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

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

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.

Continue reading