Jul 27, 2010

Some Hits and a Miss

July 27, 2010

Has this blog been neglected, or what? I absolutely hate it when work gets in the way of my internet time. I work part-time for a reason, and it's not because of my kids if you know what I mean.

In spite of my work projects, we've had some good stuff popping up in the kitchen at my joint. In case you haven't yet noticed, I'm knee deep in Adult ADD and couldn't follow a recipe if the life of my dog depended on it, so I just make sh!t up. And sometimes, it really does taste like sh!t.

But this was okay:

CSA kale and summer squash sauteed in olive oil, drizzled with red wine vinegar and topped with a big ass slab of mozzarella. I love cheese, especially fresh mozzarella. And I'll tell you what, if it didn't make me all kinds of constipated, I'd eat it every day.

This was good, too:

I put three potatoes in the microwave and mashed 'em up with CSA green onion, CSA garlic, CSA dill, some olive oil, and half a stick of butter.

And this? Well this was good enough to serve up at The Olive Garden--my mark of true culinary greatness:

Pasta tossed with sauteed with CSA squash and kale. I added four million pounds of salt and a bucket of olive oil. What can I say? It gave it a good flavor.

These are refrigerator pickles. Perfect for those of us who are too lazy to can things:

All you do is soak your CSA cucumbers in vinegar, salt, peppercorns, and whatever else you feel like putting in. Sometimes I like to add Ring Dings, or those soft carmel candies with the white dot in the middle.

And finally we had this tonight. It's Cabbage Au Gratin and I actually used a real life recipe:

It was just okay. I think it would work best served at a nursing home, or a work camp for refugees. I still have a whole mess of cabbage au gratin to finish up, so I plan to make the best of it by smothering it in bacon.

For those of you who really love old people food, here's the recipe:

Saute 1 sliced cabbage and 1 chopped onion in 1 TBSP of butter for 20 minutes over medium heat.
Add 1.5 cups of milk and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer on low for 5 minutes.
Add 4 well beaten eggs and stir continuously.
Add .75 cup of bread crumbs and keep on stirring.
Top with bread crumbs and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

It's best served on a TV tray while wearing a house dress.


  1. Your photos are getting fabulous. Perhaps you can start adding food stylist to your already impressive resume.

  2. You can visit, but the cabbage au gratin can't:)