Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ms Curtis's Cat

This is Mrs Curtis's cat that found her way to our house for a snack. She is a pretty cream or blond color. We have not seen her in a while now hope she is ok.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baked Salmon with Basil Pesto and Tomatoes

We made this before really good home grown tomatoes are coming in and we know this would be soooo much better with a home grown tomatoes.
2 salmon fillets about 6 oz each
2 tsp. olive oil
4 tsp basil pesto (we bought some from Sams but later this year we are going to try the real thing.)
we used 1 Roma tomato.
Preheat oven to 450
Tear two pieces of foil big enough to wrap salmon with some overlapping.
Place 2 tsp. of oil on foil in center place salmon on top of oil.
Spread each piece of salmon with 2 tsp each then arrange tomatoes on top.
Wrap other piece of foil on top and seal edges.
Place packet on baking sheet and cook 15 minutes
Remove from oven and let sit 2-3 minutes. Open carefully and serve while salmon and tomatoes are hot.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pasta and cheese

We did not have any of the pasta shells the dish called for but we used some pasta called radiatore. We also felt it was a little dry maybe less bread crumbs or because we used the wrong pasta?
1 lb small or med pasta shells
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. fontina cheese shredded
pinch of nutmeg
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 fresh grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400
cook pasta according to directions just till 1 2 minutes shy of al dente
dice 4 tablespoons of butter in a large mixing bowl. Warm cream in a small sauce pan or microwave. Cover and keep warm
When pasta is cooked add to bowl and toss to coat well, next stir in warm cream and cheese till it starts to melt.
Salt to taste and nutmeg
Pour into a butter 2 quart casserole dish. Melt remaining butter and mix in panco breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, toss with a fork and sprinkle evenly over pasta.
Bake until sauce is bubbling and top turns golden brown about 20 minutes.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What I have been up to

Hello everyone I cannot believe it has taken me so long to post anything but let me tell you why I have been away.

It all started when it was wash day and wife thought she heard water running. Trip out side found a lake growing in the back yard and under the house. Not good.

I was out of town the coming week so all running of water was cut to a minimal so it could dry out and I could get under the house next weekend. We did have a loose pipe and thought that was it but when we washed there it was again and we could not see where it was coming from. So that meant under ground. OH NO.

Another week went by with out using much water no cooking just sandwiches so we didn’t use much water again to dry out.

Had a plumber come out that Sat and he ran a snake down the hole and thank the Lord it was not a broke pipe but roots. Yea! I was getting tired of sandwiches.

Above is one of the other Toms that come by for a snack we call him Badger.