Friday, February 22, 2013

What is for Supper?

We are not too big on variety in meals. We have our favorites and they are definitely not elaborate. We seldom have beef anymore, but one of my favorite meals is stew beef in gravy over rice or mashed potatoes, and throw in a green veggie.


Just before sundown, one of our favorite meals.

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(This meal looks pretty danged bland, but we had left over cabbage and mashed potatoes  with two drum sticks)

But my most favorite meal, taste wise and very simple to fix, is Chicken with rice or mashed potatoes. I use a can of fat free broth and either two thighs or 4 legs (all skinless since I want to live forever,lol) in the pressure cooker for 25-28 minutes. We like to eat part of the bones, our parents taught us that was good for you. I like green peas and some carrots. I have started adding a little honey or a pack of sweetener to the carrots (I will take advice on alternate  sweeter for the carrots).


(Garlic hanging in the French Quarter, Nawlins)

I  use two tablespoons of Corn starch to a 1/2 cup cold water and pour in the broth for the gravy.  I know nothing about herbs and spices so I use a spoon full of minced garlic & Ms. Dash original on the chicken in the pressure cooker. 

We seldom have bread, sometimes Sherry will use the GRANDS. (Or Evelyn will give us some of her famous cheese biscuits) I like to fry bread in the skillet myself (if I fix it), mama called it a hoe-cake. I am sure I could eat his every day for supper, but my girl likes a little variety.


(Supper with Jim & Shirl, dat’s Shirl’s BIG dessert!)

Sherry is a great cook, but in our later years I am trying to relieve her of the responsibility. She always thanks me when I cook,  It is about my time after all the thousands of delicious meals she has cooked.  I really do enjoy cooking, and most of the time it is pretty good.


(Supper with Darla & Bill in WI, she sets a pretty table and delicious)

Sherry has chosen her favorite meal to fix as Salmon patties, cabbage, pinto beans and cornbread. Adding chow-chow and onions.  We drink prepared green tea in a jug(I hope that is good for you), we have skipped sodas altogether.


(Supper with the Conrad’s at David Luke & Holly’s house, We have never had the Island, but I love them)

Those are our staple meals. For filler days I love to make homemade fresh vegetable or tomato basil soup.

I see what many of you have, and it always looks delicious. Any favorites of your family?

Nite Shipslog


I have an aggravating habit of trying to wash dishes and clean up as I go, so after the meal there are few dishes to wash.



The original back seat driver was a man!


Chatty Crone said...

I think you eat better than most of the population!!!!!!!!!! You do great. I think honey is good for you. Green tea too. And what a sweet guy for helping to cook!

Jackie said...

This sounds sooo delish! Reminds me of "What's For Supper" from Hee Haw...all delicious-sounding meals.
You are a gem for cooking for Sherry; I'm sure that she appreciates it.
We are getting some rain here in South Jawja. We need it!
Have a great weekend.

Mevely317 said...

Gosh, but these meals sound comforting! Know what struck my eyeballs? The nice place settings in your first paragraph. T n' I oftentimes ponder why we never sit at the table anymore ... eating our separate (veeeery separate!) meals on TV trays.
I'm so blessed that he's the chief cook/bottle-washer in the family, so I "get" your kudos to Sherry.

Have a sweet eve ...

Jean said...

You‘re making me hungry and I just ate a mashed sweet baked potatoes with butter in it and a pork chop. Your dinner look so good. That Dar and Mel is two great cooks also and not forget Shirls desert so good. Grover says he can cook, but I wonder why he doesn't do it. lol. Raining, raining and more raining here in Al. Take care. Jean

Paula said...

Sounds like you and Sherry eat mostly healthy. We eat at the hospital cafeteria a lot as it is right up the street and we get a good senior discount. Now that they have the chef we've been eating a lot of differnt things like collard greens and they were so good the way he fixed them. Also recently he had pasta with mushrooms and some kind of dressing. It was good too.

Dar said...

When I read your title, What's for Supper?, right away I thought of Grandpa Jones too, from HeeHaw. I see you are eating good food. Bill is such a meat and potato guy that it's hard to get him to eat anything else. He will eat rice, but doesn't like it much. He said he ate it nearly every day when he was growing up. His brother feels the same. I love it, just like I love my mashed potatoes. You and Bill are sweet to cook for us gals sometimes. Bill likes to cook breakfast.
Shirl sure makes a beautiful dessert and I scroll down and lo and behold, pork roast with all the trimmings. Maybe the homemade applesauce,we grew up on it.
My favorite dinner is still Mom's Easter dinner of baked ham, German Potato Salad and cranberries with oranges and walnuts.
You are a love.

Anonymous said...

Yum, it all looks good. A right classy trifle Shirl has there.
I married a rare bird who doesn't eat chicken; if that don't beat all!
I don't do anything that's too involved. A quick veggie is to microwave frozen broccoli florets in the microwave - a little water, 2 mins., stir, 2 more mins., voila!
The microwave is a pretty handy appliance. Tonight I wasn't expecting hubby for supper, so when he showed up I did something quick and easy. I peeled, cored, and chopped 3 Gala apples, sprinkled a little water on them. Nuked them for 2 mins., stirred, and nuked for another min. Meanwhile, I cubed two lightly toasted pieces of honey wheat bread. Then I mixed some brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon with the apples and tossed in the toast cubes. That sat while I sauteed a few slices of smoked sausage and scramble a few eggs in the sausage. Just before serving my microwave bread pudding, I tossed some pecans on it and nuked for one more min. at 50% power. Drizzled a smidgen of half-n-half, a little whipped cream, and another dusting of cinnamon.
Raisins or dates would have been good in it too.

shirl72 said...

Well the meals sound good. I try
to eat healthy. I bet I cannot
duplicate the desert again. I am going to make soup tomorrow without meat. Keep on eating

betty said...

I like the type of cooking and eating you and Sherry do, Jack; it sounds like something good and delicious and nutritious! Not sure what to put on the carrots; I tend to eat them plain or sometimes hubby will spice them a bit.

Hubby does the majority of our cooking here; like I mentioned before, I get the recipes and he cooks them; it works :)

We like to cook 4-5 chicken breasts in a crockpot and then shred the meat; we use the meat for burritos, salads, sandwiches over the next three days in a variety of ways; always tastes delicious!

and now I'm hungry :)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think it is nice that you help out with the cooking. Many men do love to cook. Your dinners sound healthy and nutritious. I just got a head of cabbage at the grocery store and I'm going to cook that with some potatoes carrots and Kielbassa. It'll be a meal that will last me several days. I like it when I have leftovers to heat up. Only really have to cook a couple times a week that way. That picture of the sun setting is beautiful. What a view you have there.

Anonymous said...

Shirl prepares in portions similar to all my Dad's Italian friends. I honestly don't know how some of them are alive, well into their
80s, having eaten all that food. How long did it take Shirl & family/friends to get to the bottom of that dessert?

Ken Riches said...

I love to BBQ when the weather permits.

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Louis la Vache said...

Now that is one BODACIOUS dessert that Shirl had!

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