| Food and Drink Board|| Fried Livers from the Gas Station - MeridianDog on 5/17/13 at 2:29 pm|
Difficult day here in the salt mines.
You know that you can't eat away your troubles don't you?
Well these helped.
At least a little.
Thank you Pure Oil Company....
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken and Spinach Lasagna for Girl's Bunko Night (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/16/13 at 10:05 pm|
Tonight was girl's bunko night at our house and the wife hosted her lady friends for dinner and whatever they do afterwards, because they haven't played bunko in years.
Here is what she cooked. The menu was cheese straws, nuts, assorted cheeses, salad and chicken and spinach lasagna. I was not in...
| Food and Drink Board|| I guess there is no Popeye's over there - MeridianDog on 5/16/13 at 5:03 pm|
“It has been a dream, and this company has made my dream come true,”
| Food and Drink Board|| Pork Marsala (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/15/13 at 9:35 pm|
Any respect I have here as an interesting cook will be overshadowed by my wife tonight. You probably remember my citrus pork tenderloin post last night. It was the wife's (MHNBPF) birthday and I went all out for her dinner. When I got home from work tonight she had made my dinner of Pork Marsala, Su...
| Food and Drink Board|| Citrus Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Mango Salsa, Roasted Vegetables (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/14/13 at 9:03 pm|
This pork tenderloin was filleted, seasoned with orange zest, garlic, onion, black pepper, thyme and olive oil, then served with roasted vegetables (brussel sprouts and carrots) and Mango Salsa:
| Food and Drink Board|| Poached Pears - MeridianDog on 5/14/13 at 6:57 pm|
The end of tonight's meal was poached Beurré Bosc.
To do these you will need a couple of bosc pears, a half cup of white wine and a tablespoon of honey.
The classic way of preparin...
| Food and Drink Board|| Breakfast for dinner (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/12/13 at 9:08 pm|
Mothers Day weekend was full and we decided to slow down tonight and go simple.
Breakfast for dinner:
We had eggs, sunny side up, over rice with Conecuh link sausage and biscuits and good coffee.
| Food and Drink Board|| So What's the dream "granny dish" of F&DB? - MeridianDog on 5/9/13 at 3:19 pm|
Take a look and let the world know.
I'm thinking #3
I've actuallly had #7 and it wasn't bad....
| Food and Drink Board|| Blueberry Crisp (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/8/13 at 9:59 pm|
Here is what I call a nice dessert
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Need frozen blueberries from the MeridianDog Blueberry Patch, sugar, self rising flour, butter.
| Food and Drink Board|| Shrimp and Grits, Her Way (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/8/13 at 9:35 pm|
When I texted the wife (MHNBPF) that I was on my way home tonight, she texted back that she was making shrimp and grits and that if I liked I could be her assistant (Sou Chef). I said OK and here is how it went. I think her recipe is a little different from mine.
- 2 servings cook...
| Food and Drink Board|| Seasoning Recipes - MeridianDog on 5/7/13 at 12:24 pm|
Seemed like a good idea to post some blends and have others post their home developed recipes for seasoning blends.
These first two are very old to me and probably not original to me (read this as stolen from others). Would enjoy seeing what others post and this could be a go to thread when other...
| Food and Drink Board|| White Beans - the wife's way - MeridianDog on 5/6/13 at 8:21 pm|
I am not sure if I have ever said that my wife (who is a degreed nutritionist) can really cook. Here is the dinner she made tonight.
The other day someone asked for a white beans recipe. When I got home tonight I was happily surprised to find that the wife (MHNBPF) had made white beans for me, fo...
| Food and Drink Board|| Home Pizza Done Another Way - MeridianDog on 5/5/13 at 8:44 pm|
I enjoyed the various pizza threads that folks posted a month or two back. I even considered buying a pizza steel - like I need another something in my kitchen stuff collection.
We do home made pizzas every so often and stick to a fairly plain recipe that I'll share with three photos of the finis...
| Food and Drink Board|| Saturday Night Salad, Grilled Steak, Roasted Potatoes with Beurre Maitre d' - MeridianDog on 5/4/13 at 10:22 pm|
They say to copy someone is the highest form of flattery, and the post earlier by l'affiche was without a doubt the nicest looking presentation I have seen on this board. I was showing his photo to my wife and she said, "Compound Butter - we used to have that all the time. I can make that for you." ...
| Food and Drink Board|| My next photo post - MeridianDog on 5/3/13 at 2:23 pm|
It might be...
