Monday, February 29, 2016

Sour Cream Butter..........



When I eat a baked potato, I like a lot of butter and sour cream. So in an effort to cut back on both; I made some Sour Cream Butter with lemon. Two little scoops of this is less than the amount I use of each separately. So I have achieved my goal!





Sour Cream Butter
1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tsp lemon zest
Combine the butter, sour cream and lemon zest with a wooden spoon. Season with some salt and pepper.
Till next time........


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leftovers or Planned Overs............?

Friday night I enjoyed a fish fry dinner with friends at the American Legion. I got the Shrimp dinner (10 shrimp) and I was so full I brought more than half of it home. So last evening I enjoyed the shrimp dinner all over again. Instead of the cole slaw they served, I added some cucumbers stuffed with dill and cream cheese.
You can see they gave an enormous amount of french fries with the dinner. But they were also, very good. Enjoying the fish fry dinners during Lent is one of the things I look forward to each year.
Till next time........

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Japanese Plum Gekkeikan Wine...........

In Life, we sometimes like to take a chance and try something new. Last night I was enjoying an evening with friends and our hostess had a new flavor of wine, she had received as a gift. We all, of course, had to taste it. It was a bit sweet, definitely had a plum flavor and a bitterness that I could not put my finger on. It was not of my liking, although I am sure many would find it delicious. I have a natural curiosity about food and drink, so I was delighted to be able to try it. Thank you for letting me expand my palate last night and I had a great time with all of you.
Till next time.........

Sabbatical or Siesta...........

I was feeling burned out on this blog. I didn't feel I had anything interesting or useful to share. So I took a long Sabbatical. I needed to get refreshed and find a new purpose. So I have been gone for quite some time. I am back now and hopefully can share things of interest again. Wish me luck.
Till next time........