FOOD

Food, glorious food.  As we keep creating new dishes (most are mine, but some are Linda's), we have decided, rather than integrate all those photos into the other section, we would set up a separate section for that.  Plus, we can access (as well as friends and family) the food section directly with the food subdomain (you might not have even realized you went to a subdomain - http://Food.TheMichelPage.com) rather than having to hunt it down through the main page.

      Bread  (this is it's own subdomain as well [if you go here, the text will explain why])

04/08/2023
Wiener schnitzel
Easter eve wiener schnitzel dinner with potato "pancake".
The veal was coated in self-crushed corn flakes (they store was out of corn flake crumbs), and then air fried.
I probably should have made more but smaller pancakes as these were more like one-inch thick slabs of Texas toast.

 
03/27/2023
Keilbasa with vegetables
There were some vegetables - potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions - left over from the St. Patrick's Day corned beef meal, (that itself had left overs), so rather than toss it, we decided to cook it with some homemade keilbasa.

 
02/23/2023
Pork chop, sausage, and veggies
Eastern-European-style pork chop with homemade Italian sausage, with potatoes, cabbage, pepper, onion, carrots, and mushrooms.
Cooked in a crockpot for six hours.
Homemade french-style bread on the side.

 
02/07/2023
Tiny meetballs
Precooked meatballs - all gross (144 if I counted right) of them - for Italian Wedding Soup.

 
01/26/2023
Stuffed peppers
Peppers stuffed with homemade dirty rice, made with homemade andoille sausage.

 
 
07/08/2022
Grilled salmon tacos
Ah, summer. Grilled salmon tacos with homemade grilled corn salsa, mixed greens, and hot sauce.
One with toppings, one without (for effect).
Refried beans on the side, with margaritas (not pictured).

 
07/08/2022
Fresh berries
Ventured into the woods, and picked some fresh blackberries and raspberries.

 
07/07/2022
Skillet chicken
New York Times recipe.
Chicken with onions (we used red because we were out of "reglar"), mushrooms, and spinach.

 
06/08/2022
Veggie pizza
Our regular shop where we get our $5 $7 $9 $10 weekly pizza was closed this Wednesday due to a family emergency. So we made our own again (scroll way down to see our first attempt).
Still working on perfecting it and have updated the recipe to remind us cook it on the lowest level in the oven.
Also changing the recipe to make a smaller dough ball as this turned out to be a LOT of pizza for the two of us. For one meal. And it wasn't enough to make two meal's worth either.
The fully cooked pie from above.

A close-up of my portion on the plate.

A close-up of a cross-section on Linda's plate showing more of the crust.

 
04/14/2022
Sweet potatoe gnoche, with homemade hot italian sausage, peppers, and mozzarella.
 
03/18/2022
Friday Night seafood (shrimp and scallop) tacos, with mixed greens and
homemade pineapple salsa, and a side of refried beans. And a margaritta.
 
02/10/2022
Stir fry steak [rib-eye] with asparagus over white rice.
 
12/24/2021
Christmas Eve shrimp Pad Thai with a side of saki.
The chopsticks were a Christmas gift from mom - they were dad's.
 
12/20/2021
Asian meatballs
New York Times recipe.
 
12/19/2021
Freshly smoked homemade Portugese sausage called "linguica".
Pronounced "lin-geese"
 
11/15/2021
Mushroom Bourguignon with pearl onions, over egg noodles.
New York Times recipe.
 
08/09/2021
Homemade Chinese dumplings, with stir fry veggies over rice on the side.
 
07/15/2021
Homemade Chinese sausage (yes, Chinese sausage) with snow peas, carrots, Shitakes, and scallions,
over white rice, with sesame seeds.
 
07/12/2021
Grilled chicken with chimichuri, over rice.
On the side is grilled avocado with warm grilled corn and grilled pepper salsa.
 
07/01/2021
Grilled chicken thighs, grilled veggies, and potatoes all with chimichuri.
The veggies were grilled on a silicon mat.
 
