Tuesday, August 31, 2010

End of August

I am ending August with an array of pictures of food I made and photographed, but never blogged about. For various reasons. I am trying to clean up and organize my photo files because I want to install a new photo editing program. I hope you enjoy gazing at some of my B-list foods.

Antipasto salad. Tasted good at the time, but all my photos were kind of ugly. And that garbanzo bean skin on the cube of cheddar cheese, near the bottom, drives me nuts.

Hoppin' John Stuffed Giant Zucchini. This zuke came from our neighbor's garden and was huge! Over a foot long. I had great hope for this meal, but it was just, "OK".

Cowboy Skillet Supper. That is what I named it at the time. It was ground beef, beans, some other stuff I'm sure, cheese was probably in there, and topped with cornbread. Served with salsa and sour cream. Ho-hum.
Marinated, skewered, and grilled flank steak. Tasted really good, but looks hideous.
French Dip Sandwich. I cooked a roast for this one, and made the au jus from scratch. In the end, I scorched my provolone cheese and got mad.

Empanadas. These were a lot of work and I expected them to taste awesome. Alas, they didn't even make it to "OK". I would relegate them to "not bad" catagory. I'm determined to try Empanadas again when the weather gets cooler.

What is this? I never knew what to call it. It is not really Maque Choux because I left the corn on the cob. It is not Gumbo--no roux. And it isn't Jambalaya. It was quite delicious, made with fresh okra, black eye peas, and some of my home canned tomatoes. But it just seemed like such a mutt of a dish.

Fried Chicken Tenders with Rice and Gravy and Buttered Butter Beans. We both really enjoyed eating this dinner very much. But some things just seem so ordinary, what's to blog about?


  1. A painfully honest post. One of my favorites.

    BTW, Rocquie, I'll be down in your area later this month. I want to go inside the basilica this time. And back to Early Girl Eatery. Can you suggest other places for me? Thanks in advance.

  2. Hmmm, edit photos? Maybe I should learn, my stuff doesn't look as good as your "B" list.

  3. Everything looks so delicious (especially the stuffed giant zucchini) - regardless of whether or not you liked your photos.
    Btw - I really had to look for the garbanzo bean skin in the first photo! ;-)

  4. Love your "B List" photos! I had a similar experience with empanadas so I'd love to know how it goes the next time. Saw some beautiful okra at the Farmers Market yesterday, but have no idea what to do with it... wish I had known about the "not really Maque Choux."

  5. The cajun dish -- maybe a succotash?