Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

We always have my Mom come over and fix dinner for her and try to have something we haven't made for her before. We did just that today with a Shrimp Salad, Grilled Salmon, and a Creamy Risotto. The Shrimp Salad had boiled shrimp, minced onion and celery, chopped boiled eggs, pickle relish, and a mayo / vinegar sauce, tossed and served on leaf lettuce. The Grilled Salmon was wild caught and turned out to be some of the best I've ever grilled with only fine sea salt, brown sugar, and coarse ground pepper to season it with.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Everyone knows what that stands for and about everyone has tried it, but you'd be hard pressed to find it made this good very often. The great thing about left overs is they make great meals if you get just a little creative. Tri Tip roast always provides us with some left over for the freezer for everything from Tacos to Philly Cheese Steaks sandwiches, but this S.O.S. is just plain good food. The Wheat Bread is home made and the gravy has a little red wine, onions, and mushrooms to make that great steak even better.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What Was In The Fridge

Someone made Stuffed Pablano Peppers kinda like this and I've made them myself in the past but having been reminded of them I just had to make them again. I had two pounds of Chorizo I made and vac sealed few months ago and this was already a "clean out the fridge day" so I thought I might do two dishes. The stuffing included more of just what was on hand - Chorizo, black beans, sautéed onions, minced jalapenos, crumbled and toasted left over cornbread, cheese, and spicy V-8 juice. I needed to do something with a little Easter Ham and it wound up in a Baked Ramekin dish with a stuffing covering the ham which included: bread crumbs, pineapple and it's juice, onions, celery, roasted red peppers, cheese, and an egg to bind. We made the Poplanos our dinner and I tasted the Ham dish and both turned out real good considering they were made with just what was on hand.