06/25/2021
Shrimp egg foo yung with brown gravy over white rice.
Yeaaa... the view is a little, shall we say, obscured...
 
06/24/2021
Ham bruschetta with cucumber water.
New York Times recipe.
Ham; chopped tomatoes; chopped fresh parsley, basil, and oregano; on homemade bread covered with butter and garlic, with cheese on top.
 
06/22/2021
Pesto chicken salad
Salad with "chicken caprise" on the side - all of it covered with fresh basil pesto.
 
06/13/2021
Ham alfredo
Ham in homemade alfredo sauce with cherry tomatoes and snow peas, over fettuccine.
With homemade garlic bread on the side: bread topped with butter, fresh garlic, and fresh chopped parsley.
 
05/11/2021
Hot dog, Chicago style.
Hot dogs don't usually get a notice, but we tried something different. For us.
Gilled hot dog with homemade pickled red onions, homemade pickle, cherry tomatoes, and greens, with a side of pasta salad.
 
04/13/2021
Pork chops with Italian sausage, in sauerkraut, carrots, and onion.
We had the left over everything-but-the-pork-chops a couple days later on a roll with chorizo links.
 
04/10/2021
Ham and cheese gnocchi skillet.
Ham (this one was from Easter), cheese, homemade gnocchi, peas, and onions.
 
In the skillet.
 
Suggested serving.
 
03/13/2021
Our first attempt at paella.
This one had rice, shrimp, homemade chorizo, chicken, olives, onions, celery, tomatoes, garlic, and paprika.
 
02/20/2021
Another attempt at homemade pizza
(see the very first photos below for our first attempt).
This had store bought sauce and cheese, homemade dough, and homemade hot sausage.
 
Assembled.
 
Cooking in the fryer oven, pizza setting.
 
The finished pie.
 
02/11/2021
Szechwan Noodles
Noodles, pork, bok choy, red onion, seasonings, chili paste.
 
01/24/2021
There will be more picks of the bread on the bread page.
The name says it all: chorizo, red peppers, and havarti, on olive toast.
This was our Sunday night "snack" from our "Posh Toast" book.
It was made in a spring form. The dough was a little wet and kept spreading out on the cookie sheet. Linda suggested using the form and it was a great idea.
The chorizo is homemade too.
 
01/11/2021
Hot open face turkey pot pie on Artisan bread with homemade cranberries on the side.
Yes, we eat turkey often - about once every six weeks.
 
12/25/2020
Hungarian Goulash
Christmas dinner.
Beef with red peppers, onions, paprika, and other spices.
This was made in a little more than a half-hour in the Instant Pot. Some how, there was a LOT of liquid. We'll have to reduce the added liquid (we only added 14 oz) next time we make it in the IP.
 
11/24/2020
Indian chicken dish?
Came across this picture, but aren't sure of exactly what it is.
We think it has rice, a bean of some kind, onions, green pepper, and chicken.
 
10/13/2020
Philly cheese steak tacos.
Sliced rib eye with onions, peppers, and cheese "sauce".
 
10/10/2020
Hungarian-style pork chops covered with mushrooms, onions, sour cream, and sweet paprika.
On the side was Tuscan string beans - string beans with celery, carrots, red onion, tomatoes, and basil.
 
09/29/2020
Curry venison with celery carrots, onions, and chick peas.
 
09/03/2020
Andouille sausage.
This sausage is mentioned in a couple recipes below.
Here it is being pecan wood smoked. The first is at the beginning and the second is after four hours.
This will be used for Jambalaya and maybe a couple other recipes.
Another recipe from the Homemade Sausage book.
 
Raw / pre-smoked.
 
Smoked.
 
09/01/2020
Dopiaza with eggplant, chicken, onion, celery, and mushrooms; and homemade naan.
 
08/29/2020
Similar to the stuffed peppers from 09/13/2019.
Roasted / grilled tri-colored peppers, stuffed with Chorizo sausage and rice, topped with cheddar.
Mixed greens with sour cream and homemade salsa (see below).
 
