Waste Not Want Not Series Shrimp Chowder

The Queen of Thrifty taught me Waste Not Want Not
The Queen of Thrifty as a young woman and Herbert

Waste Not Want Not Series:
potatoes, corn, carrots, garlic and  mushrooms

“Waste not want not” is a hats off tribute to my Irish Grandmother Theda Faye who was the Queen of Thrifty. In our childhood home, my Dad was not a fan of eating leftovers which certainly went against the grain of Theda’s Faye’s entire philosophy. Continue reading “Waste Not Want Not Series Shrimp Chowder”

A Savory Cake of Bread, Sausage and Cheese

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover Item: 6 cups Bread

As a creative person, I realize that I think about things from a different perspective. Not that my perspective is better, it is just different. Continue reading “A Savory Cake of Bread, Sausage and Cheese”

A Walk on the Chilly Side

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover Item: Turkey or Chicken

Even on the Gulf Coast this week, it is chilly. In December I typically find myself in a place to brag about our sunshine and temperate winter climate. Continue reading “A Walk on the Chilly Side”

Seared Bone-In Pork Chop, Eggplant and covered in Spicy Corn-N-Crawfish Sauce

Grand Mother Theda Faye
Grand Mother Theda Faye

Waste Not Want Not Series
Left-over item: Spicy Corn & Crawfish Soup

My Grandmother Theda Faye, cooked the best fried pork chops. They were a beautiful golden brown. The chop was coated in a crispy crust that was delicious. The meat was hot and juicy. It was a party in your mouth. My mouth is watering, just thinking about those chops.

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Chief, Cook and Laundry-washer

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover Item: Ham Bone

Saturday is a great day to cram in, all sorts of fun activities and the “dreaded chores”. My Saturday started out well with a great cup of Costa Rican dark roast coffee with a splash of creme. I have tried to stop adding sugar to my coffee. At this point, I still want sugar. I hope that it passes soon.

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Jewels of the Sea Soup

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover item 1 cup Cooked Flounder (or substitute crab)

My friend gave us the flounder  and was very sweet to share her bounty. One of her friends had “gigged” a mess of flounder and passed them on.   I had never cooked a flounder. Continue reading “Jewels of the Sea Soup”

If a Hungarian Goulash married a Gumbo

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover: (3)  Grilled Pork Short Ribs

Fall is here! It says so on my calendar.  Not that I noticed today, in the 89 degree weather. Time for all the pumpkins to come out. Mums to be placed all about the porch or veranda. Time to spruce up the porch and outdoor area after a long hot summer. It is time to get serious and start enjoying our porches.

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