Tag Archives: Lunch

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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Fun with Egg Wash

Sometimes the obvious escapes me; and other times it shines like a bright star! Last night I made Judie McNuggets, although they are really lightly breaded, hearty strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts rather than smallish bits and pieces of … Continue reading

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Fried Rice and Asparagus Medley

Almost no words needed here.  Every morsel shown was delectable.  There were only two ears of corn, and they both disappeared, but there is a small amount of the rice and two Chicken McNuggets al a Judie in the refrigerator … Continue reading

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Blustery Day Chicken Soup

It was a dreary day today.  We are so spoiled with abundant sunshine on most days, that it is necessary to have chicken soup when the weather is less than perfect. Fortunately, there was a vat of chicken broth simmering … Continue reading

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Bowl o’ Rolls

Monday night I made some calzone using a new-to-me bread recipe.  The bread was great, but I made a rookie’s mistake and forgot to grease the pan.  I just put down some cornmeal on the insulated air bake pan.  They … Continue reading

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Shaved Parmesan and Fontina

“If you’ve ever seen how sweetly the town of San Gimignano sits atop its surroundings, you’ll know how perfectly this fine Parmesan and Fontina mix will grace the simplest dish.” So sayeth Sartori (est. 1939) on the front of their … Continue reading

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Black Beans Deluxe

NOLA Boy loves beans of any color, so I rotate them, but try to keep a supply on hand at all times. The InstantPot has made beans so very easy, it is nearly criminal not to enjoy them to the … Continue reading

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Vindaloo

It started out as Split Pea Soup, but things have a way of morphing in my kitchen. I had a lovely vat of home brewed chicken broth, and it was a chilly (for Arizona !) day, so a nice bowl … Continue reading

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Platelet Celebration

While waiting patiently to have its cataract removed, NOLA Boy’s right eye was able to help with eating this delicious lunch.  We had to cancel the scheduled time last week because of low blood counts, but we were more than … Continue reading

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Tide You Over Sandwich

Need just a bit of delicious food to tide you over until the next meal . . . and with fab flavor, no skimping on nutrition, and very satisfying to boot? Look no further than a quick cut-in-half bolillo roll … 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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Italian Aubergine and Dirty Rice

This doesn’t look very exciting, but I can assure you that it was flavorful way beyond its appearance. It was lunch time, just walking in the door from a medical ordeal – and boy, were we hungry! Available items were … Continue reading

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Mexican Barley Soup

Leftovers = Supreme Soup Pork green chile stew plus barley – a whole new meal.

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Angel or Eagle?

Do you see an angel, an eagle, or maybe a dove? Christmastime at Trader Joe’s is mind boggling.  Tomorrow I will show you the three Christmas treats we acquired from there yesterday. But first . . . Even though Tucson … Continue reading

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Two for $3

  IT’S A LONG ONE TODAY! For most meals I do a little calculation in my head to see what the approximate cost is for the food that is on the plate, and accompaniments.  Over the last few years, the … Continue reading

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Chick-Sal-Sand

So . . . here is a shot of the Chick-Sal-Sand that I promised you! The blob on top of the roll is where I got careless with the cheese.  The buns were toasted and then a layer of Swiss … Continue reading

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Brown Canyon Ranch

We spontaneously took our lunch out to nearby Brown Canyon Ranch this afternoon.  The golden hour light was lovely.  There are nice trails there, and they allow horseback riding on them as well as hiking.  While we were there a … Continue reading

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Wild Horse

Also in Patagonia, there is this very interesting restaurant within the same building as a smallish hotel. There are three choices for seating venues. We sat in the main enclosed area, overlooking a “patio around the pool” area that was … Continue reading

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Polenta Burger

In the continuing saga of Penzey’s Spices, I used a lovely array of flavors as shown above.  The Mitchell Street was on the burger, along with a mixture of Bleu Cheese dressing, a smidge of sweet relish, and a little … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Pancakes

I ran out of dried blueberries, but there was a small bag of trail mix lurking in the cupboard.  I added some sliced almonds and more dried cranberries for this batch of pancakes to celebrate the successful excision of that … Continue reading

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