| O-T Lounge|| Walmart announces plans to shoot down Amazon Drones - MeridianDog on 12/9/13 at 4:40 pm|
[link=(http://www.rockcitytimes.com/walmart-install-mini-surface-air-missiles-store-roofs-shoot-amazon-drones/)]Roof to Air Missles[/link]...
| Outdoor Board|| Mississipi's New Gun Law Information - MeridianDog on 12/7/13 at 9:47 am|
You may find this AG opinion interesting.
[link=(http://www.ago.state.ms.us/releases/attorney-general-issues-opinion-to-clarify-gun-carry/)]From AG office[...
| Food and Drink Board|| Did you take Thanksgiving Photos? - MeridianDog on 11/28/13 at 1:58 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving (photos) - MeridianDog on 11/23/13 at 9:13 pm|
Here is the recipe for my second Thanksgiving pie.
This pecan pie is my mother's recipe. It is the one she learned as a girl from her mother on their cotton farm outside of Isola, Mississippi back during the depression.
There was no Karo syrup in those days, but as long as the kids were will...
| Food and Drink Board|| Seafood Chowder (with photos) - MeridianDog on 11/23/13 at 4:04 pm|
I'm always better off if I have something to do while MSU is playing football. Helps me to not throw things at the TV. Today, I decided my in game therapy (MSU vs Arkansas) would be Seafood Chowder.
And now the game is over. And I'm watching LSU vs aTm - Go Tigers, ruin Johnny Football's Heisman ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Make a Sweet Potato Pie for Thanksgiving (photos) - MeridianDog on 11/16/13 at 10:25 pm|
Not much says "southern dessert" better than a Sweet Potato or Pecan pie.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I thought I'd show you how I make both of those pies. Tonight it's the Sweet Potato, which you will soon learn is extremely easy to make. Pecan will come later. My intent is to pr...
| Food and Drink Board|| EITN - A Laboratory Investigation of Breakfast Preparation Methods - MeridianDog on 11/16/13 at 10:11 am|
It's Saturday morning and old scientists are doing what they love to do.
Watch Sponge Bob?
No...well maybe. Actually they are in the kitchen lab studying that old breakfast favorite of grandkids and adult age foodies - The egg in the nest (EITN), toad in a hole, bird in a box, canary in a cage...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT Cold Thursday - MeridianDog on 11/14/13 at 6:16 pm|
Wife (MHNBPF) made Mamma Bear Soup and cornbread.
| Food and Drink Board|| Cream of Carrot and Ginger Soup, Blackened Salmon and Brussel Sprouts (Photos) - MeridianDog on 11/9/13 at 6:37 pm|
Been a while since I did one of these.
The wife came home from her adventures in Georgia today and we cooked dinner together.
I guess this post is mostly about the soup.
Cream of Carrot and Ginger Soup:
1 pound of carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT Don't Know Edition - MeridianDog on 11/7/13 at 4:41 pm|
Stopping at Grocer on way home. Will go from there....
| Food and Drink Board|| Ham, Red Eye Gravy and Biscuits - MeridianDog on 10/23/13 at 2:09 pm|
I saw the Round Steak thread on here and it brought back memories of the wife (MHNBPF) making fried eggs, country ham steak with red eye gravy, grits and biscuits for supper. The last time I recall her making that was 20+ years ago and I can't imagine why she stopped.
As I recall, it had roux bas...
| Food and Drink Board|| Did I miss an opportunity to meet one of you today? - MeridianDog on 10/20/13 at 1:19 pm|
It was 11:35 am and I was in my place; centered on the back row of the choir loft at FBC Meridian. Our Pastor was in the pulpit, welcoming visitors to our worship service and I had my mind on the scripture and the special we would sing. Then I heard him say, "I have had the pleasure of meeting a gro...
| Food and Drink Board|| LA Seafood Festival? - MeridianDog on 10/7/13 at 11:13 am|
Anyone know anything about this? Wife and I will be in NOLA later this week and might swing by there if there is anything to it....
| Food and Drink Board|| Foods Linked to Louisiana - An Interesting List - MeridianDog on 10/7/13 at 10:55 am|
[link=(http://bouillie.us/the-louisiana-omnivores-100/)]100 Louisiana foods[/link]
Can't say they are all LA - Greens Turnip/Collards/Mustard seems more country southern than LA.
Still interesting list - how many have you cooked or consumed more than once?
What would you add?
| Food and Drink Board|| Ox Tail Stew (photos) - MeridianDog on 9/28/13 at 8:58 pm|
Here is my take on a dish that goes back to times when no piece of the animal was wasted. This is without a doubt the best tasting dish I have made in a long time. Huge comfort food points with this one.
