Roast Loin of Pork

I roasted a little pork loin that had been presalted and left to rest in the fridge for three days. It was uncovered yesterday morning and put back in the fridge to air dry. Just before it went into the oven it was rubbed with fresh garlic, rosemary from the garden, and lots of black…

Grilled Halibut

My birthday dinner Grilled Halibut served on a bed of Swiss Chard and topped with a Tomato and black olive salsa. ( tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, basil, lemon zest, salt, pepper and olive oil.) . The tomatoes and basil were from our garden. The only other side was little purple potatoes, steamed and then tossed…

Chili Rellenos – Mexican Dinner

Before leaving for work this morning I roasted three poblano peppers. I figured this would cut down on the time it would take make the chili rellenos once I got home. Served with black beans Mexican style rice And a spicy tomato chili sauce. I used my old standby recipe but topped the rellenos with…

French Beef Dip Sandwiches………..

…………with homemade fries. What better way to use up the beef tenderloin leftover from our anniversary dinner. I like the beef sliced really thin so I got out my electric meat slicer.

Asian Lettuce Cups

This is one of those dinners that I don’t make often. And then I wonder why. A ground pork mixture seasoned Asian style.Spooned into lettuce leaves andtopped with cilantro and bean sprouts and served with a spicy sauce. I’m definitely going to make this more often. Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table Asian chicken…

German "Baked" Pancake with Peaches

I had some local peaches that were at the just perfect ripe stage so I decided to make something for breakfast using them. Found this recipe for a German Pancake on the Hunger, Hunger (A Daily Obsession) blog. There was enough batter to make one for Moe and a second one that I sent over…

Our 30th Anniversary Dinner

Time really does fly when you are having fun. I can’t believe that we have been married for 30 years. And together for 36. Dinner needed to be something special. Chateaubriand Saturday I bought a beautiful piece of beef tenderloin weighing just under 2 1/2 pounds. I presalted it and wrapped it in plastic and…

Julia Child’s Coq Au Vin

Poor Moe, he had to wait until almost 8:00 for dinner. I decided to make Coq au Vin. Probably not the smartest idea I have had recently. Not exactly the best meal to start cooking after 5:30. I had to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work to pick up the…

Prawn Cocktail with Salsa Fresca and Avocado

I pulled some local spot prawns out of the freezer when I got home from work. While they were defrosting I made a fresh salsa using tomatoes from our garden. It only took one minute to poach the prawns. Moe loved dinner and it couldn’t have been any simpler. Salsa Fresca topped with chilled prawns…