Monday, March 16, 2009


For the past few weeks I have wanted to try some recipes in a cast iron pot. My plan is that when we go camping this summer I will do most of the cooking in a cast iron pot, so I want to try some things to see how they will translate to a campfire. I bought a 5 qt. Oval dutch oven for $30 (which I am told was a good deal) it is big enough to hold a chicken but yet small enough that I don’t feel like I am feeding the five thousand. This weekend I made Mexican shredded pork that I put in pie dough and turned into empanadas (turnovers). The meat turned out so tender and flavorful, I was surprised at how good it was. I got the recipe from “Cook’s Country” magazine that a friend had given me, it starts with soaking raisins in coffee and goes from there. It is one of the most ambitious cooking projects I have done. (I usually prefer to bake, I mean you add enough sugar and anything tastes good). I was very pleased that everyone seemed to like it, and Rick said I could get a new pot anytime I wanted to. Tonight I am making a chicken with veggies in white wine sauce, it sounds good, but we will see. I usually start new recipes with the idea that we can always call for pizza, which has happened a few times. (Note: anything that calls for 2 cups of soy sauce is probably a misprint, YUCK)

Monday, March 02, 2009


Just when I get the hang of blogging I get to figure something else to procrastinate about.

I started this blog because I saw my sister in law, Karin, had a blog. Well, Rick and I now have facebooks pages thanks to the encouragment of my s-i-l. Now if she mentions something about a bridge I might have to decline.

So far things are very cool and I am having fun looking up people.