Ox Tails - This cut may be hard to find in your grocery. There is one in Mer...
| Food and Drink Board|| Arkansas Woman Arrested for Distributing Photos of Minors with Bacon - MeridianDog on 9/23/13 at 3:27 pm|
[link=(https://www.facebook.com/BaconSelfies?directed_target_id=0)]Some seriously disturbed people here.[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (photos) - MeridianDog on 9/22/13 at 7:17 pm|
Here is how I do it.
Two cups of slightly sale bread. I like to taste some yeast in my bread pudding and this French loaf has a good yeast taste.
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar - no honey in this one, but you could substitute honey equal to the brown sugar.
| Food and Drink Board|| Sweet and Sour Pork (photos) - MeridianDog on 9/14/13 at 7:35 pm|
The wife is on the Alabama coast with her friends this week and I have been pretty good diet wise. To celebrate that, I decided to do Sweet and Sour Pork. This should feed two, but I consumed all of it myself. So much for being faithful to my diet.
To make this dish you'll need:
Maybe a quarte...
| Food and Drink Board|| Potato, Tomato, Ham and Cheese Tart (photos) - MeridianDog on 9/8/13 at 1:15 pm|
A nice evening meal. We keep things lite when we do this. You can leave out the meat if you like, or add bacon to jazz things up.
This post is as much about the crust as the finished tart, but the finished product is tasty and you would like it.
Making the crust - this one has the consistency ...
| Outdoor Board|| Bad when friends e-mail you this kind of stuff (graphic photo?) - MeridianDog on 9/2/13 at 2:30 pm|
His Camp - in Botswana e-mailed me how great it was last night with the lions calling in the night. He sleeps on the top of his trailer.
His Kill this morning - arrow to the heart. This is meat he ...
| Outdoor Board|| Another Snake - MeridianDog on 9/2/13 at 12:44 pm|
Sorry if already posted. From Coleman Texas.
| Food and Drink Board|| Pasta Carbonara (Photos) - MeridianDog on 8/18/13 at 7:05 pm|
Good food for the common man gets no easier than this.
For two servings, you'll need - a cup of thick sliced bacon or panchetta(diced), a clove of garlic (minced), pasta for two, a cup of diced ham, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil, three egg yolks (discard whites), parmesan chees...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT No Leftovers Tonight Special - MeridianDog on 8/15/13 at 4:35 pm|
Grilled Tuna Steak with lemon caper sauce, Squash Tian, Spinach Salad with nectarenes, plums, pineapple, sunflower seeds and balsamic dressing - cooked by the wife (MHNBPF). Must leave work soon and go home for dinner!
| Food and Drink Board|| Catfish Stew (photos) - MeridianDog on 8/11/13 at 10:06 pm|
We start with:
Fried Catfish, bacon, red potatoes, a large onion, celery, tomato, corn, worchestershire sauce, compound butter with cilantro and a little garlic, salt, pepper, creole seasoning.
We need to do some prep work. Cut corn fr...
| Food and Drink Board|| Shrimp Gumbo (photos) - MeridianDog on 8/10/13 at 8:30 pm|
I'm either really brave, or stupid. I suspect the latter because I'm going to share the shrimp gumbo I made today. The 1920s recipe comes from old family friends - the mother of a BR guy who served with my father in WWII.
Started with the basic stuff - chicken thighs, trinity, garlic and okra:
| Food and Drink Board|| Don't know about you, but it's McDonalds for me - MeridianDog on 8/9/13 at 1:17 pm|
At least in France.
And at least after I try a few of the other more impressive options there.
| Food and Drink Board|| With a nod to Mr Balls, a Review of College Park Popeye's - MeridianDog on 8/7/13 at 8:15 pm|
I pity you poor LA peoples who have to suffer the strain of lesser Popeye's Chicken restaurants, because the two franchise stores in Meridian are up there with the very best Popeye's has to offer.
Take the store at College Park Shopping center
828 Mississippi 19
(601) 485-8877 (...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chicken Dumplings (Photos) - MeridianDog on 8/4/13 at 4:21 pm|
This is classic southern comfort food and the wife is an expert at making it the way her granny and my granny cooked it so many years ago.
My wife (MHNBPF) tells me this will make 12 servings (those would be 12 big servings)
Start with a suitable pot, a 6 pound hen (cut up), three sticks of ce...
| Outdoor Board|| White River on Friday - MeridianDog on 8/4/13 at 2:00 pm|
Just above Cotter, Arkansas. Beautiful day.
| Food and Drink Board|| Dry Rub Recipe - MeridianDog on 7/31/13 at 1:03 pm|
I have decided to share my dry rub recipe.
To make it salt free, leave out the salt. After fooling with salt adjustments for several years, I just make it in bulk, minus the salt and then add salt as desired, depending on what I am cooking.
To make it sweeter, double the brown sugar. For some ...