Tag: Pork

Cheap Dinner Date

Chef Husband, “Any ideas for dinner?” Me: “Nope.” Chef Husband: (half) jokingly, “Hey, I think there’s a can of SPAM in the cabinet.” Guess what I went looking for…  With a challenge before me, to overcome and elevate a less than desirable product, my first instinct was to treat this […]

Out of the Frying Pan

We’re moving on from empanadas to egg rolls. Both take a “dough” wrapper of sorts, are filled with a mixture, and then sealed with egg wash, before cooking. Though we used biscuit dough and baked the empanadas, today would be a lesson in frying. I have never fried before, mainly due […]

Mushroom Duxelles

Mushroom Duxelles sounds very fancy and complicated; however it is quite the opposite. As Chef Husband turned up the heat on the stove, he would pass me the baton (knife) to rough chop the mushrooms. Into the sautée  pan went the butter, which melted and bubbled over medium-high heat. In […]

Dux in a Row

Looking ahead to tomorrow, since today was already booked with a family engagement, we have a set of plump pork chops in the fridge, waiting for their calling in life. Considering the ingredients we have on hand (mushrooms, green onions, cream), Chef Husband’s plan is to teach me how to […]

Simple Palate Cleanser

Tonight was our wine group gathering. Three couples, four courses, eight wines. Each couple brought the makings for a dinner course to pair with their wine selections. We started off the evening with some bubbly and an appetizer with Brie Cheese atop a slice of Baguette, topped with fresh pear […]