| Food and Drink Board|| If you eat Okra, you may be surprised - it could be good for you. - MeridianDog on 7/30/14 at 10:09 pm|
If you like okra, you may find this interesting.
"A newly discovered lectin in common okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) was shown to kill up to 72% of human breast cancer cells (MCF7) in vitro ... the lectin is found in ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Maybe we should all eat at Chili's a little more often - MeridianDog on 7/26/14 at 12:32 am|
The following relates to St. Jude Children's Cancer hospital. in Memphis, TN
In late 2007, the Chili's Care Center opened on the St. Jude campus. Chili's restaurant chain has pledged to provide $50 million to fund the construction of the center. The seven-story Chili's Care Center will house...
| Food and Drink Board|| Interesting video on old time eating establishment - MeridianDog on 7/11/14 at 7:34 am|
These places were once fairly common, but are sadly disappearing. I have not been to Peggy's in a couple of years but they continue trudging on, doing what they do very well.
[link=(http://vimeo.com/99378679)]Peggy's in Philadelphia, MS[/link]
Not a bad way to spend $9.00.
| Food and Drink Board|| Another Dang Rib Post (photos) - MeridianDog on 7/5/14 at 11:30 am|
Like 58,943,237 other folks, we cooked ribs yesterday. I stick pretty close to the 3-2-1 method.
I am probably the only guy on TD who does not use a BGE. I'll probably get one when my 38 year old Brinkman pit wears out in another 30 years.
Started with a fire in the far end of the pit. Charco...
| Tech Board|| Making DVDs from DVR recorder? - MeridianDog on 7/4/14 at 2:36 pm|
Can I put a DVD recorder between my Comcast DVR and the set and make DVDs of things I DVRed?
The wife has our DVR filled with Painting shows I need to get off the DVR
Thanks for the advice.
| Food and Drink Board|| Adventures in Food Storage (photos) - MeridianDog on 6/29/14 at 9:33 pm|
It's summer! How is your garden going?
We have been busy putting up our stuff and are almost through. At our house, we blanch and freeze our vegetables.
Here's what we have been up to.
Sweet corn cut off the cob for making creamed corn. We don't freeze it on the cob since you can buy it tha...
| Outdoor Board|| So, what do you think? - MeridianDog on 6/7/14 at 3:48 pm|
Posted on facebook by a friend. Says he caught the shot on his game camera on Little Buffalo River near Mouth at Stringtown, Arkansas.
I have heard them scream in w...
| Food and Drink Board|| Hamburger Steak (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/18/14 at 6:22 pm|
We went to Piggly Wiggly Friday night for ground meat to make burgers and what looked best in their meat counter was ground round. It was far and above better than second choice and was what I left with. The burgers were good and we formed the leftover meat into patties and froze it for future use.
| Food and Drink Board|| Boil them Cabbage down. Hea turn the Hoe Cake round (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/18/14 at 3:49 pm|
I am not sure if steamed cabbage and cornbread (Hoe Cake) is an acquired taste, but we like it at our house. Here is how we do it.
This should serve three.
Small head of cabbage, I used 3/4 of a head here
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt or more (to taste)
| Food and Drink Board|| Simple food - Potatoes With White Sauce (Photos) - MeridianDog on 5/11/14 at 8:35 pm|
Someone asked how to make this dish the other day after I said it would be on our table today. Here it is - a very simple, very direct, very easy to make starch side.
[b]Potatoes with White Sauce[/b]
Need to serve six or eight:
Red potatoes 2 pounds
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Butter 3 Tablespoons
| Food and Drink Board|| Last meal thread - What do you do? - MeridianDog on 4/29/14 at 9:51 am|
I spent about an hour last night getting ready for a half hour seated in my shower with the wife as a tornado passed over the house. Maybe six trees, all 4-6 inch smallish with the exception of one locked in other trees that I hope the power company will come out and take care of, down in the yard t...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken and Grits (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/14/14 at 8:28 pm|
Here is a dish that had no name, so I named it.
[b]Chicken and Grits:[/b]
I intended to make one serving tonight and wound up with two.
For two servings, you'll need:
- Grits - I like white stone ground grits from Sciple's Mill
- Heavy Cream
- Gouda Cheese for the grits
| Food and Drink Board|| Chocolate Cherry Cake with SemiSweet Ganache Icing (Photos) - MeridianDog on 4/13/14 at 8:55 pm|
The wife is out of town - on the beach in LA with her girlfriends and I am home, unchaperoned. There was no one here to say no so I decided to make a cake.
[b]Chocolate Cherry Cake with Semisweet Chocolate Ganache Icing. [/b]
- A devil's food cake mix - You may make you...
| O-T Lounge|| Do you like photography? (photo spread) - MeridianDog on 4/13/14 at 3:14 pm|
This guy (a very talented photographer from Houston, TX) is a relative. I see his stuff all the time and thought you might want to see some of it too. The link is to his flicker site.
As I understand he leads Houston Photowalk, a club of photography people who pick a destination and show up in ma...
| Food and Drink Board|| Veal Piccata (Photos) - MeridianDog on 4/11/14 at 10:21 pm|
The wife (MHNBPF) and her buddies are headed toward the beach tomorrow, leaving me to fend for myself for a few days while they do Condo stuff in LA. Maybe she had guilty conscience feelings about living the good life with her friends while I stayed behind at work, because when I came in from the sa...
| Food and Drink Board|| Food for the common man - the Sloppy Joe (Photos) - MeridianDog on 4/6/14 at 8:25 pm|
Lincoln once said, "God must love the common man because he made so many of them".
