Monday, February 28, 2011

Scratch Homemade Fresh Asparagus Quiche

I like to think of it as asparagus cheesecake ....

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - There's A Light Guiding Me

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

Scratch quiche (fresh asparagus/cheddar) and some dat good Burgers Smokehouse bacon. Bacon legitimizes quiche, yeh.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trailer Park Goulash

Leftover trailer park chili tossed with penne (and some additional onions & green peppers)

Sided up with fresh broccoli florettes


Friday, February 25, 2011

Trailer Park Chili

Ain't no fancy city vittles, but it sure taste good on a cold winter day.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Trailer Park Chili aka Old Settler's Beans

Everything mixed together & topped with bacon - will now go into the oven to bake for about 45 minutes

Ground beef added to the beans & savory sauce/veggies - prior to topping with bacon

4 kinds of beans, in a sweet/savory sauce with peppers & onions, etc

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Piggy Mountain Breakdown

Bought a whole boneless pork loin on sale $1.69/lb ~ weighed about 8 pounds ~ total cost was about $13.50 ... cut it up into 13 thick boneless pork chops, 4 thin pork cutlets for making schnitzel or pork tender sands, 1 pork roast and 3 servings of pork for stir fry. Retail cost on all these cuts would have been over $40

Here's the pork roast, seasoned & ready for a sear ~ then roast w/root veggies

Seared, pan then deglazed with beer & all the veggies added

Lid on and into 350* oven for about an hour ~ pork roast ~ ended up making a delicious horseradish gravy with the pan juices.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Toy ~ CB500X Portable Grill

Made by Char-Broil ~ it's solid and very well built ... lil' bigger than I thought it would be also. Perfect size for those time when you just don't have enough meat to cook to warrent firing up a big grill. This lil' grill can be used for direct grilling, or indirect smoking. It's on sale now on the Char-Broil web site.

First up ... Baltimore-style pit beef.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Breakfast In Gooberville

2-egg caramelized onion/jalapeno omelette atop 2 fried potato pancakes, dressed with cheddar & homemade salsa

Sunday, February 20, 2011

D L Menard, Dewie Balfa, Aly Bain : I Passed By Your Door

Chopped Smoked/Pulled Pork

Sunday breakfast on da bayou ... chased wit a red beer. What? kinda looks like a bowl of Cheerios, no?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pan Fried Chicken

Ok OK .... When dem ol' southern church lady cooks tell you how they make their pan fried chicken ... LISTEN UP.

I wasn't in the mood for potatoes and gravy, but I went ahead and made the roux wit them pan drippins. It will keep in the fridge for weeks, so I can make chicken gravy any time I want - lickety split.

Skinless chicken thighs, soakin' up a lil' buttermilk/hot sauce/egg love.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happiness Is A Full Cookie Jar

Hot out the oven ~ soft chewy peanut butter/oatmeal cookies

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Like Donuts

Ok Ok, so I'm driving down the street this morning and I see this sign that says: Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Donuts....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011