Category Archives: American

Odds and ends. 10/28/20

I did not stick exactly to my menu yesterday. I have a Zoom meeting on Tuesdays at 3:30 so by the time I am done sometimes I  do not feel like going through the big dinner production. Certainly you can … Continue reading

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Pan-seared salmon, cauli+rice, veg mix

We enjoyed a tasty salmon dinner last night. The salmon was cooked in about 5 minutes by John and I made the riced cauliflower and white rice mix, and the broccoli stem/snow peas combo. What? You are not using your … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, rice, and snow peas. 10/20/20

This is a very simple but delicious dinner. It is really the quality of the fish that makes the difference. We buy these individually frozen pieces of fish at Costco. We have never run into a bad piece or even … Continue reading

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Classic chicken dinner. 10/15/20

In these roiling times preparing a classic, comforting dinner for you and your family soothes your soul. So tonight we decide to make sous vide chicken breast with tarragon, mashed potatoes with chicken/mushroom gravy, and broccoli. We also pass up … Continue reading

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Salmon with tarragon sauce. 10/12/20

Today I had to be extra careful calorie-wise because John was making me a Negroni Sbagliato for our before-sies. That is a combination of 1.5 oz. Campari, 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth, 3 oz. sparkling wine, 2 olives, and orange peel. … Continue reading

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Breakfast For Dinner (BFD) 10/11/20

My love affair with soft scrambled eggs goes back to a trip several years ago to Vienne, France. Michelin-starred Chef Henriroux at La Pyramide Hotel likes to come down to the kitchen some mornings and make breakfast. His eggs cook … Continue reading

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Introducing Saturday’s LFD. 10/10/20

Saturday’s LFD (Lunch or Leftovers For Dinner)  is the companion to Sunday’s BFD (Breakfast For Dinner.) For me, these two dinners are a wind down from a busy cooking week and the perfect solution for these pandemic times when you … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Shrimp with Peanuts, Black Pepper, and Lime 10/9/20

John made shrimp from a recipe in the most recent Cook’s Illustrated magazine. (It is also on their paywall website.) It involved a new cooking technique where the shrimp are briefly salted and then right before cooking they have a … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak. 10/7/20

We do not eat much red meat here but when we do flank steak is often our choice. It is a flavorful piece of meat, low fat, and, as long as you cut it across the grain, it is not … Continue reading

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Instant Pot stuffed cabbage rolls. 10/5/20

Today we made stuffed cabbage rolls which was quite a production. First of all I could not find my mother’s old recipe and emailed by sister to see if she had it but she didn’t get back to me in … Continue reading

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