I originally made this with beef when we lived in the US.
Since we’ve lived on this side of the pond, after a few failed attempts, I started using veal.
Now that I’ve found a great butcher I might try beef again….
If you do … Continue reading.....
This is my last winter squash recipe of the season.
All of the blue pumpkins made it until the end. I butchered the last one last weekend. I used a bit as a vegetable and the rest was turned into pumpkin soup and put in … Continue reading.....
Our chickens appear to be getting bigger.
Back in the beginning of time, when I first started being creative in the kitchen, I used to skin and bone chicken breasts.
Yes, boys and girls, there was a time when one could not buy pre-packaged, skinless, … Continue reading.....
I use tapioca in the slow cooker to thicken sauces…. Because it’s easy.
I add regular tapioca at the beginning, and if the sauce needs more at the end, I add instant tapioca.
It never occurred to me that tapioca could be used as a … Continue reading.....
I posted the original recipe for these years ago but it has been lost, so to speak.
As mushroom season is starting I thought it was time to re-do it.
The vegetables are partially cooked before layering and baking, so they spend less time in … Continue reading.....
I know the world loves using spaghetti squash in place of pasta to avoid ‘carbs’ but these are quicker and easier: just noodles made from eggs with a bit of flour.
We actually like carbs, especially pasta, but, we have this as a first course, … Continue reading.....
Did someone say Burgers?
It’s time for burgers….
In winter we love meatloaf; in summer we love giant stuffed burgers.
You could make smaller burgers, but we like the big one.
Cut it into wedges and let the cheese ooze out of the … Continue reading.....
We did not have turkey yesterday.
In case you’re wondering, France does not celebrate Thanksgiving.
Neither does the rest of Europe.
We do, however, eat turkey….. Just not usually in the form of a big hulking bird that may or may not have been cooked … Continue reading.....
Did I mention we are getting into easy cooking?
If mon mari doesn’t want to cook on the grill (cold rain, for example) I’ll do something simple in a skillet.
Anything with a quick pan sauce works.
I had veal but this would also be … Continue reading.....
This is why a bought the small slow cooker….
I wanted to be able to do pork chops without all the vegetables needed to get the larger, 3 1/2 quart slow cooker, to ‘appropriate’ levels.
The small slow cooker is just over 2 quarts – … Continue reading.....