Friday, January 14, 2011

Summer Squash and Sweet White Onions

I felt a little guilty not waiting to show you the Thicky sliced Toasted Raison Bread from Panera Bread company we had for breakdfast :o(  but by the time I fetched the camera my toast would have been cold. So to make amends I thought I'd show you the first jar of Summer Squash opened from the "Canning Closet", (because I couldn't find the frozen squash in the freezer :o(   (it sure is packed nicely from harvesting :o)... Last night instead of making spaghetti with the chicken I opted  to make Rice with it , I finally used one of the chicken stocks I had frozen in the back of the fridge freezer and it was good. Of course as usual I made too much. Too bad the daughter wasn't here , she like her father loves "Stewed Chicken" < I think it's one of her comfort foods. I cook the chicken in all it's seasoning and I add raw rice and let the rice pick up the broth until nice and done..Sometimes I add it to the microwave to get the rice nice and fluffy :o)...that's good Country eating even for City folks. Now to taste that Squash.

10 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Ginny as usual everything you cook looks so good. Were you raised a country girl because you sure do cook like one! Just good wholesome country fare.

The Gingerbread House said...

Mama-bug, no I wasn't raised as a "Country Girl", my mother rasied me to marry the Governer and I married the Gardner :o)...
I enjoy cooking good food and I like trying different cultural foods and I find they are all good. Man has to survive on what has been given him. I think one should at least "Taste" before they say they don't like it.< A habit I've finally broken hubbyl of, Now he wants to try everything. He calls it a second taste to make sure he likes it and eats it all up (that's his new excuse).

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginny, I was catching up on blog reading tonight and your posts made me so hungry. That apple-pear cobbler sure looked great and so did this summer squash and onions. This year we are focausing on using the veggies frozen last year instead of buying at the store. Sure does make for better eating, but then you already know that!

The Gingerbread House said...

Beatrice, it feels absolutely wonderful to get a jar of this or that and make a meal that I have harvested from my own garden or bought from a farmer fresh from his field. I am enjoying "Homesteading". Ginny

Valerie said...

To the blog community ...
The food tastes as good as it looks if not better.My Mother is an outstanding cook,,,Mom can make anything taste good.
I have eaten in many 5 star restaurants but they pale in comparison to my Mother's cooking
Thanks for an absolutely good to the last bite weekend,,,
Love,
Valerie

Mr. H. said...

Now that's a meal that I'm more familiar with...sounds good. I promise to try grits one day soon and will let you know what I think of them...I like the grits with egg idea.:)

The Gingerbread House said...

Mr H. you wont be sorry, after trying them the first time
you will be hooked and will find other ways to compare other dishes with them..they are even good for dinner.
Ginny

The Gingerbread House said...

Valerie, you are more than welcome for each bite :o). Next time you visit, I'll see what you think of my Okra and Tomato's on top of a plate of rice :o) ( she hated that dish as a child).

Daisy said...

Ginny, I think your family is lucky to have you to cook such wonderful meals for them, and it is nice for you to be appreciated too! :D

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy, welcome back to blogland! you were missed.
I'm happy that I have a family that likes my cooking and appreciates my efforts..we all know it's work!
Ginny