Friday, June 8, 2012

June 4, 2012


We’ve cooked and consumed a fair amount of French food recently and thought it time to return to some of my American basics.  Key West Pork Chops for one. Tasty, easy, healthy.  Six bone in (preferred) chops browned and then placed in a braising pan under rice.  On the chops are slices of large onions, lime and dollop of chili sauce and several cups of spicy tomato sauce does the dish.  In the oven for an hour – and great for leftovers.  Thank you Mr. Claiborne.

Meatloaf.  What’s more local, home food than that? This is moist, has flavor. Love it with pasta  and additional tomato sauce.  Then Pulled Pork.  Pulled Pork is Barbecue, Summer, Americana and good friends all rolled into one. You can’t do pulled pork for two unless you are taking it out of the freezer.  Not here.  But you can’t eat this alone, so  we have called in Mike and Amy as reinforcements.  So we try and make it a bit more festive.

Mind you, I’m not ceasing to cook from the French repertoire,  just sometimes one needs a break to hone one’s thinking.  And perhaps next week a bangers and mash…..

Mon. AM             Cold Cuts, Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

Mon. PM              Pan Sautéed Ocean Trout with Lemon
                             La Mere Poulard’s Zucchini Crepes BC-PW

                            Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Tues. AM             Gumbo f/ i

Tues. PM              Jacques Pepin’s Gratin of Lamb Chops, Onion, Garlic and Potato EP
                             Sautéed Fresh Beet Greens with Garlic

Weds. AM            Steak and Eggs

Weds. PM            Key West Pork Chops
                             Sautéed Peppers

Thurs. PM            Diner Style Turkey Meat Loaf BA  11/90
                             Pasta with Tomato Sauce
                             Baby Peas

                            Rosemount Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Fri. AM                Cold Cuts

first lunch on the deck this year

Fri. PM                 Key West Pork Chops Revisited

                             Rosemount Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


Sat. AM               Meat Loaf Heroes

Sat. PM                Beets in Tahini AT 6
                             Yoghurt Marinated, Grilled Chicken Shawrama on Toasted Pitas
                             Tossed Salad

                            Penfold Cabernet Shiraz 2009

and the above is sneak peak at tonight's dinner

Sun AM               Cold Cuts

Sun PM                Grilled Lime Shrimp GFQ 258
                             AllDay Carolina Pulled  Pork 
                             With Vinegar Sauce on Buns
                               Or Whole Wheat Wraps BB 154
                             Jasper White’s New England Cole Slaw 
                             JWCFNE 140
                             Grilled Sweet Hot Potato Fries BA 7/06
                             Grilled Onions with Balsamic Marinade BA 7/89
                             Sesame Kirby in Mustard Sauce
                             Sliced Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
                             Everyday Chocolate Cake GM 7/03 136
                             Peach Frozen Yoghurt Cuisinart
                             Fresh Strawberries

                            Beer: Pilsner Urquell, Czechvar (lager)

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