Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Watershed Macaroni And Cheese

There are two schools of thought when it comes to mac and cheese.  One is to make a cheesy white sauce and toss noodles into it, top with more cheese and bake.  This is what I normally do.

The second kind is a baked noodle custard.  This is what I did this time:

I used Scott Peacock's recipe exactly.  Here it is.  I know it does not look like enough noodles but trust me, it is.  It is more like a casserole than mac and cheese.  I needed more cheese.  Yohboh said it reminded him of the casseroles his grandmother from Vienna Georgia would make.  And Vienna is pronounced Vie-anna.

But the next time I make mac and cheese I am going back to what I usually do.  Because I like a lot of cheese in my mac and cheese.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fairytale Pumpkins

It was not a good year for pumpkins.  Last year, I think I harvested 20-30 pumpkins.  This year only two.
I tried a new variety this year:


These are French Fairytale Pumpkins.  They were the ones used to make Cinderella's carriage.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pork Chop Nirvana

We ate the pork chops from our meat CSA.

This is what they looked like raw:

They are much fattier than a pork chop I have ever bought at a grocery store.

Yohboh grilled them with just salt and pepper.

And I have to say, it was the best pork chop I have ever eaten.  We have N. over for dinner so three adults and two children ate three of these pork chops.  They were so rich that all of us were satisfied with the three.

Yohboh called it pork chop nirvana.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Riverview Farms Meat CSA

I wanted to try the Riverview Farms meat CSA for a while.


Well I am curious to see if there is a huge difference in the taste of ethically raised meat.

And the idea of buying directly from farmers appeals.

And I want to be a hipster foodie.

So I ordered ten pounds of  meat as well as the charcuterie package, because well I am a sucker for charcuterie.  Processed meats make Minjenah a happy happy girl.

I awaited the pick up date anxiously.  It was a similar anticipation to Christmas morning.

This is what I got in the ten pounds of meat:


Three pounds of ground beef
Two pounds of pork sausage
2 and a half pounds of pork shoulder
2 and a half pounds of pork chops

The charcuterie came with this:

Some Braunschweiger
Ham and
Smoked Trout

I will taste and tell if it is as good as I hope.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rainy Days Need


Rainy days need split pea soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yard Sale Find

For three dollars I am the proud owner of a 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Collection.


Sunday, October 6, 2013


Leftovers can be awesome!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Birthday Dinner for a Two Year Old

Homemade Pizza

Chocolate Cake

Cake was well received.