Tag Archives: Ham

Royal Corona Bean Soup

If you like beans, and I mean REALLY like beans, you will REALLY like Royal Corona Beans.  Probably not the best name to have just now, but I think these beans came before the virus. They are sooooo big that … Continue reading

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Hot Club Sandwich on Sourdough

One of our favorites – Remember those two turkey breasts from about a week or so ago?  Well, I dragged out one of the packages from the freezer and started making lunches with it. This was the result – A … Continue reading

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Is It a Quiche or an Omelette ?

  Another chapter in the life of my new Cuisinart Oven Central. Inspired by an email from a friend (waving to Laurie), who also has one of these beauties, wherein she told me about all the wonderful things she was … Continue reading

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After Easter Ham

   I happened to be in the grocery store a few days ago, and there was still a huge pile of hams that apparently had not been taken home for Easter Dinner, so they had had their price lowered to … Continue reading

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Garam Masala

   Deceivingly delicious and really simple.  A quick rice pilaf made with bone broth, sautéed tri-colored peppers and onions, topped with ham bits.  On a lark, I sprinkled some garam masala on the rice before adding the ham bits, and … Continue reading

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Moros y Cristianos

   The sliders hogged the picture, but at the top left is a bowl of black beans and rice – hence the blog title.  I’d heard the term applied to this food dish, but did not know it was a … Continue reading

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Great Northern Beans

   This looks like a simple meal, but it was really so tasty and so satisfying! The zucchini, mushrooms and onions were the perfect vegetable with the salty ham, and the perfectly seasoned beans.   A little dab of English … Continue reading

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Broth Makes The Difference

Yes, this looks like many of our other delicious Sunday Brunches, but there really IS a difference that you can’t see. I made the polenta with half water and half really thick, gelatinous broth from our last roasted chicken, using … Continue reading

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Waffle House Today

The poached duck eggs and the other components are the same, but today I made waffles. Haven’t done that in a while, and they were really a nice treat. DH had his the more traditional way with butter, maple syrup, … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster Cakes

I was out of strawberries and pineapple, so this brunch looks kind of bland with no bits of the bright colors that I favor for my photographs. BUT – today’s Sunday brunch was definitely not short on flavor. I made … Continue reading

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Blueberries Are Back

I have one more leftover burger post to make, but these blueberry pancakes, and the accompanying strawberries, were just so gorgeous that I have to show them to you. How can anything so beautiful also be so good for you? … Continue reading

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Morph Soup

Golly – where to start . . . Well, this was my lunch today. There was another plate that looked just like this one, only with lots more soup, right next to mine. Does your town have a “failed restaurant … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck – Eggs

Here it is Sunday again, and time for our special brunch. It looks like the same old thing, but not so! This time, there are duck eggs! ;-> Lately I have been ordering organic eggs from a local source, https://www.facebook.com/kovacspecialty.farmsContinue reading

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A Study in Yellow

When I poached eggs in simmering water, they usually came out perfectly. Since I have been using one of those li’l four-place poacher gadgets, I seem to get them hard every time. Not the end of the world, but an … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Marinated Tomato Strips

I tried a new method for poaching the eggs this morning, and they held together much better. I had tried putting vinegar into the water, and putting salt into the water. Each worked fairly well. But today I used both, … Continue reading

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Hearty Havarti

After last night’s near miss at another hospital stay, DH wanted something easy on the tummy – pasta, cheese, eggs. This can all be done in one pan, lickety split. Put a little ghee in a pan and stir up … Continue reading

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Split Pea and Lentil Soup

This soup is almost instantaneous, because early in the day I soak three quarters of a cup of a mixture of split peas and lentils in three cups of boiling water within my trusty Nissan Thermos vacuum bottle for a … Continue reading

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Flag Day Brunch

Okay, it’s really the day AFTER Flag Day, but here we have the requisite red, white, and blue colors. RED RASPBERRIES WHITE POACHED EGGS BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

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Two Eggs and Three Fruits

Yup – It’s Sunday again. Time for our Treat Breakfast. Not much to add for text, but this joke has had us laughing for a couple of days. Are you, or do you live with, an engineer? Even a software … Continue reading

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Poached and Pineapple – Ham and Jam

Here it is Sunday again, and time to haul out the brown eggs. We seem to have developed a taste for this meal to be done Hawai’ian style – that is pineapple sautéed in the pan with the ham. Improves … Continue reading

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