Thanksgiving and Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast

A family Thanksgiving tradition: we host our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren for breakfast, gift-giving, watching the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. In Thanksgiving days past I have made Sushi, Mushroom Spinach Quiche, and Croque Monsieur Breakfast Casserole. This year we enjoyed Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast. YUM! Reading from The New York Times: “YouContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast”

My Sous Chef Sue Serves Brunch

From baking to soap-making there is very little my Sous Chef Sue, my wife, cannot do. Teacher. Reader. Giver. Lover. Designer. Gardener. I am usually the cook in our home, busy in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch and dinner–or outside grilling salmon or steak or hamburgers, and she is the baker. (This thought reminds meContinue reading “My Sous Chef Sue Serves Brunch”

Spicy Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy

On a recent Sunday, I made a Pork Roast Smothered with Sauerkraut. A few days later, I made Spicy Pork Fry with the leftover pork. So delicious. Ingredients -1 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), thinly sliced across the grain into 2-inch-long strips (I used the leftovers from a 3 pound pork roast; photo below.)-1½Continue reading “Spicy Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy”

I’m So Glad

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Montgomery was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, northContinue reading “I’m So Glad”

Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans

The following recipe from Ali Slagle, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is superb. But first I ask are Crispy Shallots the new food trend? Lately, I can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading about crispy shallots. I remember years ago Bran was the new food trend. And if my memoryContinue reading “Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans”

Who Are You?

“John The Baptist is one of my favorite people in scripture. He knew who he wasn’t (I am not the Messiah) and he knew he was (I am a voice in the wilderness). Every day I need to get clear in my soul who I am and who I am not. Otherwise, I find myselfContinue reading “Who Are You?”

Chicken and Shrimp Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, and Wonton Strips

I made this salad years ago but without the shrimp. We are experiencing a heat wave here and a special salad, and this salad is very special, seemed like a great dinner choice on a hot day–and the serve to our special guests; Julia and Daryl before they return to Colorado. FYI: Daryl is myContinue reading “Chicken and Shrimp Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, and Wonton Strips”

Abuelas Albondigas

Last weekend, Susan and I watched a few episodes of The Great American Recipe on PBS. One of the contestants, Silvia Martinez, made Abuelas Albondigas, also known as Mexican Meatballs. It looked so delicious. I turned to Susan and said, “I have to make this for our Sunday dinner.” And I did. And it wasContinue reading “Abuelas Albondigas”

Nice To See You

Walking my dog Freddy A mini-labradoodle Early morning Past a bevy of doves One dove calls out Says, I think “Nice to see you. “Nice to see you. “Nice to see you.” A man opens his front door Calls out “Hello, Boss.” Boss. I think I have never been a boss. I have been aContinue reading “Nice To See You”

Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad

This is so delicious! From Lizzy Briskin, Food Editor at Real Simple magazine. Ingredients 3 pounds red baby new potatoes ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 limes) 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from a 2-in. piece) 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon plusContinue reading “Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad”