Cooking is a big part of my daily routine at A Delightsome Life. I keep it easy at most times and go all out at others. Each morning I fix Dearest, and Darling Daughter – when she’s home, a cooked breakfast. I prepare lunch to take, except for Thursdays – Chicken Thursday – as we have come to call it. Where my husband works, the kitchen will prepare fried Chicken and all the fixins – and being a Southern boy – he loves fried chicken. Each night, I fix dinner for the two of us – I have developed a menu of late to assist with shopping plans and to save time and to make my life easier – omitting the
‘what’s for dinner‘ question that had occurred around 4 p.m.
|I schedule chicken and fish about three times each throughout the week. This is Fish and Grits|
Oftentimes, I find I might run out of an ingredient for a recipe and I look for alternatives – substitutions. Some creative recipes can come from those situations. Once such occasion occurred when I was a teenager – my father was a born chef – he was grilling steaks and used Cinnamon to season the steak rather than his normal seasonings; he was ‘experimenting’. That was the best steak I have ever had…’Experimenting’ became a part of my culinary life from that moment on.
You can read more about Substitutions Allowed and some of my recent forays in substitution cooking here.
Now here are some marvelous posts that were shared last week
Home and Garden Thursday
Creative uses for the Armoire are shared by Pamela at The Backwoods Cottage. This is a kitchenette! The coolest thing since sliced bread! This makes my head spin with ideas! Check out her post, find the original use of the armoire and a few other creative uses for an armoire!
From The Redeemed Gardener‘s blog Clint’s wife Dana shared this mouthwatering recipe for Carolina Mac-n-Cheese. A recipe I will definitely add to my menu plan! Clint also shared a couple other posts – What is a Christian is well researched and written – worth checking out.
Our dear friend the Lady Farmer has a number of blogs – The Sewing Room is one and she has shared a sweet lampshade slipcover tutorial. I am having a hard time sitting still to finish this post – she has sparked my imagination for an idea to slipcover a lampshade I have that is very similar in color to hers!
Such a romantic practice and so Victorian! Shirley at Sweet Romantic Notions shared her Gardener’s Press, some flowers she pressed and cards created from these flowers. Oh, how I wish I’d preserved the beauty of some of my spring blooms – I haven’t pressed flowers in some time – I am inspired to begin again!
How would you answer the question posed by Sandi on her blog, The Wonders of Doing? She has a gardenia bush bursting with blooms – she shares some ideas and a recipe for making your own homemade Gardenia Perfume! How delicious!
I so enjoyed each one of your posts – I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday – as with any party – it is fun to mingle with those you know and to make new acquaintances. I encourage you to visit as many as you are able through the week – you may find some very lovely, creative fellow bloggers and new friends.
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