08/28/2020
Homemade southwest salsa.
Farm fresh tomatoes, roasted / grilled corn, roasted / grilled orange and yellow peppers, onion, black beans, and, of course, hot chili peppers.

View from above.
 
07/11/2020
Fresh fruit.
Red respberries (from our property), cherries, strawberries, and mulberries (from our property).
 
07/11/2020
Left over BBQ ribs with homemade baked beans (though I guess they would really be stove-top beans...).
 
07/04/2020
4th of July Barbeque grilled ribs (there was no family BBQ this year due to the virus restrictions and precautions).
Served with grilled corn on the cob, and homemade cole slaw.
 
07/03/2020
3rd of July Barbeque seafood shish kabobs.
Onions, red pepper, mushrooms, scallops, and shrimp kabobs with aprocot glaze; served over white rice.
 
06/28/2020
Strawberry tarts.
We wound up eating them with a scoop of Banana Split ice cream.
 
06/20/2020
Tikka Masala Venison with chick peas, onions, carrots, celery; and homemade naan.
 
06/15/2020
Homemade Chorizo (Mexican) sausage.
Another recipe from the Homemade Sausage book we use.
The raw sausage, about 10 feet of it (only 4 pounds).

5 links worth, before it was lightly pecan wood smoked for four hours.
 
06/06/2020
Homemade pickles.

View from above.
 
05/26/2020
Turkey Rogan Josh, with chick peas, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and onions, with homemade naan.
 
05/23/2020
Turkey roasted in an iron skillet.
500° for 15 minutes, then 325° for 15 minutes per pound (less one), to an internal temp to 160-165.
 
05/19/2020
Hamburger with barbeque sauce.
And lettuce. And tomato. And relish, red onion, swiss cheese, bacon, and mushrooms. :-) 
Dagwood would be proud.
 
04/21/2020
Tikka Masala Lamb with apple, carrots and mushrooms, over rice.
 
04/11/2020
Mu Shu Pork.
The cabbage was above the top of the wok before cooking, then a small pile when done.
 
04/07/2020
Dopiaza (Indian) Chicken with green beans and chick peas, and homemade naan.
 
03/14/2020
Butter Chicken with onions, spinach, and homemade naan.

Serving suggestion.
 
12/24/2019
Chicken schnitzel with spatzel, asparagus, and mushroom gravy.
 
11/25/2019
Rosemary chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and egg noodles (yes, that's a lot of noodles).
 
10/03/2019
Chicken and homemade andouille sausage with vegetables over parsley butter pasta.
 
09/03/2019
Peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage and rice, and a side salad.
 
08/25/2019
Pulled pork with homemade cole slaw.
 
08/24/2019
Jambalaya (with homemade andoille) with tomatoes.
 
08/23/2019
Manhattan clam chowder.
 
08/15/2019
Grilled gyro burgers (eaten like a hamburger, instead of on a pita), with homemade tzatziki sauce and tomato, and fries.
 
08/01/2019
Mediterranean chicken, with eggplant and tomato sauce.
 
06/29/2019
Smoked pork butt, used for the annual family barbeque, pulled pork sandwiches, and enchilladas.
 
06/27/2019
Chicken marsala with cauliflower.
 
05/27/2019
Jambalaya, made with homemade pecan-wood smoked Andouille sausage.
 
05/26/2019
Barbeque ribs, grilled corn on the cob, and homemade cole slaw.
 
03/05/2019
Mardi Gras dinner.
Shrimp remoulade over mixed greens.

For dessert, homemade beignets.
 
12/03/2018
Pork enchilladas, made with smoked pork butt.
 
02/23/2019
Stir fry chicken and asparagus with garlic chili sauce
Served over rice.
 
02/11/2019
Chicken Cordon Bleu
This was made with capacolla and provalone. Served with carmelized onions with bacon.
 
