Category Archives: Fun with Food
We had another beer butt roasted chicken the other day. I’ve been limiting the seasonings on the raw bird to just a generous sprinkle of granulated garlic. I wanted to make gravy and if you go overboard on salt the gravy will suffer. Delicious! Steamed broccoli and home fries rounded out the meal. It was a big chicken so there was plenty left for……pot pie! I made rather a hash out of the the crust. Rookie mistake – I used a same sized pan to cut the rolled dough to size instead of laying it out over the fillings and trimming. Plus I wasn’t sure whether to tuck the crust inside or make a lip to cover the edge. “Plan ahead and work to the plan!” – Yeah, now you tell me!
I ate my mistake. It was good.
We had one of those frozen turkeys leftover from the holidays and decided to free up some freezer room. It thawed in the basement fridge for a couple of days and then spent a few hours simmering it in a big pot with lots of veggies because we wanted a nice stock to come out of the effort. I had dumplings in mind. I made a half recipe, using only 1 cup of flour, rolled the dough very thin, and let it air dry for a couple of hours. The dumplings nearly disappeared in the pot they were so thin! Mrs J said she would need a few crackers, disappointed that the dumpling were so scarce. I have to say, though, that the broth was great – thick and tasty!We had plenty of broth left and, lest it go to waste, I boiled some wide egg noodles in a separate pot to add in lieu of more dumplings. They were good, not dumpling good, but they sufficed.
I’ve always liked tuna salad on toast. This one has enough egg that it’s as much egg salad with tuna as it is tuna salad with egg. There’s chopped celery for crunch and a bit of minced onion and plenty of sweet pickle relish and mayo.A reuben on rye. I’ve settled on this machine recipe for the rye, it works fine every time.There are a couple of my homemade garlic pepper links under all the grilled veggies and mustard.
This is a biscuit from that last batch of Big Daddy recipe biscuits I made a few days ago. We enjoyed sausage egg biscuits the first time and kept the leftovers in the fridge. These were popped into the microwave for a quick reheat and served with a fast gravy made from saved bacon grease and some milk that was just a tad sour. Still good for cooking! The red sprinkle is some Cajun seasoning because I like my gravy that way. I added a tad (half teaspoon) of Kitchen Bouquet to the gravy to give a bit of color.