, comes right out of the Good Old Better Homes and Gardens checkerboard cookbook. I would feel a little weird about just lifting those recipes out and distributing them as if I had thought of them or owned them. So, if you don't have that book, get it. It will get you through months or maybe even years on end. A couple years ago I decided to learn how to cook by doing what was in that thing. It turned out to be a very easy way to learn some basics, which I am still doing.

Anything else comes from this trusty notebook I've been compiling from random sources: mom, people at work, the odd internet recipe I run across...stuff like that.

Anybody know of some other "bang-for-the-buck" books?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thai Chicken Stir Fry

So, I wonder what exactly makes it "Thai." It's probably the sauce. It's got some out-of-the-norm stuff in it: crushed red pepper, sake, fish sauce, soy sauce...

Chipotle Steak Chili

Fettucine with Asparagus and Ham

Monday, January 11, 2010

Strive for Five a day! I try to get as much as I can from the Farmer's Market.

Sea Scallop Kabobs

Paired with Zucchini and Red Peppers with Feta Cheese to make for a slightly Mediterranean meal.

Here we have a very simple dinner of Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast and a salad. The stuffing is actually a combination of Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Ricotta.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here's How You Assemble an Italian Style Muffuletta


Honey Ham

Cotto Salami



Pickled Veggies

A Little Cracked Pepper

"Hello Michael. Why don't you eat me?"

"Well Ok. You do look delicious."

Ham and Chinese Five Spice Vegetables--This one's good for a busy night. Quick and easy.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Always the start of something good for you...

Hamburger Barley Soup