Archive | June, 2018

Pork Tenderloin To Go

15 Jun


My son was taking the train to see me.

I had to pick him up at 7:30 p.m. so I knew he would be starving.

So I made supper like normal and packed his up and he had a car snack.

Two pork tenderloins, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Roast till it was medium well.

Two large sweet potatoes, baked, mashed and seasoned with a little butter, salt and pepper.

One spaghetti squash, streamed in the oven then shredded. Mix with three cloves cooked garlic in 2 tablespoons butter. Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper.

Six apples, cored and sliced. Fried in 2 tablespoon butter. Season with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

Just take the amount you want of everything and place in a takeout container.

This meal was easier then driving to a take out place. Not really..but

He did enjoy a home cooked meal.



Simple Stir Fry

7 Jun


I just wanted something light and healthy since I had ice cream twice yesterday.

It was so good.

2 big boneless, sliced into strips ,chicken breast

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons cornstarch

4 tablespoons oil

One chopped jalepeno pepper

2 tablespoons sesame oil

6 cloves chopped garlic

One chopped shallot

1 1/2 inch fresh chopped ginger

2 stalks chopped celery

One red sliced pepper

2 cups sliced mushrooms

3 cups chopped baby bok choy

2 more tablespoons soy sauce

3 diced scallions

3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

Hot sauce or chili sauce for a condiment

Cut everything up before you start because this has to cook on a high heat and you won’t have time to chop while you are stir frying.

Mix the cornstarch and soy sauce together.

Add the chicken strips and mix well

Heat three tablespoons oil till it is hot

Add half the garlic, all the ginger and the chopped jalepeno

Cook for one minute

Add the chicken

Spread it out to a single layer and leave it alone until a crust forms and then start stir frying

Cook till’ it is well done and remove to a plate

Place the remaining tablespoon of oil in the pan and add the remaining garlic and shallot

Cook for one minute

Add the celery and stir fry for a minute

Add the mushrooms and peppers and stir fry for another minute

Add the bok choy and stir fry for another minute

Add the chicken back into the pan

Add the sesame oil and the soy sauce

Stir fry till everything is combined but don’t over cook the vegetables. They should be crunchy.

Add the peanut butter on top and mix it in. Extra peanuts can be added if you like.

The peanut butter can also be eliminated if you don’t like it.

Garnish with the scallions.





Fried Garlic and Eggs

6 Jun


I just read an article on how good garlic is for you.

So, I am now on a garlic craze and if I say so myself I smell fabulous.

One teaspoon butter

One large clove of thin sliced garlic

3 eggs

Melt the butter

Add the garlic and cook till soft

Crack the eggs on top and cook whatever way you like.

I had over easy because I like yolk.

Place on a bun with a little salt and pepper.


The Ultimate Italian Grinder

4 Jun


Nothing is better than a good Italian grinder.

My son brought me a piece of a grinder his girlfriend’s father made.

Thats it!

I hand the baton over to him.

It was the most delicious grinder I have ever had plus he made his own bread.

Now I am obsessed to recreate it.

One two foot loaf of french bread.

One small container of grape tomatoes

1/2 small chopped onion

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon of salt or maybe more to taste

4 tablespoon olive oil

6 slices thin cut genoa salami

3 slices of thin sliced provolone cheese cut in half

3 thin slices mortadella

3 slices thin sliced capicola ham

3 slices thin sliced hot ham

3 slices thin cut pepperoni cut in half

Just a single layer of lettuce

3 forkfulls of sliced banana pepper, hot or mild

8 to 10 basil leaves cut into strips

Drizzle with a good balsamic vinegar

Cut the bread the long way and set aside

Make the tomato salad by mixing the tomatoes, onion, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil

Place a single layer of the tomato salad on the bread

Save every drop because this is the star of the sandwich.

Start layering everything else ending with the vinegar drizzle

Try to close it and press it together.

This tastes delicious hot or cold.

Serve with A LOT of napkins.

I change the meats and cheese depending on what I have but always keep the tomato salad.

Mine is still not as good as Cafe Tempo in Warwick, R.I.