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What Joey K has to say!

3 More Faces for Dinner. 
 
Mar. 14, 2013 4:55 am 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 6:37 am
This is not a required activity or a contest or even a frenzy it is just something I like to do. I like to cook food and then take photos of the food,so finding recipes without pictures is to my of thinking just too much fun to ignore.When my entire dinner is faceless and review-less it is like a bonus,when the entire meal is actually good it is even more of a bonus. Well I got even more of a bonus last night for dinner. 
 Yep from the salad to the main course faceless review-less recipes and they all worked together to make a tasty filling and satisfying dinner. Moms sugar level was up and she was not feeling well so no dessert or it would have been 4 faces for dinner. As it was the beans had a little sugar in them and I had to serve her salad dry because the dressing was high in sugar. The salad was sweet and salty so we didn't miss dessert that much anyway.
 Dinner started with a Spinach and Strawberry salad with BACON, I love bacon. The recipe called for bacon bits something I never use, it didn't bother me a bit to cook up some bacon. In fact it worked out perfectly all my stove top cooking was done in the pan I fried the bacon in. A lot less dishes that way and a little added flavor to all the other dishes. I gave this salad a 4 star because as written it is so so and other then cooking my own bacon bits I followed the recipe. I will use the salad again with a homemade Poppy seed dressing and add a squirt or 2 of lemon juice.
Next came the green beans these got mixed reviews in my house and I was the only one that really liked them. I used the same skillet I had used for the bacon and chops, the smell of onion and garlic cooking in bacon grease is like the best perfume on the market every one finds it intoxicating. The addition of cinnamon to the beans was a great idea it took beans in tomato sauce to the next level. At least I think so. I gave this recipe a 4 because I was the only one that really liked them. If you like cinnamon , Lebanese, exotic types of food you should give this a try. I won't get away with it often but I will make this again. It is an easy flavorful recipe. If Bill had been even a little enthused about the beans this recipe would have gotten a 5 from me.
 This last dish is 5 stars on many levels not the least being the rice actually worked as the recipe is written. There was no reviews on this recipe to help me out so I took it on faith that the rice would cook. The liquid to rice ratio was right and the timing something I forgot to look at when I read the recipe was also correct. Only one little problem it takes 1 hour  and 45 minutes to cook. I missed my 6 0clock dinner bell because I didn't read the cooking time until I was putting it in the oven at 5:30. I have been off all week with the time change but this time I can not blame the time change even a little bit. This time it was all me. This is such a straight forward recipe that I did it from memory and didn't flip the kindle on until I needed a cooking time for the timer. It was worth the wait. I followed the recipe as written except I only used 2 chops. The rice was perfectly done the meat tender and full of flavor and the vegetables just added the finishing touch. I did change one thing but I don't really think it counts I used my own home made very rich and flavorful beef broth. I try hard not to use canned any thing,as well as prepared broths and stock. I keep chicken, beef,& ham on hand in the freezer at all times. At least I try to.
There you go the 3 faces of dinner! 
                                         Happy Day to Everyone!

 
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Comments
Mar. 14, 2013 5:34 am
Joey's cookin' now! Looks great.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 5:44 am
thank you Mauigirl.
 
AZ93 
Mar. 14, 2013 6:38 am
That spinach salad is just beautiful!
 
Lela 
Mar. 14, 2013 6:56 am
Joey-you are really cookin' girl. Send me some of that Spinach Salad! Great Blog!
 
Mar. 14, 2013 8:27 am
Lela I am smiling at you right now. Sorry no salad left Hubby loves a big salad with his lunch.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 8:27 am
Thank you Lara.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 9:06 am
Can we call this frenzy an addiction? I'm addicted to faceless recipes and found several keepers.
 
Paula 
Mar. 14, 2013 9:17 am
Yep! You've caught the bug going around...the faceless bug, that is! Dinner looks and sounds great.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 9:55 am
Addiction is right. Found more then a few keepers my self only if I keep doing faceless I will never get to use the keepers LOL
 
Mar. 14, 2013 9:56 am
That salad looks super yum!
 
Mar. 14, 2013 12:41 pm
Joey Joan,all i can say is WOW,all looks and sounds great.Nice pictures,and i will have some salad also please.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 1:15 pm
Manella and Christy thank you for your kind words. Sorry fresh out of salad but I am making a new one tonight.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 4:39 pm
Way to keep churning out these faceless meals, Joey! You Rock!
 
Mar. 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Ha Baking Nana I just said that about you.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 8:34 pm
Everything looks great Joey. I'm liking the salad, will have to pop into the recipe box.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 8:36 pm
Ack, no wonder that salad recipe looked good. I had it in my faceless folder. Faceless no more...
 
Mar. 15, 2013 5:43 am
Hehehe Magnolia, that happens to me all the time. I put recipes in my faceless file and go back later to find they have a face. It was fun watching my faceless folder the weekend of the frenzy. It just kept getting faces left and right.
 
ibbz 
Mar. 15, 2013 6:36 am
Everything looks wonderfully tasty! Don't you just love it when a meal comes together.
 
Mar. 15, 2013 9:19 am
Yes ibbz I truly do. Thank you!
 
Mar. 17, 2013 3:07 pm
Well YUM!!! All three of those now FACED recipes look great!
 
Mar. 18, 2013 6:56 am
Thank you Candice.
 
Mar. 19, 2013 6:08 am
Looks like a great dinner, all the way around. I'm always looking for a way to prepare pork chops without them turning into shoe leather!
 
Mar. 19, 2013 6:28 am
Thank you Wyattdogster. I have been missing you. Me too with the shoe leather thing.
 
Mar. 20, 2013 6:37 am
Great job!
 
 
 
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About Me
I am married I work part time in a flower shop. have 1 grandchild and 1 son.I like to cook,sew,make soap and I love the ocean.
My favorite things to cook
I love making fried foods,it is not so healthy for you but the flavor and juciness of fried food can't be beat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hands down has to be the Thanksgiving meal.The whole thing from the turkey to the pumpkin pie.
My cooking triumphs
Gravy! I am now the Queen of gravy but that wasn't always so.Lumpy was the least of my problems.For years I would buy the gravy in a jar,not any more I got determined and I mastered the art of gravy.
My cooking tragedies
Well I had many many gravy tragedies but I have had more baking bloopers then gravy.I can't seem to manage a cake from scratch,you can either use it as a clay brick or as saw dust on the floor,so I leave cake baking to others.
 
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