In my earlier post, I told you about the sale ending today at Whole Foods on boneless beef sirloin steaks. The butcher today was very nice when I asked him where I could find the steak. He told me he was cutting them right now and to come over to the glass (the cutting room is glass enclosed) and select the steak I wanted. I told him it was just for two people. He sliced a nice portion of beef that was perfect for two people.
Recently, my daughter gave me a small head of cauliflower as she was going away and didn't want it to go to waste. I've done roasted cauliflower, but I wasn't in the mood for that. What I was craving, was a creamy soup. In my recipe folders I have a recipe for Cream of Cauliflower Soup that I picked up years ago at Delicious Orchards. It's basically a two pot recipe. However, I goofed and did it all in one pot, but it worked out perfectly fine.
I apologize for being behind in posting to my daily blog. However, life just gets in the way sometimes. It's not for a lack of cooking, that's been going on.
Ending tonight are Whole Foods weekly specials. I was able to take advantage of them. There were three great items that got my attention for purchase; they were the BELL & EVANS Air-Chilled Whole Chickens, which are regularly $3.29/lb. on sale for $1.99/lb. and U.S.A. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steaks at $8.99/lb. for a savings of $5/lb. In reviewing the Whole Foods app this afternoon, I noticed that they no longer had on sale the USA wild caught shrimp at $8.99/lb. However, I did purchase some last week when the sale began as I had a craving for cheesy grits.
I received a text message from my daughter the other evening that a friend of her and her husband's needed my waffle recipe. It seems that when he makes his waffles, the waffle is splitting when he opens the machine.
It just so happened that I had buttermilk in the refrigerator and to save this poor guy from having to have unsightly waffles, I made waffles for breakfast this morning.
I like one pot suppers because it makes preparation and clean up easier. Also, recipes done in one pot build upon layers of flavor. Recently, since the weather was a bit cooler, I dug through my recipes to find a one chicken dish that was in the January 2001 issue of Gourmet Magazine. The recipe is Spanish-style chicken with saffron rice or Arroz con Pollo.
Finally, we had our hamburger tasting last Saturday night. My brother was down overnight and my son and his girlfriend were part of the tasting too. We sampled Vrola 6 oz. USA choice cut hamburgers (85% lean) that I purchased from Delicious Orchards, LaFrieda Original Blend burgers (flat iron, brisket and short rib beef from American Black Angus Beef) and Schweid & Sons C.A.B. All American Burgers (made with certified Angus beef both) purchased at Shop Rite at Wall Town Center.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.