Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Formal Dinner

Yesterday I shared the Lowney’s cookbook description of the 12 courses in a formal dinner party.  Lowney’s actually has a sample menu for a formal dinner and here it is; First Course – Oysters or Clams in Shells, Brown Bread Sandwiches … Continue reading

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Meal Preparation in the Old Days

Saturday George and I hit a couple of estate sales.  Neither one had anything that we needed.  But the Landmark sale had something I wanted, besides the CFL lightbulbs we purchased for 50 cents each; two really old cookbooks.  From … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Another

The Sandhill Crane is located in Corrales, New Mexico; also called the land of enchantment.   We came under that spell the first time we visited New Mexico over 12 years ago.   But when you live in a place you often … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day

Our daughter, Samantha (Sam), arrived last night and will be staying with us for a few days!  She and her husband live in Chicago and we don’t get to see them as often as we would like.  So for the next few days, … Continue reading

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Short Ribs for Two

Last week I went to a bonus class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.  The menu they were trying out included Braised Short Ribs, creamed corn, a tomatillo and poblano conserva and a lemon curd/filo dessert.  I decided I would try my … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday

George and I don’t watch much football; we follow the Chicago Bears who were abysmal this year.  But the Super Bowl is must see viewing in our house – partly for the commercials.  Normally Sunday night dinner is pretty involved as Sunday … Continue reading

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New Mexican Omelette

This morning I made omelettes with a new filling combination.  Usually I make Denver omelettes; ham, cheese, tomato and green pepper.  Today’s omelette had the same basic ingredients but with an added twist.  I marinated the ham for a few minutes in adobo sauce.  … Continue reading

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