Do you ever just drift off while standing in front of the open refrigerator door, wondering just what to make for breakfast in the morning? I’ve found myself doing just that more times than I can count. After Cinco de Mayo, I found Chicken Fajita Omelettes were an interesting way to use up some left overs. Now I had tortillas to deal with . . .
First off let me give a big thank you ever so much to Ree of Pioneer Woman for inspiring Carol over at Are We There Yet with these awesome make-ahead breakfast burritos. I’ve taken Carol’s spin on the recipe and just as she did with the original, I’ve run with it. While my spin is more work than Carol’s recipe, it is also more in keeping with Ree’s rendition. What truly caught my eye was the freezing aspects that Carols’ recipe offered. I went with the Hobo Breakfast Potatoes rather than use the Hash Brown Simple Potatoes. The Simple Potatoes would cut a great deal of the prep work out of the equation. So why did I go with the Hobo Breakfast Potatoes?
Hubby checked the Menu for the week that I keep posted on the refrigerator door. Posting the menu for the week avoids that question “what’s for dinner?” My guys can read it and decided if they are pouring a glass of milk, soda or iced tea to have with dinner. That evening’s menu read Rump Round Pesto Roast, Lemon Herb New Potatoes and Glazed Tarragon Carrots. Hum, sounded like a milk meal to him.
We had games hens on the meal planner this week. I had planned to make Portuguese Grilled Chili Basted Game Hens, a family favorite that was long over due. Step one: buy the game hens. Check. Step two: thaw hens in the refrigerator early in the week. Check. Step three: begin to marinate game hens 48 hours prior to grilling. Missed that step. Okay, how about 24 hours? Nope, got side tracked yet again. Eight hours? Not happening. Yet there they were – these beautiful game hens just sitting in the refrigerator, waiting to be cooked. I could hear them calling to me. Get creative. We deserve something out of the ordinary. And the hens were right, I really didn’t want to make any of my standard roasted game hen recipes no matter how delicious those recipes might be. It was far too warm a day to have the oven puffing away at 400 degrees for several hours. Nope, we were cooking outside. Sunday afternoon rolled around and it was time to punt. Continue reading “Punting with Spice Rubbed Barbecue Game Hens”
This is one of those yummy Italian dishes that screams side of Spaghetti in a Marinara Sauce if you please! And don’t skimp on the green vegetables – maybe steamed broccoli or Asparagus kissed with Italian herbs. The menu practically writes itself. I love simple dishes that commands attention without screaming for it, know what I mean? This chicken is perfect for a family sit-down supper. A couple of plump breasts go a long way. Yeah, I like this dish. What about you?
One of the things I love about County Fairs or Street Fairs are the grilled sausages. Hot links, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage – while the “sausages” vary in type and seasoning, the cooking method is pretty much the same. Grill and serve. Pile on the sautéed onions and peppers and enjoy. Around these parts, the only street sausages to be had must hail from the tiny town of Lockford. It’s a hole in the wall meat company that makes all their own sausages. If you want to get some of their awesome meats to grill up at home, you need to get there early, as in before the doors even open. Then prepare to stand in line because there is always a crowd.
Once upon a time people ate Bison (Buffalo) meat not because it was cool or trendy or even the latest health kick but because it was there – roaming free and in abundance. Long before Europeans stepped foot in North America and lay claim to the land, native peoples hunted the Bison for more than just food. Nothing of these majestic animals went to waste. We could learn a lot from the past.