In keeping with that thought I would like to share a meal that hundreds, if not dozens of us common men will enjoy tonight as we watch the Academy of Country Music Awards on our 65 inch flat screen TVs.
| Food and Drink Board|| Pot Roast - Chuck Roast (Photos) - MeridianDog on 3/30/14 at 10:12 pm|
What do you do for Sunday night dinner?
For us tonight, it was Pot Roast (Chuck Roast with gravy). There will be some who object to doing a chuck roast from frozen, but we keep one or two in the freezer just about all the time. They are a good deal especially when on sale and if cooked the way I ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Veal Parmesan (Photos) - MeridianDog on 3/29/14 at 9:20 pm|
Here is the way we make veal parmesan at our house.
You will need:
Veal (I used veal cutlets), bread crumbs for breading the veal, milk and an egg for egg wash, mozzarella cheese, parmesan...
| Food and Drink Board|| Marinara Sauce (Photos) - MeridianDog on 3/29/14 at 8:40 pm|
This is a simple tomato sauce for pasta dishes. It can also be used as a base for making several other tomato based Italian Sauces.
This one was used as the sauce for Veal Parmesan.
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?p=49065142&sp=49065142&s=2#49065142)]Veal Parmesan [/link...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anyone as disappointed in NCIS "New Orleans" as I was? - MeridianDog on 3/28/14 at 11:30 am|
Don't post here, but I came by to see if there were comments on the latest NCIS
[link=(http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/cbs-tops-tuesday-in-demos-ncis-gets-big-easy-win-in-total-viewers-1201147406/)]NCIS - New Orleans[/link]
City themed TV show.
Watched the first episode the other night in w...
| Food and Drink Board|| Apple Croissant Pinwheels (photos) - MeridianDog on 3/27/14 at 8:55 pm|
Not everything needs to be difficult. Some very simple things are also very good. This sweet snack/desert uses Pillsbury Croissant Rolls, two smallish Jazz Apples, three tablespoons sugar, a half teaspoon of cinnamon and a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Preheat oven to 350, lubricate a six well muffi...
| Food and Drink Board|| Oh Nooooooooo Tragedy on LA I-220 - MeridianDog on 3/26/14 at 2:02 pm|
Could have been worse. Thank goodness no Tater Tots were involved.
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken Cacciatore (photos) - MeridianDog on 3/16/14 at 9:24 pm|
Here is a good dinner dish. Just a really nice way to end a day.
Cacciatore means "Hunter" in Italian, so Chicken Cacciatore is chicken cooked hunter style. Evidently hunter style in Italy is fowl of some sort, peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, capers and herbs stewed in wine, since these t...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bonnie's Brownies (Photos) - MeridianDog on 3/14/14 at 10:07 pm|
It has been a tough work week and I was all Vegged out after dinner tonight when the wife (MHNBPF) announced, "I think I'm going to make a pan of Bonnie's Brownies.
This is a favorite recipe that came into being one snowy winter night in 1983 when my wife and her best friend found themse...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken, Ham and Bacon Pasta Carbonara - MeridianDog on 3/9/14 at 9:00 pm|
It's Sunday night and we decided saucy pasta would be nice. Good planning for Sunday night dinner requires knowing what is in the pantry and we didn't. So much for good planning. This is what we had.
Maybe a half cup of bacon, about the same amount of deli ham, a chicken breast, three eggs, a cup...
| Food and Drink Board|| Shrimp Freddy (photos) - MeridianDog on 3/3/14 at 7:20 pm|
Or that is what the wife (MHNBPF) calls it. We were at the condo last week and she made one of my favorite dishes with leftover shrimp from some I had boiled the day before.
[b]Shrimp Freddy (Alfredo) (serves 4)[/b]
For the Alfredo sauce, you'll need:
1/2 stick unsalted butter
| Food and Drink Board|| Almond Poppy Seed Cake (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/26/14 at 8:22 pm|
The Old Country Bakery in Brooksville, Mississippi is owned and run by a bunch of nice Mennonite folks. Anytime I get on Highway 45 heading North toward Starkville or Tupelo my thoughts turn to Mennonites and the stuff they have baked that morning just for me.
The joke I have shared too many tim...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cow College Cheese and Mac (photos) - MeridianDog on 2/24/14 at 10:19 pm|
This post starts with a discussion of the cheese, specifically Mississippi State Cheese, because I am a cow college cheese kind'a guy.
You may know that where other schools are somewhat famous for Tigers and Football teams, My school is somewhat famous for cheese.
Here is a short story about M...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tom Kha Gai Soup (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/23/14 at 2:58 pm|
Many of you do not like Coconut in any form. If that is you, then this post is not for you. We love Thai food and coconut, so we make this soup at least every other month. It is a lot better than that frequency indicates. I actually could eat it every other week but we like to vary our menu, there i...
| Food and Drink Board|| My Shameful Love of Brown Truckstop Food (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/17/14 at 8:12 pm|
The wife has left me for a few hours of "ladies night out" tonight. I think they drink adult beverages and then go yard rolling. She has a fast car, so I have always assumed that she drives getaway. I am a good husband. I don't ask too many questions.
With her gone, I sadly have fallen back into ...