Dicken’s Christmas – Roast Goose with Chestnut Stuffing

Dickens’ Christmas Dinner Menu Christmas Salad Roast Goose with Sour Cherry Sauce Chestnut Stuffing Wild Rice Haricots Verts Christmas Pudding I lucked out this year and got a free range goose! I was so happy when I found it that I was jumping up and down. It was going to … Continue reading

New School Hamburger Gravy

When I was in grammar school at Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood, California, about once every two weeks we had Hamburger Gravy and Mashed Potatoes.  I really loved that dish, it was my favorite.  All the other stuff was pretty bland, and actually kind of nasty, especially the paper … Continue reading

Hot Tin Roof Salad – Composed Grilled Steak Salad

This is a great salad to make on a hot summer day. You don’t even have to get your kitchen hot – just grill the steak and vegetables on the grill. Enjoy the salad with a nice glass of red wine. Continue reading

Suddenly Composed Salad

Suddenly Composed! Every year in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles, we have something called June Gloom. It happens right after Memorial Day, which is usually hot, when the marine layer sits over the Pacific Ocean coming inland and keeps everything cool and gloomy. My mother used to call this … Continue reading