Saturday, March 27, 2010


Tom had surgery and knew he would be unable to cook much for awhile. He prepared...

Cole Slaw
Blogger has made my pictures turn sideways and I can't get them to go back to normal. So, sorry about the head tilting. This is cole slaw with red and green cabbage, onion, olive oil, vinegar, and mustard.

Since Tom would want to eat and not want to cook, he made himself a boston butt. Dry rubbed and roasted in the oven for a lot of hours. Our grill is on the way, next time he will be able to slow cook this overnight on the grill.

Surgery - Part 2

Tom used his pork butt to make breakfast for himself every morning. Red onion, pork, and Colby cheese.

Bacon and Eggs
When he wanted a change he made bacon and eggs with an english muffin.

Chicken and Pasta in cream sauce
Tom made a light alfredo sauce with balsamic, red onion, red pepper, and sundried tomatoes. It was smoky and sweet.

Old Standby
This is one of our favorite easy meals. Mac and cheese with artichoke garlic chicken sausage. And Caesar salad.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chili Party!

Tom's aunt and uncle have a chili party every year. They live about 7 hours away, so this was my first chili party experience. We make the chili, you bring the beer. They expect 50-100 people.

The night starts by cooking all the chopped veggies. Celery, onion, lots of peppers, and garlic. This is done outside in a huge skillet. I think it was 5 batches of cooking for all the chili.

This is the prep bench outside. The veggies are cooked in olive oil for the veggie chili and bacon grease for the others.

Kitchen table, the guac bowl is in the back, and 2 apple pies are being made.

Chili Party part 2

Boston Butt on the grill. Dry rubbed and cooked overnight at low heat.

A man, his fork, and a butt.

Bowl of garlic - this was full. And I peeled it all.

Homemade guacamole

Party Table. Cheese dip is in the football.

Counter with toppings cheese, sour cream, and cashews. And pork.

4 types of chili. Veggie, chicken, regular, and hot. Regular and hot are made with the boston butt. Each of these pots is 3/4 of the way full.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why I go to the gym

Turkey burger, french fries, cole slaw
Turkey burger topped with white american cheese. German cole slaw and homemade french fries.