Sunday & Monday I delivered “Tea Time To Go” bags to a few friends. A bit of cheer while we observe social distancing. Tonight we begin the Staying Home period, but we’ll be staying in touch for sure! #friendsmatter
I let you in on my “freezer addiction” in my previous A Hunk, A Hunk of Freezin’ Love blog post. When summer is in full swing, however, I also bring out the canning jars and start jammin’. Jams and jellies, chutney, pickles & pickle relish, tomatoes, and of course, applesauce. I LOVE to can. In …
Take a break from the burgers, brats & dogs. Ready-to-grill marinated beef from the freezer, plus a couple of fast & easy stove top sides, make for a quick and delicious summer meal. Every now and then I’ll spot some super-thin (1/4 inch thick) sliced rib eye steak in the meat case of my local …
A sudden craving for a bowl of delicious NOLA style gumbo could be a problem here in the Midwest. Not so much if you’ve stocked the freezer. Short on time, but long on flavor, this gumbo tastes like a labor of love.
As they say, soup soothes the soul. It also warms you up and fills you up. And what pairs beautifully with a bowl of nice warm homemade soup? Bread! Soup and bread – the comfort food tandem of the season. My choice for today – New England Clam Chowder and Corn bread.
Use leftovers for two new time-saver soups – Corn Chowder and Potato Leek Soup – delicious accompaniments to the post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.
My Dad was wild about hunting game birds – pheasant, quail and partridge. He was an excellent shot, and I never remember him returning home empty handed.