01/05/2019
Kielbasa
A new recipe for us. And the first new recipe and pictures of the new year.
There is about eight and a half feet of kielbasa. The lengths were twisted and cut into about twelve inch segments that happened to weigh about 11 ounces each. Got seven and a half full links.
Another recipe from my Homemade Sausage book.
 
The meat ground, seasoned, and mixed.
 
Stuffed in hog casings.
 
12/25/2018
Homemade lasagna dinner.
Completely homemade - including the ingredients - Italian dinner: Italian bread, meatballs, lasagna, and sausage, covered with sauce. The lasagna is noodles, sauce, ricotta*, and mozzarella.  Again, all homemade - the ingredients included.
 
*See the cheese info below, but a gallon of milk only made a pint of usable ricotta, and the dish needed a quart. So we supplimented the homemade with a pint of store-bought :-(.
 
12/25/2018
Christmas table setting.
So this isn't actually food. But it contributed to the consumption of it!
And it isn't as if we use the good China every day.  Or every holiday, for that matter.
 
12/24/2018
Christmas Eve dinner.
Schnitzel with mushroom gravy, green beans, and rosemary fingerling potatoes.
 
12/21/2018
Homemade mozzarella and ricotta.
 
The finished ricotta (made from the whey of the mozzarella).  The gallon and a quart of liquid yielded only about a pint of ricotta.  Very tasty, though.
 
The finished ricotta in a Ball jar, only a pint. :-(
 
The mozzarella curds in the pot, cut into cubes.
 
The mozzarella curds strained and in a bowl for microwaving.  You can already see the cheese strings forming a little on the top.
 
The kneaded mozzarella cheese, formed into a log, to be sliced for the lasagna.
 
07/22/2018
Sweet sausage, Brocolli, and bow ties, with homemade garlic bread.
 
07/19/2018
Kielbasa, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms, with chimichurri sauce (from Pam and Jeff).
 
06/30/2018
Smoked pork, smoked with hickory wood and pulled.  (Partially pulled.)
For our 4th of July family barbeque.
 
02/04/2018
Brownie footballs.
For the Superbowl. I mean, for "the big game".
 
12/24/2017
Jagerschnitzel with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy.
Our German Christmas Eve dinner.
 
11/25/2017
Smoked turkey, smoked with cherry wood from a weeping cherry tree cut down on our property.
Our Thanksgiving meal.
 
10/12/2017
Chicken Marsala with string beans and egg noodles.
For someones birthday.
 
06/06/2017
Macaroni and cheese, with sloppy Joe on top.
 
12/25/2016
Christmas Day Italian dinner - homemade lasagna
 
Homemade noodles.
 
Assembled lasagna.
 
12/24/2016
Christmas Eve 7 fishes dinner
The soup only has six: calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, cod - the whitefish, #7, was in a moouse and served over cucumber slices.
 
02/27/2016
Homemade italian sausage.
The recipe is from our Homemade Sausage book.
 
Hog sausage casing soaking in water.
 
Sausage casing ready to go on the stuffing tube.
 
Final product, sausage, cut into links.
 
12/24/2015
7 Fishes Christmas Eve dinner.
 
Seafood soup, part of the 7 fishes dinner - there are six here.
 
Whiting mousse (the 7th fish) with cucumber "crackers".
 
11/26/2015
Smoked turkey.
Our Thaksgiving dinner.
 
07/25/2015
Barbeque chicken and corn
 
12/29/2014
Gyro, homemade.
The pita, tsatiki, and gyro meat (beef and lamb) - all homemade.
 
06/29/2014
Pulled pork
For the 4th of July family barbeque.
 
03/30/2013
Home lasagna
 
Noodles in process.
 
Assembled lasagna.
 
05/01/2011
Homemade pizza
First attempt (and last attempt for a LONG time) at homemade pizza.
 
Pre-baking.
 
After baking.
 
UNKNOWN (but old)
Seven fishes dinner
 
Smoked whiting mousse, with cucumber "crackers" appetizer.
 
Seafood soup with six other fishes of
shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams, calamari, and cod.
 

 
 
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