WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST?

CLASSIC TOMATO GRAVY Tomato gravy is a southern breakfast staple.  Tomato gravy is traditionally served over a split buttermilk biscuits topped with an over medium egg  with crumbled fried bacon 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1/2 cup yellow onions, finely chopped, 1 tablespoon salted butter, 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped, 1/4 cup…

STUFFED PORK CHOPS

3 (5 oz.) packages yellow rice, prepared according to the box directions, 2 green onions, chopped, 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 1/4 inch thick, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 3 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon shortening, melted. Cook the rice according to the package directions with…

SURPRISE

The surprise is how we are going to repurpose our leftovers and love them. It has been cold and raining this week.  Today the sun is out and it’s beautiful outside. It’s a surprise, surprise, surprise day.  Chili Nachos are ready in 10 minutes. LOADED CHILI NACHOS In a microwavable dish layer the following ingredients:  corn tortilla…

SAINT’S PATRICK’S DAY

Saints Patrick’s Day is March 17th of every year.  St. Patrick’s Day is to honor the patron saint of Ireland.  St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration, a party, a parade, green beer, music, dancing, food, and mass SHEPHERD’S PIE CHEESY POTATOES:  1 1/2 pounds yellow Yukon potatoes, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, 2 tablespoons butter, 3/4…

LOBSTER BISQUE

Lobster meat has a mild sweet flavor.  I think the tail is the best part of the lobster.  To ensure I have the best bisque I only use the tail and claws. LOBSTER BISQUE 2 (4 oz.) lobster tails, 5 lobster claws, crackered, 3 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 1/2 cup iced water, carrots, peeled and chopped,…

LASAGNA

LASAGNA This dish pairs well with fried eggplant with candied walnuts, a simple green salad and an Italian red wine like a Chianti 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 eggplants, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch slices, 1 1/2 cup white onions, chopped, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning,…

GRANDMA OATMEAL CAKE

GRANDMA OATMEAL CAKE CAKE:  1 cup quick oatmeal 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 stick salted butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,  1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,  3/4 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup cake flour….

CHICKEN CURRY

This recipe has a lot of ingredients and it’s a lot of work and a whole lot of sho’nuf delicious. CHICKEN CURRY 1/2 cup white onion, thinly sliced, 1 Honey Crisp apple, peeled and diced, 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder, 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste, 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon…

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH French bread loaf, green goddess salad dressing, mayonnaise, thinly sliced beefeater tomatoes, shredded carrots, sliced Persian cucumbers, sliced zucchini, sliced red onions, baby spinach leaves, alfalfa sprouts, avocado slices, crumbled goat and feta cheese, dill pickle slices, pumpkin seeds, topped off with a fried egg. French bread sliced lengthwise. Scoop out the bread on one side. Toast the…

MARCH MADNESS

Let’s see who is going to make it to the dance.  I plan on watching a couple of games today.  Pasta is a go-to dish for me.  Today I am fixing Pasta with a Creamy Vodka Sauce, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Pink Champagne and Bread Pudding for dessert. PASTA WITH CREAMY VODKA SAUCE 1 tablespoon extra virgin…

STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

CREAM CHEESE AND ORANGE MARMELADE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST 8-slices (2-inch, each) egg bread, 16-ounces whipped cream cheese, 10-ounces orange marmalade, 6 beaten eggs, 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 4 cups corn flakes, crushed, 2 tablespoons melted butter.  Butter flavored shortening and 2…

FEATHER DUMPLINGS

My Grandmother, Emma would make beef strew with light as a feather drop dumplings. These dumplings can be used on top of stews, soups, fried or baked. Feather dumplings are referred to as light as air. Here is the recipe, y’all tell me how you are going to fix them. FEATHER DUMPLINGS 2 cups flour…