Tonight’s dessert — apple cranberry walnut crisp.

Smells all Cajun up in here.

Child B and her fam are coming tonight for a small pre-Thanksgiving family get-together, and since I didn’t figure she wanted turkey and dressing two days in one week, I asked her if she wanted red  beans and rice.

“YES!” was her reply.

You know how you have that one dish that you can call a kid, tell them the name of the dish, a date and a time, and they’re there? That’s hers. For Child A, it’s zucchini fritters. Child C is pretty flexible. SIL 1 goes for mac and cheese, while for SIL 2, it’s either country fried steak or pot roast.

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No winter? No matter.

February 20, 2017

Pure wintertime comfort. Works well in mild weather, too.

Pure wintertime comfort. Works well in mild weather, too.

I’ve been just a tad put out with this winter. Because no matter how much I dislike cold weather, it DOES go well with kind of cooking I love to do — soups, stews, braises, long, slow cooking of comfort food that warms you from the inside out, body and soul.

I made the most of that during the small cold snap that we had. We had vegetable soup, we had carbonnades a la flamande, we had pot roast. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the above.

So what did we have this past Saturday, when the temp was in the 70s?

Why, we had red beans and rice. Which, due in part to the dearth of cold weather, we have not had all winter. But Child B was here, and RB&R is Child B’s favorite meal, or one of them. So, springlike weather be damned, we would cook red beans and rice.

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Real live cooking, again

April 16, 2010

How it is, is, like this. It’s been a busy week. I think I cooked, but I don’t remember a whole lot about it. It was probably something with a lot of starch and few veggies, to keep Child C and CCRB from starvation.

But this last two nights, I’ve had friends here from West Memphis, Jane and Joe, and I’ve been cooking. Thusly:

Example A: Red beans and rice, McClard's tamales, corn muffins with cheese.

Now, you have to realize, of these guests, Joe runs a restaurant. So, you know, I gots to get my cooking chops going. (Jane, on the other hand, does not cook, but she cleans, so it all comes out OK.)

Example B: Pork chops, roasted broccoli and carrots, salt potatos