Tidbits

I wanted to see how skin-on thighs would do in the air fryer, these did very well.  Dry them with paper towels, toss them in a bowl with smoked paprika, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper.  I probably used some of the Aleppo pepper because I put it on everything now.  I started these with the skin down and flipped them halfway through.  Total cooking time was about 30+ minutes at 375°.Tender and juicy!  That’s the All American bbq sauce on the chicken.  Note the red specks of Aleppo pepper on the potato salad. Several months ago I put pineapple snack cups on the grocery list just so I could use the juice in the next batch of baked beans without opening a big can.  I remembered them in time, this time.  I did have to take the skillet out of the oven to stir the pineapple in.  I think it added a nice note to the flavor. Here’s Homerdammit! passing through.  Cheeseburger – pickle, onion, mustard – with a side of those baked beans with the pineapple bits, also potato salad and slaw.  Very good supper.  Dinner?  Have a preference?  Don’t say tea. Random raccoon.  Not sure why it’s upside down, maybe just showing off for the other teenaged rascals. We had such good luck with the thighs cooked in the toaster oven we went with the same seasonings.  I may have increased the granulated garlic.  Part of the reason I took this picture was to prove that I didn’t forget to line it with foil this time. I called these done after 25 minutes or so.  The wings started at room temp and iirc the cooking temp was 380°.  Unsure of the times but I think total was less than 30 minutes with a flip halfway through,  I was cooking to temp, they say 165° to be safe but I went more 180-ish.  There’s so little meat on a wing that the temps were hard to measure. We have reached an accommodation, maybe.  Allows me to type this out at any rate.  Bitsy has been known to nip at fingers.

Smothered Pork Steak

The rice is my favorite box mix.  The other day I decided to fix that gumbo box mix that  had been sitting in the pantry for so long I have no memory of buying it.  Making it jogged my memory about why it had been in there so long:  I had bought 2 boxes and it has taken this long to forget how bad the first one was.  I give it 1 star.  The garlic bread was very good, though.

Soon Gone

This is my view from the window over the kitchen Sink.  Can you spot my little friend?The last couple of days we’ve had a few hummers going about their usual routine.  We’ll keep the feeders up for a while yet for the benefit of the stragglers.

Taco Pr0n

We had another go at tacos for supper.  Mrs J says she loves tacos and says it with similar enthusiasm as when she says she loves French toast.  I believe her, and not old Mrs. Butterworth.