apple cider biscuits
Everyone once in awhile in the fall, I get a craving for mulled cider. I'll purchase a half gallon of Delicious Orchards apple cider and make a batch or two. If there's any leftover cider, I'll freezer for another time.
lemon risotto and chicken
crock pot barbecue
My daughter gave me a head of cabbage recently that I had to use fast. A recipe that came to mind was pulled pork.
The recipe I have is from my husband’s aunt that she found in her local paper in Suffolk, Virginia. I’ve had it for over 25 years and usually make it once or twice a year. It’s done in a crock pot, which is great. The ingredients are pretty common and the initially cooking instructions are to place the meat in the crock pot between 7 and 8 p.m. in the evening and have it cook through the night. However, the day that I made it I was home, so I started it at 11:30 a.m. The first round of cook was done at 7 p.m.
basic pot roast
My husband had a craving for pot roast. He thought I had his mother's recipe, I didn't, however, I did remember she used to purchase rump roasts. My husband suggested using Lipton onion soup, but that didn't appeal to me. He wanted me to call his sister in North Carolina to see if she had their mother's recipe, but instead, I dug through my trove of recipes and found a basic pot roast recipe that I haven't made in ages.
How are you adjusting to seeing the sunrise at approximately 6:30 a.m.? My husband and I are normally up at 5:30 a.m. and it's pitch black outside. There's only about 12 hours or so of daylight during September it's decreasing each day.
a different cut of meat
Recently I did some food shopping for the new parents. On my son-in-law's food shopping list for ShopRite, was a cut of meat called skirt steak. Skirt steak is from the diaphragm muscules of the cow. It is a long, thin cut of beef with more beef flavor than a flank steak. I purchased Nature's Reserve grass fed beef (all natural, all vegetarian diet) for $4.99/lb. I've had skirt steak before, but I've never prepared it.
crisp chocolate biscotti
Chocolate chip cookies are both mine and my husband's favorite cookie. However, sometimes we find them too sweet. How do you keep your chocolate cravings satisfied yet tamper down the sweetness?
reading the fine print
Side Note: I originally posted on June 29th on Facebook, "If Baby Santo doesn't arrive today, I'll be making this for supper." Well I'm delighted to say that little Emilia June did arrive on Tuesday, August 29th at 12:11 pm. I am currently at her home watching over her as she naps and Mom and Dad have a quick lunch in town.
Recently, I popped into Whole Foods to pick up something for dinner. I glanced over to the fish counter and saw that they had scallops on sale for $14.99/lb. I hesitated to purchase them as I thought Wegmans may have a better price.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.