Being a member of a CSA is a little like being invited to a stranger’s house for dinner and then being told that you have to cook it with whatever they have on hand. Since you never know for sure what you’re going to get it’s hard to know what you’re going to make. That can be both a curse (Goody! Kale and 50 pounds of tomatoes again…) or a blessing – as it was in this case. Continue reading
Oh, Chicken. How we love thee. Your copious amounts of deliciously lean protein and goes-great-with-everything style beguile us. You are our rock. We count on you. We know that we will have a long and fulfilling relationship with you. In chicken we never doubt. In chicken dinner shall always be waiting. Chicken, you will always be there for us.
And yet – and yet – sometimes you just seem like regular old chicken. Boring old chicken. Dear God, I can’t believe that…we have to eat…chicken… Continue reading
Having never roasted a Chicken before (can you believe it?), we decided that it was high time we gave it a shot. Man oh man, we won’t be waiting very long before we do this again, that’s for sure. It was awesome! Moist and really, really flavorful and way better than we expected for a first try. Continue reading
This is an über-dooper easy dinner salad that’s a fun twist on chef’s salads. The only real trick with this one is that you’ve got to be ready to serve it when the mushrooms are done sautéing, else-wise you’ll serve a warm, cheesy, steaming pile of mushy lettuce and mushrooms, not-so-very-much-good… Continue reading
So, we were supposed to bring a salad to dinner and Mom & Dad’s. The bummer was that we didn’t have any lettuce or greens of any kind. What we did have, though, was bunches of fresh beans from our trusty CSA. And we knew they were delicious because we’ve been getting them for a couple of weeks. We threw in some of the fresh Basil we’ve been getting and had the start of a rockin’ summer salad… Continue reading
We can always rely on Mom & Dad Cook to impress us with a fun top-notch dish, and this is as good an example as we can think of: rich, flavorful Étouffée with meaty chunks of chicken, big succulent shrimp, and some spicy Andouille Sausage. Continue reading