Chicken Kabobs with Rice Pilaf and Yogurt Salad

Recipes in this Post Chicken Kabobs Rice Pilaf From Other Posts Yogurt Salad Secret Garlic Sauce Hungry for Dinner! Now that I had made those pixies, I was hungry for dinner, and I put the chicken kabobs on that I had started marinating earlier. I have a wonderful rotisserie that I picked up at a church rummage sale for $15.00, brand new, in the sealed box. I can roast a whole chicken, or other piece of meat simply by impaling the meat in the central piece. That central piece also has a top from which you can hand skewers, and also comes with a square basket for smaller foods. I love my rotisserie.

Chinese Five Spice Tandoori Chicken

Recipes in this Post Chinese Five Spice Tandoori Chicken Herbed Rice Last night I was watching an ancient Iron Chef, from the original series where everything was dubbed, May 7, 1999. It was a famous chef in Japan, Takeshi Ōkubo, who specialized in Chinese cuisine, up against the Chinese Iron Chef, Chen Kenichi. The Iron Chef did not win :-(, but it did give me some ideas for dinner tonight. It’s been hot and muggy in Los Angeles, and I really don’t want to get my house hotter than it is – the evaporative cooler (aka swamp cooler) is going full blast. Nesco to the rescue. I had some chicken thighs in the freezer, and yogurt, and I was getting a whole bunch of spices when I saw the curry jar and decided to use it. That’s when the Chinese aspect hit me, I also have a long forgotten jar … Continue reading

Salmon Corn Cakes from A Taste of History

According to my web site statistics, some of you have been searching for the recipe for the Salmon Corn Cakes from A Taste of History. Apparently, there is only the video and the book, but no transcribed recipe on the Internet. I was curious so I watched the video, and I’m going to make these, and I thought it was a good idea to write everything down before I make them. I don’t have a picture yet, but when I do make them, there will be a picture, or maybe even a video! One of the things I really liked about the recipe was that the salmon was fresh, poached in white wine. You could probably use canned salmon, but the flavor would be way off. The other thing was the use of roasted corn. I saw that the chef roasted the corn with the husks on and did not … Continue reading

Barbeque Salads – Red Cabbage and Steamed Red Potato

My friends, Amber and Stevie invited me over for barbecue this evening. I love it when Stevie barbecues – he has a great big drum barbecue and he has my Weber until I drag it home some day. He said “I have a lot of meat, do you girls want to make potato salad?” and I said I would be happy to. Usually, when you think about potato salad, you think about russets. They had red potatoes, and not too many of them, I had some, so I said I would go home, make the salad there and include my potatoes. When I got home, I started pulling things out of the refrigerator I thought I might need – red potatoes, mayonnaise, carrot, onion – and then I spied with my little eye, a half a red cabbage and an apple. I thought to myself, that would be good, red … Continue reading

First Dinner Made in the New Kitchen

I must say I am truly blessed.  We found this place on a Friday, Saturday we put down the deposit, and I looked for a stove on Craigslist. I found one that I liked, but the man said that someone else was interested and he would call me if they did not purchase it.   Monday afternoon, we had the keys.   Tuesday night, we were treated to dinner at Amber’s.  Wednesday afternoon, I decided to try to find a second hand microwave, and all I was able to find was a food warmer (well, I did see a “pre-owned” microwave, but it was more expensive than a new one!), so we wound up going to Troy burger for dinner. Thursday morning, I looked on Craigslist again and saw that the stove was still free.  It was just what I wanted, an old stove at a great price.  When I called the … Continue reading