Monthly Archives: March 2014

Put it together, and what’ve you got? (sing along)

This is a plate made completely of leftovers. The mystery meat is meatloaf – I make it thin and bake it in the toaster oven for about twenty to thirty minutes instead of an hour in the big oven. The … Continue reading

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Panini Cheese Hinge, Internacional

My panini pan is way in the back of a cabinet, so I don’t often think to get it out to preheat on the stove for the ten minutes this takes, but when I do . . . oh, my … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Spaghetti Bread

Sometimes things turn out even better than expected! Last night I made a focaccia, six sandwich buns, and my “experimental loaf”, which came out exceptionally well. When I make bread, I make slightly more dough than I need, and then … Continue reading

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup, Strawberries Alongside

Monday’s split pea soup was really good, but I had forgotten that we favored the addition of lentils to this fabulous lunch dish. So yesterday I soaked up some plain lentils, using my famous Nissan-Thermos vacuum bottle method to pre-cook … Continue reading

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Lovely Leftovers

DH wanted yet another cheeseburger for lunch today. I am not that fond of too many meat-heavy meals in a row, so I dragged out little pokes of all kinds of things in the refrigerator. With the aid of the … Continue reading

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Blue Blueberry Pancakes

No need to adjust your monitor – yes, there is a blue rim around the edge of the pancakes. Usually I use fresh blueberries for the blueberry pancakes, but they were so big, that I used frozen ones instead so … Continue reading

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Beyond Delicious!

I just can’t seem to make this picture delicious-looking enough to get the wondrousness of it across. And, yes, this is “leftovers”! I had made Chicken Cacciatore with Linguini and steamed kale the other night, and there was some left, … Continue reading

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The Window and the Flag

A window into a partially lit room and a crumbling balcony made for an interesting photograph on our day trip to Bisbee on Monday. The flag visible in the lower right-hand corner piqued my interest. I thought it might be … Continue reading

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It’s Not Monday, and . . .

I didn’t do the washing today, but we did have the traditional Monday/laundry dish – Red Beans and Rice. It was doctor day, but a bit of foreplanning produced lunch in about two minutes once we got home. All I … Continue reading

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Soup – Salad – Sandwich

The three “S’s” of good eating. After a morning of slinging boxes around in our storage room, this late lunch proved to be just right. How can you go wrong with a roast chicken, pepper cheese, and tomato panini on … Continue reading

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Israeli Cous Cous Goes with Everything

Much as we love it, I don’t always think to cook Israeli cous cous as frequently as I should. It goes with everything, and is just totally delightful. See how colorful it is with this BBQ’d chicken and vegetables? The … Continue reading

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Doc Martin and the Two Omelets

SOMEone had made a piggy of HIMself at lunch time with a burrito, and wasn’t hungry at dinnertime. Also – Doc Martin. So I made myself an omelet that looked like the above before I folded it over and like … Continue reading

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Cranberry Relish

This is one of our favorite dinners. Roast chicken, in a rich gravy made from the very gelatinized bone broth from the roasting process, is great comfort food, but it is the cranberry relish that makes it so very special. … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

The plan had been to take a day trip over to Bisbee today to stalk the many photographic opportunities there, but the wind decided to play havoc with the dust today, and visibility is, uncharacteristically, almost zero. Weather reports say … Continue reading

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Lazy Cheese Pizza – Baked

It would seem that the extra effort to grate the cheese topping isn’t really necessary to success. It all melted together anyway, and tasted great! So . . . I guess one doesn’t need to grate to be great! ;->

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Lazy Cheese Pizza

I was pressed for time, so didn’t grate the mozzarella, just sliced it and arranged it in a wheel. It turned out really nice; shall repeat the procedure henceforth. Maybe it was because I hadn’t made a pizza in a … Continue reading

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Rose on a Rock

There were lots of rocks at Amerind, really big rocks, and I took pictures of many of them. Winnowing them down to the most interesting was a tough job, but here’s what I settled on. We all noticed that this … Continue reading

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Saint Francis of Assisi at Amerind

It was an overcast day, but we found plenty to photograph at The Amerind Foundation yesterday. Right outside of the museum door are two lovely wooden statues. This is Saint Francis with his friends. It doesn’t look very stunning at … Continue reading

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The One-Hour Dinner

This is what I love about leftovers. I started dinner at 7:45, and a few minutes before nine, I was out of the kitchen. No microwave use; all four burners on the stove were in service, and I washed the … Continue reading

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The Newest “Must-Have” Ingredient

AUBERGINE! Isn’t that a neat word? I love the sound and look of it. Who would guess that it is what we call an EGGPLANT? In my mind, it brings up the rich, dark purple color of a perfect eggplant. … Continue reading

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