Lentils & Sausage Part II

So I went back, a week later, and reworked the Lentils & Sausage recipe. This time I think it’s right, simpler. The Lentils 1/2 pound French green lentils (I got these in the bulk section of Whole Foods) 1/2 box chicken stock (not broth, stock) pinch of salt 1 bay leaf 1 tsp chicken base 1/2 bunch parsely, chopped water (some, maybe another cup or more.) Rinse the lentils, pick out the bits that aren’t lentils. In a pot on Continue Reading ››

So I haven’t been actually blogging, like I thought I would, or How Lentils and Sausage Reminded Me To Blog

Blogging. I need to do it. I promised myself and some other wonderful people I would do it. And yet, I failed. So, tonight I made a lentil and sausage thing and while I liked it, it needs work before it’s a great dish. So I was thinking about how to keep track of this recipe since storing it in my head means that I’ll just make another with the same mistakes. I think the best place to track the Continue Reading ››

Salsa So Good It’s Soup

All the ingredients for yummy, yummy salsa. So good you can eat it with a spoon. 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 can Rotel 3 jalapeños, seeded 1 medium yellow onion, quartered and peeled 2 cloves garlic. Or 3, 4 or 5 peeled. 1 bunch cilantro, washed with most of the stems cut off 4 green onions, chopped into 4 lengths, root ends cut off 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons oregano 2 or Continue Reading ››

Steak Porn

We purchased a sub-primal Prime graded piece of meat at CostCo a month ago.  I’m only now getting around to blogging about it.  Mr. Pumpkin was worried the steaks would be too crusty.  They were not. The green stuff is Chimichuri, which I’ve blogged about before. I leave you with potato porn: These potatoes…I can’t tell you to make them strongly enough. They are simple and extremely tasty. And, again, with feeling: Roasted Potatoes 1. a bunch of potatoes, as many Continue Reading ››

Mr. Pumpkin’s Delicious Birthday Dinner

Yesterday was Mr. Pumpkin’s birthday.  (Mr. Pumpkin is my husband.) I did a bit of grocery shopping on Wednesday and then asked him what he would like for his birthday dinner.  In a bit of hilarity, he named exactly the dinner I had planned for Wednesday night.  So I made eggs and sausage for Wednesday instead, because breakfast is always yummy. Fiesta Mart here in Dallas has great deals on certain cuts of meat, fajita being one of the best. Continue Reading ››

Alton Brown and Good Eats

One of the things Mr. Pumpkin and I share is a love of cooking. Not just everyday open a box and heat it up cooking, but COOKING! We both enjoy well prepared food, not necessarily fancy or complex food, but a perfect steak is a thing we love, along with Alton Brown and his show Good Eats. My aunt, Tante Hertha, gave me two of the three Good Eats companion cookbooks.  We bought the missing book of the trilogy with Continue Reading ››