Do you guys think the F&DB could handle the strain of a good toast photo post?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Start debate in 5..4..3..2..1..
| Food and Drink Board|| We went to our favorite burger house tonight (photos) - MeridianDog on 5/2/13 at 8:09 pm|
One reason why they are our favorite place is because they have my favorite chips.
And they let me QC their work. Their grill guy knows how to set up his work station.
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT My first time - MeridianDog on 4/30/13 at 4:54 pm|
For us, it is "buy one get one free Tuesday night" at all of the Mexican Places in Meridian, so La Pinata here we come (as soon as I get home from Work). Have a good night!
| Food and Drink Board|| Oh Happy Day! - MeridianDog on 4/30/13 at 11:19 am|
It won't be all that long now!
Do you know what I saw today?
Here it is
Yes, you guessed correctly.
The first Poke Salad plant of spring!
In fact I have seen several today in the pl...
| Food and Drink Board|| What is this Dinner? - MeridianDog on 4/29/13 at 7:01 pm|
The official state processed meat of Hawaii:
Cut into easy to cook, sandwich sized 1/4 inch slices:
| Food and Drink Board|| Potato Salad (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/28/13 at 2:15 pm|
Our way - one of the 10,000 good potato salad recipes out there.
- Potatoes these 5 potatoes will make 4 servings - maybe 5
- Boiled eggs
- Sweet pickles (preferred) or sweet relish (what I had)
| Food and Drink Board|| Pinto Beans (Photos) - MeridianDog on 4/28/13 at 8:50 am|
Brisket deserves pinto beans
Here they are. You'll need.
- 2 cans pinto beans - I just buy the store brand
- Bacon - maybe 3/4 cup cut into bits
- onion 1/2 pf a medium onion
- Green pepper - maybe 1/4
- Honey - 2 Tablespoons
- Dry Rub Seasoning I used on my brisket - 1 Tablespoon
| Food and Drink Board|| BBQ Time (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/27/13 at 9:38 pm|
Yesterday was nice here at MD's house in Bulldog Land.
So I decided to heat up the old pit and cook outside.
| Food and Drink Board|| Leftovers (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/27/13 at 6:08 pm|
A week or so back, I posted a Chicken Tetrazzini recipe.
In that post I said that the dish freezes well and reheats nicely.
Last night we had leftovers:
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken Bonne Femme with Orange Marmalade Glazed Carrots (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/26/13 at 11:39 am|
Made this old Creole dish a few weeks back and thought I'd share it.
- 3/4 pound Chicken. I used breast tenders and would have used thighs if I had any.
- 1/4 pound cubed Ham
- A little thick sliced bacon for pork flavor and fat.
- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1/2 i...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken Tetrazzini (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/21/13 at 8:48 pm|
This afternoon's dish made for dinner tonight.
You will need:
- One and a half pounds chicken - I used breast tenders.
- Two cups chicken broth, black pepper two stalks celery.
- One green pepper
- Two smallish onions
- Two cloves garlic
- One medium jar Pimento
- One large jar sliced mu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Worst possible news about beer - MeridianDog on 4/18/13 at 7:30 am|
[link=(http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/04/17/study-taste-of-beer-makes-people-want-to-drink-more/)]Beer makes you want more beer[/link]
I'v been telling people this about popcorn and roasted peanuts for years.
| Food and Drink Board|| Scallops with Tomato and Capers, Haricots Verts Aux échalotes and Fried Grits - MeridianDog on 4/15/13 at 9:11 pm|
I'll try to make this short.
- Stone ground grits, cooked with smoked gouda, chilled and cut into (1" thick) 3" X 5" slabs.
- Egg/milk wash and Panko bread crumbs for breading.
- Butter with vegetable oil for frying.
Cook grits, mix cubed/shredded cheese, place in su...
| Food and Drink Board|| Peach Crisp - MeridianDog on 4/14/13 at 9:21 pm|
For two - You'll need
Small can peaches, flour, butter, sugar
To 2 tablespoons of melted butter, add 1 Tablespoon sugar
| Food and Drink Board|| Tuna Pasta Salad (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/14/13 at 2:59 pm|
[b]WARNING - THE RECIPE SHARED IN THIS POST UTILIZES CANNED TUNA AND WILL BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME[/b]
I know that canned tuna is not an acceptable food ingredient for some, but this salad has been a family favorite for many years and a cool summer treat that we enjoy. It is always better th...
| Food and Drink Board|| What to eat when you are dead tired? (photos) - MeridianDog on 4/13/13 at 9:12 pm|
Spring is here at our house
and today (all day long) was a work in the yard day.
Rosemary is in good shape - the blue blooms are chocolate chip ajuga. Pretty stuff.