| 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.
| Food and Drink Board|| Look what we have in Meridian - MeridianDog on 1/12/14 at 6:20 pm|
I saw the burrito vending machine news article on the I-webs the other day and remembered that we broke the Culinary Service barrier first in Good Old Meridian.
I give to you
The Pork Chop ATM.
It is perfectly OK to be Je...
| Food and Drink Board|| Dreary Night French Onion Soup (photos) - MeridianDog on 1/10/14 at 7:42 pm|
This will be boring for some. Especially since I have done this before. If that is the case, I'm sorry. It was damp and dreary tonight, so I made French Onion Soup.
Here is what you need:
5 onions, sliced - about five cups
Beef Broth or Beef Bullion Paste (I used both)
1/4 stick butter
| Food and Drink Board|| I had no idea you could get in trouble for ordering Fries at Micky Ds - MeridianDog on 1/9/14 at 12:10 pm|
[link=(http://eater.com/archives/2013/02/28/mcdonalds-korea-kicks-out-kids-for-ordering-250-worth-of-french-fries.php)]$250.00 worth of Korean McDonalds fries[/link]
Seems like they got blasted when they ordered $250.00 worth of McDonalds Fries.
I thought McDonalds' business model was to sell ...
| Food and Drink Board|| To Keep them together - MeridianDog's Photo Recipes - MeridianDog on 1/8/14 at 1:28 pm|
This just gives me a place to store them.
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/48530075/Almond-Poppy-Seed-Cake.aspx)]Almond Poppy Seed Cake[/link]
| Food and Drink Board|| Hellmann's is near perfection - MeridianDog on 12/26/13 at 10:20 pm|
And I agree.
Even though I grew up on Blueplate and thought it was the best until the wife (MHNBPF) offered me a bite of the apple a we...
| Food and Drink Board|| Fruit Tarts (photos) - MeridianDog on 12/22/13 at 6:56 pm|
These are popular at our house and a nice dessert to take to work or a party. These were made today for our Christmas day feast - if they last that long.
One package of Puff Pastry dough from the frozen pastry department at Piggly Wiggly(Makes 18).
Two cans of fruit pie filling...
| Food and Drink Board|| A Simple Breakfast Casserole (photos) - MeridianDog on 12/22/13 at 1:47 am|
We are making the stuff (and popping it into the freezer until needed) for our multi day family Christmas get together this week. The intent is to get several things prepped and frozen so we can enjoy everyone with minimal cooking time.
I am not sure if this dish has a name. We have cooked this f...
| Food and Drink Board|| Lasagna - A Christmas Meal in Progress (photos) - MeridianDog on 12/22/13 at 12:39 am|
We will have a house full of family this next week, beginning sometime around 2:00 am tonight when the son from Pennsylvania gets here. The wife (MHNBPF) allowed me (with close supervision) to make her famous lasagna recipe for storage in the freezer until Christmas eve, when both sons and their fam...
| 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 ...