Breakfast – Chorizo and Cherry Tomato Frittata

Usually I’m cooking breakfast for Moe between 6:30 and 7:00, especially on the days that I work. I’m not interested in eating at that time.  But on my days off I like to make a late breakfast/brunch.  This morning I sauted a couple of chorizo sausages and a few cherry tomatoes that came from our…

Simple Dinners

Serve with a quick sauce made from Franks Hot sauce and butter. Most weeks I work Thursday to Sunday so some weeks dinners are quick and easy.  Friday night we had a feast of wings.   Spicy oven baked wings with a hot dipping sauce. I love wings and have two favourite ways of preparing them. …

Potato Gratin Recipe

 This  is a very rich dish and unlike many Scalloped Potato or Gratin recipes it does not contain  flour.  The gratin thickens from the starch in the potatoes which is released by first simmering the potatoes in the cream. Potato Gratin=============Edited March/2018 I don’t usually follow a recipe when making a Potato Gratin.  Use the…

Dessert

I baked a bone-in ham for dinner on Wednesday night.  Along with the ham we had a rich potato gratin (cooked in heavy cream).  Other sides were squash and broccoli.   We shared dinner with Clif and Barb and Erwin another of our neighbours. I didn’t get a picture of dinner but I did take one…

Risotto with Prawns

Dinner tonight was influenced by Mary.  Of  course dinner is often influenced by her.  If you haven’t visited Mary’s blog Once Upon A Plate you are in for a visual treat.    Mary posted today about an  Oven Baked Parmesan Risotto.  A little different than a traditional stove top risotto but delicious all the same.   I…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Yesterday was our Thanksgivng.  Dinner was a traditional Roast Turkey Dinner.  We had dinner next door with our wonderful neighbours Clif and Barb.  Clif bought the turkey, a fresh 14 pound free range and gave it too me Saturday.   I presalted it , wrapped it in plastic wrap and into the fridge it went….

ANNOUNCING THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS

I’m very happy to announce the winners of my Giveaway.  They are: Hippo Flambe How to Cook Like a Wolf Kridabo I’ve emailed each of the winners and as soon as I have full names and addresses I will mail off your gift. Thanks to everyone who commented and those that also blogged about the…

Chicken Piccata with a side of Pasta

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest dinners to put together.  On the table in less than 30 minutes.  I defrosted boneless chicken breasts to cook Friday but by the time I got home from work I wasn’t in the mood so I made a pot of Potato Leek soup instead.  That…

More Beef

I was so happy with the sirloin tip that I roasted last week that I bought another.. This one was just as good as the first. Tender with a wonderful flavour. Like the other  this one was also a three pounder. I decided to roast just half and freeze the other half The roast was…

Traditional Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash is a favourite of my son Matthew.   So when I knew he was going to come up for dinner this week that is what I decided to make.    Along with the Goulash we had spaetzle, red cabbage and simmered green beans.   Comfort food at its best.  I made sure there were lots of…