Our dear friends next door to us on the lake, John and Cindy read someplace in a local paper that the Lion's Club at Crooked Lake was having an Oktoberfest Feast. Since there is little or nothing to do up in northern Wisconsin during the Autumn, all four of us were in. Hey, beautiful fall … Continue reading Humble Surroundings – Awesome Food
Love Wisconsin but produce here is abysmal. Sure we're spoiled, we lived in Santa Barbara, California for over 21 years. However, northern WI is over the top, not good. We used to plan our meals based on anything we felt like eating that day. But, when we're here in WI, we go to the grocery … Continue reading Egg Foo Yong
Try this over burgers.
I love watching Chopped on Hulu. One episode the chefs were given a baked potato as a basket ingredient. One of the contestants decided to make gnocchi with the baked potato. We had two baked potatoes we did not eat after we had pigged out on king crab legs the night before, so I thought … Continue reading Baked Potato Gnocchi with Sage, Spinach and Pine Nuts
Made this last night and it turned out really good. We had some thick-cut smoked pork chops left over from Laura's mom's freezer and wanted to use them. Also had some left over butternut squash from a previous recipe (Butternut Squash Soup.) I did this in a perfect little Guardian Service vintage braising dish that … Continue reading Braised Pork Chops with Butternut Squash
As much as I write here, I'm not actually a huge presence among blogs. I mostly just write my own and keep to myself. However a friend of mine does and will occasionally send me recipes. One of them really caught my attention for a more Fall-themed meal that involved one of my favorite meats, … Continue reading Pork Chops with Shallots and Apples
Once a month, our local supermarket has a "Seafood Extravaganza," which is a big deal. They bring in hundreds of pounds of seafood and sell it all in one day. We got there early to snag some of our favorite King Crab Legs. They're expensive but once in a while you have to splurge and … Continue reading Grilled King Crab Legs
We've been in Wisconsin for over two months and today, I finally buckled and bought some Cheese Curds. Good thing the Ice Cream Stand is closed for the season or I would have payed them a visit as well. Anyway, back to cheese curds. A huge aspect of cheese curds is they have to be … Continue reading The Truth About – Cheese Curds
Found this recipe in a Woman's Day magazine. It was written intending for it to be cooked in an Instant Pot. Well, we don't have one of those up here in the North Woods of Wisconsin, but the dish sounded like something we would enjoy, so we improvised. The pasta and meatballs were supposed to … Continue reading Asian Noodles and Meatballs
Today after class, I had a serious craving for the a full on hamburger and a beer. Luckily, I live in probably the best city in the world for those two particular things. So the hard part wasn't finding a place to get them. The hard part is picking one of the many options. I … Continue reading New semester, new places to eat.