Monday, September 5, 2011

September 6, 2011


We were busy this weekend!  We froze large amounts of local corn and string beans.  We also put up about 20 pints of vegetable stock.  And as we were doing stocks, I got an 8 lb sack of carrots from Costco where they cost $.69/ lb as opposed to $1 or more per pound when you buy them in small quantities.  The leftovers I froze, in this case 4 pounds.  Having these vegetables in the freezer is such a convenience –and a delight. Local corn in Feb. is lovely.  And economical.  We figure that ¼ lb or carrots will usually work as a side dish for the two of us. Ergo, for $.69 we get vegetables for 4 meals – can’t beat that. And they are easy to reheat and healthy as well – no preservatives!

We made it through Irene last week, but the weather this week promises to give us the side effects of the storm in the gulf coast. Or, we are told to expect rain pretty much all week.  So the grill has a week off in this plan. For some reason Warner doesn’t like to grill in the rain.

And speaking of the devil. Here’s a case of what should be justifiable homicide.  A while back I had read something about doing a stock with corn cobs.  To that end we’ve been freezing the cobs as we use the corn.  So we put up a 20 quart stock pot with the cobs and other vegetables one would use for a vegetable stock.  It yielded a lovely, rich, corn flavored broth.  Just what you’d like to have for corn soups and chowders.

 Yesterday’s Journal News printed an interesting looking recipe for a soup/chowder.  I pointed this out to Warner, who then shook his head (after we had spent the better part of a day making this stock and it will take at least half a day for can it) and stated bluntly that I should know that he loathes corn chowder.  Do you think a jury would convict me????

Tues. AM             Gumbo with Steamed Rice f/i

Tues. PM              Eric Ripart’s Pan Roasted Salmon with Red Wine Lentil Sauce LBCB-R 198
                             Tossed Salad
                             French Bread

Weds. AM            Cold Cuts

Weds. PM            Tuscan Grilled Chicken Revisited
                             Tortellini with Red Pepper Vinaigrette
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Thurs. PM            Summer Jambalaya with Chicken and Sausage FW 2001
                             Tossed Salad

Fri. AM                Cold Cuts

Fri. PM                 Moules a la Provencale BC-PW
                             French Bread
                             Tossed Salad

Sat. AM               Summer Jambalaya

Sat. PM                Salami Crisps GM 9/04 14
                             Fillet of Beef au Poivre BIP 129
                             Gratin of Potatoes Savoyard
                             Glazed Carrots JCI 424

Sun. AM              Baked Eggs with Fresh Herbs BIP
                             Home Made Sausage
                             Garlic Toasts

Sun. PM               Julia Child’s Shrimp Quiche JCI
                             Poulet Provencale (Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and
                                Black Olives) GM 3/08
                             Steamed Rice

                             Sautéed Green Beans  

1 comment:

  1. I would point out we have been married 30+ years, my dislike of corn chowder has been mentioned before and I have tried it again in that interval. I still loath it.


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