Sunday, February 28, 2010


Chicken and Barley Soup
The weather people are calling for more snow this week, we needed some food to warm up. Along with chicken and barley, the soup has carrots, onions, celery, and mushrooms. A great winter soup!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Prettiest BLT ever
Tom forgot to eat breakfast to he used these veggies to lure a pig to his sandwich. This is Amana bacon with the McCarthy cut - really, if you call Amana Bacon and ask for the McCarthy cut, you will get 8 slices to the pound.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fried Chicken

Pan fried chicken: The chicken is first brined, then breaded and fried.
Potatoes: Tom bought a new fancy mandolin and this was his first chance to slice potatoes on it. They are really thinly sliced and layered with onions, thyme, salt, and butter.
Broccoli: Steamed and then covered in lime butter.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Weekend

Eggs and Potato Pancakes
Eggs filled with homemade herbed cheese. We had leftover mashed potatoes, so Tom made potato pancakes. Topped with scallions.

Fried pizza dough topped with butter, angel hair pasta, and homemade marinara. I was so excited about eating them that I forgot to take a picture until seconds were served.

Valentine's Day Dinner
Tequila lime shrimp over egg noodles, with red and green onions. The broccoli is topped with lime butter. This was an amazing dish and going on the list of my favorites.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros
Here in Maryland we are still snowed in, but we have food and drink so we are surviving. This morning Tom made huevos rancheros for breakfast. Served with homemade hash browns.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ice Cream

Ice Cream
Homemade thin mint ice cream.


Grandma's Tomato Soup with Everything
We have more snow (its never going to end) so Tom made this. Rice, pasta, tomatoes, onions, and celery. Its so good and easy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Football Food!

Stir-Fry Broccoli Stems
When we have broccoli with good stems, Tom does this. Its a fantastic appetizer.

Breading Trays
For the buffalo chicken nuggets.

Veggie Tray
With the buffalo chicken nuggets, some without sauce, fresh celery and broccoli. Served with Ranch.

Tom's homemade pizza, homemade dough and sauce. Topped with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and pepperoni.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

French Toast

French Toast
Tom style french toast. Made with milk, egg, thyme, basil, onion powder, garlic powder, and white pepper.

Topped with butter and scallions. A fantastic way to start a snowy Sunday.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowed In

We are snowed in this weekend, but we have great food and drink.

Coq au Vin
Tom made this incredible dish tonight.

Its served on mashed potatoes. Everybody wants to be snowed in with us!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Toad in the Hole

So this has about a million different names, but I've always heard it called toad in the hole. I have no idea why. Its good no matter what its called.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ready for the Super Bowl!

I came home to find this. We are so ready for the snow and the super bowl.

Rice and Bread

I went to Target tonight and they had this new grocery section and had take and bake breads. So I got the ciabatta bread and its very good. I also got a loaf of Italian, we'll try that later.

Rice, sausage, and cheese
This is one of our staples for an easy meal. Rice with chicken bouillon, scallions, and jalapeno. Then we put garlic chicken sausage in it and cook it on the stove for 35 minutes. After its done, throw some cheese in and we have a great meal! Its served with the sliced ciabatta.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Grilled turkey and cheese with tomato soup
I've had a horrible cold since Friday and I'm finally starting to get better. Tom made this for me last night, a grilled turkey and cheese served with tomato soup. It was fantastic and warm and perfect for when you feel sick.

Hot chicken salad
Now Tom is sick with a horrible sinus infection, so I made dinner. We had chicken breasts and I wanted to use those. I found a recipe for hot chicken salad with onions and celery and pecans and mayo. I think it was good too, but I still can't taste much. Tom said I could use his kitchen to cook this again, so it couldn't have been bad.

Plated chicken salad
Topped with breadcrumbs and cheese.