Roast Pork with Prunes & Chestnuts

Pork with Chestnuts

When one has prunes and chestnuts….. I know I’ve said often that I don’t really like fruit with meat – except for lemon. I also make exceptions, occasionally, for apples and prunes with pork. The apples I like because I love apples. The prunes are for mon mari. I like them well enough, but he … Continue reading…

Butternut Squash, Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Chicken Mushroom Risotto

Fall flavors! We love them all…. And we really love them all when they come together in an easy risotto. Our butternut squash harvest was smaller than usual this year, and we didn’t get any really big ones, like we have in other years. Still, each squash will give us 6 good servings (3 meals) … Continue reading…

Chicken & Mushrooms; cute cafe

Chicken and Mushrooms

It’s fall. Fall is mushroom season here and this time of year one will see empty cars by the side of the road. The occupants are off in the woods, either searching for mushrooms or hunting. I stay out of the woods. If there are people foraging for mushrooms they will be very unhappy to … Continue reading…

Turkey & Mushroom Linguini; weird dog

Turkey and Mushroom Linguini

We’ve been eating a lot of pasta lately…. and stir-fries, risottos, skillet hash, etc. I blame it all on the unpredictable weather. Guapa and I go out for our morning walk. It’s a beautiful day with warm temps, no wind and clear skies. Sometime, after breakfast, I ask mon mari what he would like for … Continue reading…

Pork Medallions with Sliced Mushrooms; sunrise

Pork with Mushrooms

I’m planning my weekly menus more carefully now. Since the start of the pandemic I have switched to doing the shopping every 2 weeks rather than weekly. I do a monthly drive-through pick-up for the bulky things like wine, beer, milk, household cleaning supplies and any canned things I might need and I’ve always had … Continue reading…

Veal with Mushrooms, Slow Cooker; our house

Slow Cooker Veal

One of the things I miss during this pandemic year is not having a regular supply of mushrooms. I only do the shopping every 2 weeks, which means I only get to buy things like mushrooms and avocados every 2 weeks. Most of the other fruits and vegetables will last long enough but I can’t … Continue reading…

Peppers Stuffed with Beef & Mushrooms; holiday masks?

Stuffed Peppers with Mushrooms

These are very easy Stuffed Peppers to make. It’s not necessary to blanch the peppers for the usual 5 minutes first. They cook, stuffed, in the skillet in broth. Then one turns the broth into a sauce. The only thing to remember is to choose a skillet just big enough to accommodate all the peppers … Continue reading…