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Thursday, September 14, 2006


What's cooking this week?

We've had a big London broil braised and finished in the oven with oyster and shitake mushrooms and sauced with some stock and brandy which was good and provided many leftovers. So far, we've had wraps and I'll do a quick little stir fry with some more of it and now that I'm writing about it, it just occurred to me how much I like a meat and potato hash for breakfast with over easy eggs. Doesn't that sound good?

We've picked our last batch of corn :-(! It's in the frig, waiting to be processed. And I plan to dry some basil as well as make pesto for freezing this weekend.

The recipe of the week this week is a healthy way to cook fried chicken that's not fried. It really tastes good and is easy and NO grease. It is good with veggies and we've been trying to cook lots of corn, okra, eggplant, peppers and other summer garden vegetables.

A day later and I'm picking up where I left off. I finished off the pepper jelly and have made one batch of corn relish and another is waiting to be cooked and canned. We're trying two different recipes. We haven't touched the basil yet, as far as processing and the weekend is quickly coming to an end.

We've had spaghetti and meatballs, one of our favorites, especially because we use fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and homemade pasta. Last night, we had veal scaloppini and made Veal Masala to use the rest of the mushrooms. We served it over homemade pasta with broccoli raab par boiled and sautéed with garlic.
Variety IS the spice of life!

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  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger JMom said…

    wow! your corn looks beautiful! Unfortunately, our corn didn't do so well this year. I think it was too dry where we planted them.

    Hey, don't forget to let me know when the muscadines ripen :)


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