Monday, May 27, 2013

May 20, 2013


This week the weather has been nuts.  Last week we had temps in the high 80s and we were busy checking the AC.  This week it’s been in the 30’s at night with several days only in the 40’s.  To  hell with the A/C – we needed the furnace.  North of here they had snow.  Up in New England several feet – and they are skiing  once again this weekend. Having nearly a 50 degree swing in the temperature is not good for either the body or the soul…..

Mon, AM              Borsch with Rolls f/i

Mon. AP              Sauerbraten OHCB f/i
                             Red Cabbage f/i
                             Potato Pancakes OHCB

Tues. AM             Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Tues. PM              New England Boiled Dinner revisited

Weds. AM            Rigatoni with Sausage, Salad

Weds PM             Warner’s Night in the Kitchen
                             Grilled London Broil Steak
                             Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream, Bacon Bits 
                             and Home Grown Chive
                             Tossed Salad

Thur. PM             Grilled Memphis Ribs BB
                             Sauteed Potatoes with Garlic and Parsley IHC
                             Classic Cole Slaw with Blue Cheese

Fri. AM                Steak and Eggs with Sauteed Potatoes

Fri. PM                 Soy Glazed Salmon with Udon Noodles FW 2003 166
                             Tossed Salad,  Nan

Sat. AM               Grilled Spareribs & Slaw  Revisited

Sat. PM                Potato and Leek Soup w/Fresh Chives JCI
                             Classic Maine Lobster Rolls BA 6/13
                             Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
                             Potato Chips

Sun AM               Tuna Melts

Sun. PM               Lobster Salad
                             Classic Roast Chicken
                             Steamed Rice
                             Sauteed Corn

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 13, 2013


I had one ticket on the big Mega Lotto for last night. $1 for a chance to win $190 million.  Cash like that could come in handy.  And I lucked out.  I had one of the numbers and the mega thing.

Worth $3 it is…..

Spring is still playing with us.  Unseasonal cold.  Rain.  Then two spectacular spring days.  Then it’s cold and the whole rotation starts all over again.  Hopefully this week we will stay  well above frost (not so last week).  So I have most of my stuff in or at least ready to go.

At this point we are already eating my lettuces and using my fresh herbs.   Both are a pleasure. I just wish we could do a real garden, but alas.  It’s people 0 woodchucks 1000.  Not even worth the effort anymore….

Mon. AM             Chili over Rice f/i

Mon. PM              Pork Chops with Sauerkraut
                             Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Tues. AM             Garbure f/i

Tues. PM              Classic Lasagna, Tossed Salad

Weds. PM            Citrus and Garlic Grilled Pork Shoulder
                             Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad,      Sliced Tomatoes

Thurs. AM           Pasta Bolognese f/i

Thurs . PM           Warner’s Night in the Kitchen
                             Fillet Mignons Wrapped in Bacon with Blue Cheese Sauce
                             Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Fresh Off  The Deck Chives
                             Asparagus with Sherry Vinegar

Fri. AM                Cheese Omelets, Bacon

Fri. PM                 Chicken Mole f/I, Polenta
                             Sautéed Green Beans

Sat. AM               Gumbo over R ice f/i

Sat. PM                Garlic Shrimp FWS
                             Rigatoni with Sausage and Cream CIAPasta
                             Tossed Salad, Italian Bread

Sun. AM              Challah French Toast

Sun PM                          Baked Stuffed Clams f/i
                             New England Boiled Dinner CCI
                             (Corned Beef, Cabbage and Root Vegetables)
                             Fresh Biscuits, Salad

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 6, 2013


It would appear that we have gone from The Endless Winter to the  Eternal Monsoon Season.  On the other hand, everything has that bright new green look.  And when it does stop raining, the ground is so saturated  it makes the Spring weeding a  hell of a lot easier.

Warner has finished putting the water stain on the deck and  we have  pretty much arranged the pots.  Last frost date is this Weds., so I’ll start collecting seedlings in the  next few days. Main crop tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Italian parsley (lots), basil.  I have my rosemary, sage and mint.  Am looking for a decent sized thyme.

Pricing stuff  this week I found geraniums locally costing $4-$5 a pop. Ouch.  I did, however, find that Home Depot has smaller plants for $1.95.  Guess where I am going for those…

Mon. AM             Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Mon. PM              Roasted Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Pan Sauces
                             Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus

Tues. AM             Steak and Eggs with Croissants

Tues. PM              Beef Stew with Potatoes and Olives f/i
                             Salt Rolls, Salad

Weds. PM            Lamb (Curry) Korma
                             Steamed Rice, Sautéed Cabbage, Flat Bread

Thurs. AM           Mushroom Soup f/i

Thurs. PM            Warner’s Night in The Kitchen
                             Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Caraway
                             Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Carrots

Fri. IS                  Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cole Slaw f/I

Fri. PM                 Lamb Curry Etc. Revisited

Sat. AM               Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Croissants

Sat. PM                Lidia’s Long Cooked Celery Root Salad LFT 50
                             Giada’s Classic Lasagna (But With Sausage) EI
                             Tossed Salad

Sun. AM              Ham and Cheese Panini f/i

Sun. PM               Pot Stickers
                             Michael Chiarello’s Citrus & Garlic Pork Shoulder FW 6/13 99
                             Charred & Smokey Belgian Endive FW 6/13 99
                             Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad FW 6/13 108