Day 4

February 9th, 2010

Left over’s tonight. Hm-mm, perhaps this wasn’t such a good idea after all.

Day 3 Take Out

February 9th, 2010

Take Out Chinese tonight; Mike selected a delicious menu item, Twice Cooked Pork – mmmmm.

Day 2 Stovetop Baby Back Ribs

February 8th, 2010

Last night for our Super Bowl party (party of 2) Mike made a variety of his wonderful smoked baby back ribs. Mike’s a master at ribs and can make them taste fabulous under any circumstances. Since we live in a condo and have no smoker or barbecue grill available he made these in his stove top smoker. Falling off the bone good. Another way to do ribs if you don’t have or don’t want to mess with a smoker is to do them in the oven. Here’s Mike’s recipe and these are scrumptious if done right:

Sadly the Colts lost and even more sadly the ads this year were not up to par. Nothing like the classic ‘…money coming out of the wazoo…’

Day 1 Wings 2 Ways

February 6th, 2010

Like Julie Powell I’ve decided to do a foodie blog but unlike Julie I’m not going to cook a gourmet recipe every night for a year, I’m going to get my husband Mikey to cook a gourmet recipe every night and write about that. Well, every night is a bit of a stretch and, well, gourmet is a bit of a stretch too. I think we’ll be eating for the next year though so I should be able to meet that guideline… and so it begins.

Tonight Mikey cooked Wings-2-Ways. One set of wings was his usual spicy wings – taste supreme as always. The other called Savory Chicken Drummettes has a better name than outcome. Okay they were wonderful because everything Mikey makes is fabulous (are you reading this honey?) but the ‘Mikey’s Spicy’ were much better. Since we’re not using Julia Child’s cookbook, or any other cookbook for that matter I’ll put in recipe’s from time to time. Here’s the Savory Drummettes (as Mikey’s Spicys are a secret if you want it you will have to pay):


8 cloves garlic crushed

2 T honey

2 T Dijon mustard

1 T tamari or 1 1/2 regular Soy

2 T lemon juice

1/4 c olive oil

2 t salt (use seasalt if you’re into that sort of expense…Kosher if you have that, we didn’t)

1 t freshly (this is important) ground pepper

20 Chicken Drummettes

If you want the rest of the directions see Simply because, well, it’s all there.

Serve the wings with celery and blue cheese dressing and a dab of hot sauce if you dare.  Don’t drink too much before dinner or you won’t have any leftovers. You also won’t enjoy the savory taste of the wings. You will enjoy the original spicy though no matter how much you’ve imbibed.

Bon’jour and Bon Appétit

© Peg Frees; When Food Goes Wild

A Cry for Help?

November 12th, 2009

Standing in the bank today, waiting for Mike to conclude some business, I watched a woman walk away from the teller and break into tears; no not just tears, she was sobbing from the depths of her soul. I wanted to go to her and offer comfort but I was too, what, intimidated? Busy? Indifferent?

Other patrons saw the woman and made eye contact with me as they walked by as if to say, someone should do something here don’t you think? Then went out the door.

I wanted to get more of the free coffee offered in the lobby but the poor woman had stopped there herself to fill a cup and took her time by adding amendments to the brew so she was – in the way.  And still crying her heart out.  I would have had to approach her and maybe say something comforting or, what? What? What was the right thing to do? I felt for her; felt so bad for her but would I be meddling? Did she want attention or seclusion? I was conflicted.

So I waited for Mike and we both left the bank and said did you see that woman? What do you think? Should we do something?

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