Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 24, 2013


We are now into summer weather – hence summer food.  Can’t grill every day due to the rainy season….Good food this week.  Buttermilk/tobacco brined chicken is always great.  The garlic and chili ribbed steaks really popped.  Good meat with a zesty flavor.  And last night the shrimp gratin was super simple, easy, and just plain good.
The cookies went over well with the dentist (I’m finally through with this go round!!!) and the doctor.  However, the doctor says my cholesterol is too high.  Summer foods with simple preps and lots of grilling should help this.  It’s the braises and stews of winter that do me in…..

Mon. AM             Cold Cuts

Mon. PM              Rosemary Brined Pork Chops RG 131
                             Cold Rice Stuffed Tomatoes CCI 425
                             Tossed Salad

Tues. AM             Tuna Melts

Tues. PM              Southern Fried Chicken Served Cold
                             Pasta Salad with Basil, Tomatoes, Lemon, Basil & Parmesan

Weds. AM            Pumpkin Cookies TLCC  - not for lunch but for my doctor  & dentist
                                -it’s that time of year ….

Weds. PM            Garlic and Chili Rubbed Shell Steaks GM 9/95
                             Sliced Tomatoes, Cole Slaw, Peasant Bread

Thurs. AM           Grilled Burgers

Thurs. PM            Warner’s Night in The Kitchen
                            Grilled Ribs with 
                            Old Fashioned High Cholesterol BBQ Sauce S&S  351
                             German Potato Salad RG, Sliced Tomatoes

Fri. AM                Pork Carnitas f/i

Fri. PM                 Shrimp and  Artichokes au Gratin  FASO 107
                             Lemon Pasta EI, Tossed Salad

Sat.   AM             Pasta  with White Clam Sauce CC 1

Sat. PM                Guacamole CCI
                             Grilled Brined Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce BA 8/10
                             Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricot  FW 9/89 118

Sun. AM              Steak and Eggs

Sun. PM               Chinese Chicken Wings CCI            

Warm Orzo Salad with Grilled Shrimp GM 8/96    
Cucumber Salad

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 10, 2013


This week the weather continues to drive us nuts.  A planned BBQ chicken with White BBQ Sauce goes into the oven instead.  We are still running space heaters, and put it this way, I haven’t had to water the garden too much.

On the deck, the herbs are doing well so far.  This is the first year I’ve been able to winter over Tarragon – it’s growing into a lovely stand and is very pretty.  I have a large stand of regular chives that is eye catching and a smaller stand of garlic chives coming along.  Also Spearmint, Basil, Sage and the Rosemary I brought inside for the winder.  All filling out nicely.

Tomatoes are starting to fill out and we have almost a dozen baby tomatoes started.  Don’t know if they will get to the finish line, however.  They prefer sun and warmer temps.

Found potted dinner plate dahlias at my nursery.  Never occurred to me that this would work, but they seem to be happy.  So with them, the Gerbera daisies and the large Marigolds – I finally have a little cutting garden….If these go through the summer I’d do more next year.

I am yet again trying summer squash in pots with yet again, no success.  I have the feeling the blossoms are being used as snack for by a four legged critter who goes by the name of Julia Child.  You’d think we didn't feed her…….

Mon. AM             Steak and Eggs

Mon. PM              Baked Chicken Quarters
                             Lidia’s German Potato Salad LCFTH, Tossed Salad

Tues. AM             Cold Cuts

Tues. PM              Craig Claiborne’s Chinese BBQ Ribs CCI
                             Sesame Raman Noodles with Chili Sauce and Scallions BA 6/13

Weds. AM            Grilled Home Made Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

 Weds. PM           Sausage Ragu Lasagna f/I, Tossed Salad

Thurs. PM            Warner’s Night In The Kitchen – Sushi and Sashimi

Fri. AM                Pulled Turkey Sandwiches with Slaw f/i

Fri.  PM                Steven Raichlen’s Sirloin Lemon Grass Rolls with
                               Rice Vermicelli FW 2003 134

Sat. AM               Turkey Meatloaf Heroes with French Tomato Sauce f/i

Sat. PM                Shao Mai f/i
                            Grilled Lobster Salad 
                            with Potatoes and Basil Vinaigrette GM 6/07 120
                             Sliced Tomatoes

Sun. AM              Lobster Rolls with Chips

Sun. PM               Salami Crisps GM 9/04 ?
                             Grilled Lime Shrimp GFQ
                             Brown Rice Salad with Vegie L&L

                             Tossed Salad