This is my version of Shrimp Louie Salad, based on Crab Louie which originated in the early 1900s on the West Coast of the US, with my summer salad favorites added in, i.e. peas, carrot, celery. The original Louie dressing is a simple combo of mayo and chili sauce, but since I was using the shrimp, I thought cocktail sauce would be a great option … Continue reading Paula’s Shrimp Pasta Salad
We grill all the time, all year, all kinds of weather, all kinds of food, but there is something special to the first bbq of the season. So, how did we get there? I had to go to my office this morning, and realized that it was almost noon and I hadn’t defrosted anything for dinner, so I went to Giant and wandered the store … Continue reading The First BBQ of Summer – Fall off the bone bbq ribs, slaw & corn on the cob
There will be no photos today. I know I’ve mentioned that Mike and I come to our marriage with different ethic backgrounds and religions. We’ve made it work for 34+ years through compromise, laughter, trust, friendship and passion. We’ve had our ups and downs, but one of the ways we’ve made it work, is to celebrate both our similarities and differences, in life, in philosophy … Continue reading Our Easter/Passover Dinner – an almost success.
Brisket is a wonderful cut of meat, and is cooked in oh so many ways. It’s the basis for Texas Brisket BBQ, Southern Brisket and a staple at Passover and Chanukah in many homes of Jewish decent. It is a piece cut from the chest of the cow and is best braised low and slow, to render the fat and make the meat tender and … Continue reading Paula’s Passover or Anytime Brisket
Today was catch up on life day in our house. My husband and I went to our son’s house, which he rents out, to do some painting. Then off and running to the Korean market, grocery store, bank and home again. I decided to do some cooking. We have both Passover and Easter coming up this week, and since we celebrate both, I planned on … Continue reading Vietnamese Noodle Bowl – or Building a Better Bun
Last week my son asked for wings. He wanted to go to the local restaurant and buy them, but it was pouring down rain and neither of us wanted to drive. I put him off and said we’d pick them up for him for dinner. Mike and I were going out and were going to pick up something for us to take with us. We … Continue reading Baked Wings – 2 styles – Hot & Spicy and BBQ
I was almost prepared for dinner tonight. I remembered to defrost the pork chops. That’s as far as it went. I was a little under the weather today having had an asthma attack this morning and just wanted to do nothing — I did sit at my laptop and handled some communications with clients, but beyond that, I didn’t move much. So, when 5:30 rolled … Continue reading Pork Chops & Old Fashioned Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing