February is one of my busiest months. There are 7 birthdays, Valentines day, Super bowl, and it is national Bird month as well.
This year is no different then any other year. Well maybe a little different, now Mom lives with us so no 3 night birthday trip for Bill and I. That has always been a tradition with us. We both have February birthdays so we would give ourselves a little
break from the world and enjoyed life together. That isn't all that is different this year. This winter has been mild so the birds are feeding themselves and don't need my help, and Bill decided that this would be a good time to rip out my kitchen. Don't get
me wrong it needed ripping but the timing is less then perfect.
February is one of my biggest cooking months. Birthday dinners, super bowl snacks, and Valentines dinner. Every weekend this month there is a dinner I am cooking for no less then 8 people.
Super bowl I was lucky and my kitchen was all in tact it was just in the planning stage then. The following weekend the first of the Birthday dinners and the biggest of them all finds half my kitchen in the dinning room and all the cabinets gone. The
morning of that party I was up at dawn putting my kitchen back together and scrubbing the house(all while playing with my lil miss Madeline) Thank goodness I found a recipe for a crock pot pork shoulder. Still after the house is back in order it is time to
start cooking. I was so happy that I had a sink, stove and counter to work with and I wasn't trying to cook out of the dining room,( that will come later) By the time I sat down for dinner I was exhausted and that was my Birthday dinner. This past weekend
another Birthday dinner and yep you guessed it this was the weekend my sink and largest counter top were ripped out not to be replaced until late Monday night. ( thank God for presidents day and an extra day off) I have to say cooking with out a sink is very
tricky, I kept trying to put things in the sink and to wash my hands. LOL it was fun to say the least.
At this point you may be asking your self what does this have to do with a faceless frenzy. Well I have a friend named Penny, some of you may know her and if you do you know her hobby is making recipes that don't have pictures and giving them one. Well
she has gotten me hooked on picture-less recipes as well and I can't help it now when I look for recipes they need to be without a face. Yep that it right almost every dish I made for all the dinners and snacks so far have been faceless recipes. The ones that
weren't faceless were repeats of recipes I had put a picture to and really liked. Like
I have made this recipe 3 times now and will most likely keep on using it. I made them for my Birthday dinner and my guest were having a polite tug a war over the last 2. They are so tender that you can pull all the meat off in one bite.
My newest treasure in recipes is one I was not sure if I would like it or not, I really didn't like it I loved it.
If you like green bean done what I think of as southern style, cooked with bacon and potatoes you will like this recipe.
I am not a fish fan however Mom and Bill are, so in order to make them happy as well as improving our eating habits I went looking and found 2 very good recipes for white fish. Both with out a picture. I was very happy to put a picture to both of them
and Bill was thrilled to see me eat fish of any kind. There was no breading or frying the fish 1 was poached and the other baked. I liked them both but if asked to chose I would pick the tomato and fennel broth with white fish.
Take a look in my recipe box and you will see I have a few new favorites and recipes to be repeated over and over again. I need to high light one more recipe because it was so so good and it just needs to be shared. using chicken breast, soup, and stuffing
mix and your oven you get a little Thanksgiving meal any time of the year. Add cranberry sauce & mashed potatoes as a side and green beans to the baking dish and you would think you were eating Thanksgiving dinner.
Not sure who Barbara is but she has a real winner in the recipe.
I have a kitchen to put semi back together today and a list of recipes to try. February is only half done and there are thousands of recipes waiting to be tasted and pictured. I think with my sink, stove, & fridge all in place as well as 2 counter tops,it
will now be less frenzy and more fun.
Happy Cooking Everyone,