Saturday, August 29, 2015


Charles Grilled burgers. I made rye bread. Dinner was patty melts!  Yee haw!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Chinese" Chicken

Tonights dinner was complete rip off of one of my favorite asian chicken and noodles.  So simple but full of flavor.

Bone in and skin on thighs and legs.  Pat dry and sprinkle with a mix of salt, pepper and baking powder. Roast at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  Meat will be done and skin crispy.

In a big sauce pot of boiling water put a handful of whole wheat spaghetti. 2 cups broccoli florrets and a sliced onion.  Boil for 10 minutes and drain.

In a smaller sauce pan combine
6 oz wine, white or rose
12 oz Chicken broth (I use the juices from the roasting pan)
1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 Tbs white sugar
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
2tsp grated garlic
1tsp toasted seseme oil

When sauce has come to a boil stir in a slurry of 2tsp corn starch and water.  When thickened pour a third over the noodles.  A third over the meat. A third on the table.

Enjoy! Yummster! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nurse Trixie

Trixie is our resident nurse as well as queen of the family.  

She watches what we eat.  Veggies are Trixie approved.

This is the face I get when she thinks I should be in bed.  If this doesn't work Trixie will stand on my chest nose to nose.  Crying until I submit to her health orders. 

She is not only my attending nurse, Lady is often her patient. Right now our Lady girl is having a mild tooth problem.  Trixie is monitoring her closely.



The brother also found thick cut pork chops on sale.  Then he found a recipe for BBQ pork chops from Americas Test Kitchen.

Wow!  BBQ pork chops a la ATK!

Hill of rib eye

Do you know what this is?  This lump of clear wrapped meat?  A hill of rib eyes!  A treasure to be hold.

Charles found a mega sale on whole rib eye at the local Lowes Food. He had a couple sliced into steaks.  Inch and a half steaks no less.

When the brother showed me his deal I waved my hands in the air.  I may have even cheered.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Expieriment in orange

Charles went out with friends the other week, he brought me a treat. Orange layer cake.

The cake was great.  I have been trying to figure out how to recreate it ever since.

Orange juice, orange zest and orange extract make this a great accompaniment to any dinner. The  white chocolate frosting tops it  all.

Charles likes it..  I think it was easily as good as the one from the restaurant.  Yummster! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer day

The clouds are especially great today in Greenville NC!  Lovely day all around.  Charles is Making brats and ribs.  

Crape Myrtle lined roads 

huge green way