In the Kitchen with Mom of 8

Thursday, July 7, 2011

leaving Blogit for real

As a result of being very busy with other writing projects (paying gigs!), school, family and the re-vamping of my website, I have decided to quit Blogit. At least for now. I have enjoyed Blogit for many years and appreciate those who have made me feel welcome and showed an interest in my writing. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beef Bourguignon, Citrus Mousse and Heartbreak

Start the evening before the luncheon and make a custard with orange juice, sugar, cornstarch, lemon and lime juice and a little butter. Grate the peels of a lemon, a lime and two large oranges, then candy each separately, adding yellow, green and orange food coloring to each, accordingly. Squeeze... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Like Mamma used to make

Get a large 'value pack' of cubed steaks, a bowl of milk and a container with about 3 cups of flour. Add generous amounts of salt, pepper and garlic powder or whatever other spices you like to the flour. Heat up the old faithful electric skillet to about 350 degrees and pour in a few tablespoons of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Super Supper Birthday dinner flop

Its Monday and hubby is cooking. He starts by taking all of the containers of leftovers out of the refrigerator and setting them out on the counter. A quick sniff of each and a few questions about when it was served will determine whether or not it makes it to the table. Within a few minutes, both... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

dancing, baking, pondering and giving

Drop the kids off at school, clean the kitchen up from breakfast, break out the flour, sugar, butter, mixer, pans and a pair of good speakers; it's time to dance and bake! Be sure to have a good cause to bake for, like raising money for the firehouse to be able to build a training field for rescue... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Beanies and Weenies and Changes- Oh My!

Toss some Oscar Myer bun length Franks (which by the way are A LOT of trouble to get out of those really tightly sealed packages!) into a heated electric frying pan and arrange. Heat up the cast iron skillet in the oven with a little oil in it and mix up some corn bread batter. (Don't forget to add... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

remind me never to do that again...

Bit off more than I could chew with this one! Back to making the Amish bread but this time I decided that since everyone loves it so much that they gobble it up in a few days, I'd make a double batch. Which would have been fine except for a few little complications. For one thing, kneading bread... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Teriyaki Pork Chops and Philosophy

Sear the pork chops in the big electric frying pan with a little extra light tasting olive oil, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder then hit it with a generous bath of teriyaki sauce. Add water and simmer on medium low heat for about half an hour. Meanwhile, make a pot of soft, fluffy rice... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer time treats

Sometimes the kitchen is host to delectable summertime treats. Garden-fresh lettuce, summer squash, large, juicy heirloom tomatoes, watermelon and scratch-made peach cobbler. This makes the kitchen a happy place but often doesn't happen until June or so. Well today we got a foretaste of summer for... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 22, 2011

homemade amish bread

start with freshly ground whole grain golden wheat flour, available at Amish and Menonite stores. In a bowl, mix quick-acting yeast, warm water, salt and sugar. Stir and let sit a few minutes. Add more water, honey, an egg, some oil, melted butter, a cup of the flour and some gluten. Beat with mixer... Sign in to see full entry.

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