Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Crazy busy......

I've been swamped, crazy busy, nuts!!! this past month or so and haven't even given much thought to making anything new for dinner. It's been almost strictly everyday cooking, the kind you can do without having to think about. You know what I mean, those tried and true, never fail meals that you can throw together without thinking about them. Sigh. I really hate it when I get to this point, but I'm about ready to break out of it again. YEAH!!!!! Got a little excited there.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some pictures from some of the senior lunches we've been cooking lately. Last week I totally spaced taking pictures, I'd made some really lovely pork roasts which we served with mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, cornbread and loose cabbage rolls. This week we're making Fried Chicken for lunch, potato salad, coleslaw, maybe some carrot salad, and Chicken and Rice. So stay tuned for that, maybe I'll remember to take pictures.

I've been reading cookbooks again, have to say they are some of my favorite reading materials. I used to collect cookbooks, but then ended up with way too many, and worse than that, the recipes in them were all variations, very few interesting dishes to try. So, I started collecting cookbooks that have been published prior to 1965, just an arbitrary cut off date, but so many of the recipes in those books don't rely on pre-packaged, precooked food. Gee, what a surprise, they didn't start off a recipe with the following: Open one can of cream of mushroom soup, whisk in a half a can of water, then layer....

You get my drift. They started out their recipes by saying things like, Take a whole chicken, place in pot with sufficient water to cover, add carrots, onions and celery and simmer for 2 hours....

That being said, here's some pictures of the lunches we make for our seniors, (and they are made from scratch). 
Poached Chicken ready to be 'picked' for Chicken and Rice

Corn Pudding and Baked Beans

Roasted Pork

Pork getting 'pulled' a part for Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Chicken for Chicken and Rice

Biscuits and Meat

Stuffed Eggs one of our wonderful volunteers makes most weeks


Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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