It’s been a hot minute since we last talked about Sunday Family Supper. Not since August and our Finger Lickin’ Good Fried Chicken. For me, growing up it was almost always some sort of Chicken for Sunday Supper. Roast Beef was a welcome but distant second.Continue reading “Chuck Roast Supper in an Instant”
Winter is filled with great dishes that can only be appreciated when it’s cold outside. Hardy stews have got to be one of Hubby’s all time winter favorites. After all, he grew up in Wisconsin, where winters really happen. As for me, I’ve only seen snow falling from the sky maybe a dozen times in my life.
In America, Veterans Day is a day to close many schools and business. There are sales galore for things we might not really need. Many establishments offer discounts to active and formal military members as a way of saying thank you.
One of the things I really like about the internet and social media is the ability to reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with over the years. Childhood friends that moved away and the Christmas Cards became less and less. Thanks to the marvels of social media, the friends I grew up with are once again people I “see”.
How does it go? In 1492, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. Five hundred and twenty-seven years later, Federal Banks are closed as Americans rush to the shopping malls for Columbus-Day specials. Hum, not so sure how I feel about that. One thing I can tell you is that you aren’t going to find me in a mall. While there might be things I’d like to have, there is nothing I need so much that I am willing to fight through a crowd of crazed bargain shoppers.
You’ve been out all day – be it at the office or running errands or fulfilling your role as family chauffeur. Now all you want to do is come home, do a little prep work and sit down to a delicious, hot meal. Am I right?
There is something about the fall that brings out all sorts of roasts for dinner. I’m not sure if it’s the cooler evening that sparks a desire for meatier dishes or the nostalgic mood that seems to come with Autumn. All I know is that a roast of some sort is always welcome at the table.
When you hear Moroccan what do you think of? I think of Casablanca and Rick’s Bar. Play it Again, Sam – As Time Goes By.
Whenever we take “driving vacations” I always try to talk Hubby into letting me bring things from home that I feel are necessary, he does not. Things like my professional knives (hey, they have a carrying bag), or better yet a crock pot. Just think of all the meals that can be made in a crock pot. We can be out all day exploring, come back to the hotel and have a home-cooked meal.
The absolute best thing about summer is that you can eat sandwiches for dinner! And this Tex-Mex Beef sandwich is so packed with flavor, you won’t even notice it’s not really a meal. At lease not one you need to use a knife and a fork for.
Just what the heck is Barbacoa? Is it a dish? Is it a style of cooking? Barbacoa is actually a Spanish word that means – you guessed it – barbecue. It’s actually not Spanish in origins, but rather a type of cooking that originated in the Caribbean with the Taino people. Today in contemporary Mexico, Barbacoa generally refers to meats or a whole sheep that is slow-cooked over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a hole dug in the ground, then covered with Maguey leaves much like a roasted pork in the tropics of the South Pacific. Barbacoa is often prepared with parts from the heads of cattle, such as cheeks, or from the heads of goats. In central Mexico, the meat of choice is a lamb, and in the Yucatan, it is prepared with a pig. The meat is known for its high fat content, strong flavors; often accompanied by onions and cilantro.
Did you know that in addition to being a whole slue of National This and That Day, today is also National Colorado Day? I think it’s great for every state in the union to have their own “National” Day. It would be a great teaching tool. When Kiddo was a wee kid, he was both home-schooled and publicly schooled. I believe that every day presents an opportunity to educate our children.
There’s a little town not too far from where we live that has the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi.
Have you ever noticed that as things change in life – like when the weather of one season gives way to another, your thoughts drift back to other times and similar experiences? As a warm summer fades into the orange hues of autumn, we fondly recall romps through piles of leaves as children. It’s just nature’s way to keep us from freaking out – when we see lightning zip across a dark sky, we know it’s lightning, having seen it before. Or a meteor shower will conger up memories of laying in the back yard, gazing up into the night’s sky and wishing as children do on a falling star.
This week Hubby and I will celebrate 32 years of marriage. I wanted the entire week to be “special”. One of Hubby’s favorite meals is Roast Beef with roasted potatoes and baby peas. I thought a nice Italian Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce would be perfect. I could add some small Red Potatoes and buttery peas. A roasted tenderloin would make the cut of meat as special as the man I married. Perfect right?