| 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 ...
| Food and Drink Board|| I Just Love Cubans (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/16/14 at 7:55 pm|
The people of and from Cuba are great, but it's the sandwich named after them that gets my love.
I had my first one a long-long time ago in Tampa and then Miami, followed by other places where Cubans have settled. As I understand, this is an old sandwich, going back to the turn of last century. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Turtle soup video - MeridianDog on 2/13/14 at 9:44 pm|
Just one more
| Food and Drink Board|| Greens and Pork Tenderloin (photos) - MeridianDog on 2/13/14 at 8:12 pm|
The circumstances leading to this photo post began a few days back when Mr. LSUBalls stated that he had enjoyed turnips and mustard greens for dinner.
Mixed mustard and turnips has always been my mother's way of cooking greens and the truth is Balls threw a hankering on me the other night. If yo...
| Food and Drink Board|| Aunt Fannie's Spice Cake (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/12/14 at 9:06 pm|
One thing the wife (MHNBPF) brought with her to the marriage (in addition to a knockout Cheerleader's body) was an expert's ability to bake Aunt Fannie's Spice Cake. Aunt Fannie was one of six aunts on her mother's side of the family. She taught the recipe to the wife when she was six or seven. By t...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tuna with Lemon Caper Sauce and Roasted Root Vegetables (Photos) - MeridianDog on 2/9/14 at 8:33 pm|
It has been a while. Let's see if I can still do this.
[b]Roasted Root Vegetables (for two):
Three small red potatoes - the two shown and another I added
Two minced cloves of garlic. Some will roast whole cloves and that would be good if you wanted to add them that...
| Food and Drink Board|| American worker skills - Not - MeridianDog on 2/7/14 at 8:30 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Mexican Three Bean Soup - MeridianDog on 2/5/14 at 7:33 pm|
The wife's (MHNBPF) soup recipe
3 Bean Mexican Soup
2 cups Chicken Stock (made with three chicken breasts that were used in enchiladas)
Adobo (cumin blend) seasoning to taste (maybe 1 teaspoon)
1 stalk celery, cooked in stock and discarded
1 small onion, cooked in stock and discarded
| Food and Drink Board|| The wife (MHNBPF) says we need to know how to separate egg yolks - MeridianDog on 1/25/14 at 11:18 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/embed/iAp8pEaWB1Y)]Visual instruction is here[/link]
I guess she is correct, because I had no idea....
| Food and Drink Board|| Your Pizza Cravings and Avoidances (summary on page 4) - MeridianDog on 1/22/14 at 11:58 am|
Take MD's Pizza Survey:
1 - What is your single most favorite topping (outside of cheese)
2 - your preference:
Thin and crispy?
Thick and chewy?
3 - Single topping or multiple? What's your Pizza Jones?
4 - Least favorite topping of those considered normal? Yes, ...
| Food and Drink Board|| 16 Iconic Southern Restaurants - MeridianDog on 1/21/14 at 7:25 am|
[link=(http://charlestonfoodbloggers.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/the-16-iconic-southern-restaurants/)]How many have you experienced?[/link]
Not a bad bucket list.
So - how many have you done?
| Food and Drink Board|| A New Premium Whiskey From Arkansas? - MeridianDog on 1/17/14 at 7:31 am|
I was amazed. I had no idea they were capable of such stuff.