Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer Supper Sampler













Chicken Kabobs on a spinach salad.













Cajun sauteed shrimp, salad, corn on the cob.













Grilled chicken, tortillas, black beans, rice, jalapeno slices. Posted by Picasa

20 comments:

pablo said...

Note to self: don't visit this blog on an empty stomach.

That all looks yummy, but do the kids leave any for you adults?

Thunder Dave said...

Wow am I hungry now!

debbie said...

Do you deliver?

Zanne said...

I'm leaving now.

What time is dinner served?

Note: I love scallops but have never, ever tasted a fresh scallop.

Deb said...

Mmmmm...I'll take one of everything! And that gives me an idea for dinner tonight; we just put 15 chickens in the freezer (not ours).

Rurality said...

Looks good except that there appear to be peppers on a few of those plates.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Is this what you're having for supper? You'd better be careful or you might end up looking like the Philsbury Doughboy...
(only if you eat all three plates). *smile*

These all look SO GOOD and I haven't had breakfast yet, so I'm off to find something to eat.

roger said...

mmmmmmmm. food! i see that you do the standard protein, starch and vegetable food pyramid sort of menu. so de we, except for meals like boiled new potatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper. or with soy and nutritional yeast. nice food pics.

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

I can't wait until you invite all your readers over for a meal. It all looks great!

robin andrea said...

Who's the cook? S/he deserves a bravo for great-looking food. Yum.

Laura said...

Have mercy!!! Do you deliver?
I'm willing to travel for food.
and how do ou make your cajun shrimp? any special way?
lorday, that looks good. Talk about Friday Feast!

Mrs. S said...

You'd think I'd LEARN not to read your site before breakfast, but noooo! I have to go ahead and be foolish. Curses.

Floridacracker said...

To all,
It's always real food around here, except for the occasional "I'm totally exhausted,bring something home" night.

The kabobs were really simple, a little marinade and then grilled on the ExBoxing Champ Electric grill...quick and easy.

The shrimp were just tossed with a little extra virgin (extra?) and a cajun blackening mix, then sauteed in a hot skillet for a few minutes.

The chicken thighs, black bean, tortilla and rice dinner was a "what can we do with these leftovers" kind of meal. For the accompanying rice, I whacked up some garlic, thyme, carrots, bell pepper and sauteed that in oil, dumped in the uncooked rice for a little sautee time, then added chicken broth instead of water. It was pretty good. Mrs. FC did the kabobs, I did the other two.

I am the chief cook...I get home first.

Sorry for not doing a personal response, I've just come in from a fruitless "find a cheap commuter car for your daughter" expedition and I'm pooped.
I hate car shopping.

Deb said...

Car shopping sucks. But your cooking sure doesn't!

I hate coming home from work not feeling like cooking, like I did tonight. I was worn out from dipping too many ten pound catfish out of the river. But that's a preview of the amazing blog post I'll get out of my day at work. ;)

Tjilpi said...

That's not fair. I forgot to have breakfast and now it's lunch time and I'm too lazy to make something.

Have you ever eaten a laptop LCD screen for lunch?

swamp4me said...

Okay, here's what you do...get on I-95 N, take it until you get to US 64 E, follow that til you get to NC 11 N. Follow 11 to 13 and look for the brown information signs - you know the name of Treebeard's park.

So I guess we can expect you for a late supper?

Floridacracker said...

Deb,
Sounds like my kind of post...fishy!

Tjilpi,
Sounds like a vegamite sandwich for you...

Swampy,
Packing my garlic now...

Tjilpi said...

Nah, even the broken glass and the abraded buccal mucosa, it is worth putting up with compared to having to eat Vegemite, which is horrendous stuff manufactured by an American Company called Kraft - and advertized as if it were the epitome of the Australian national identity.

Krafty by name, krafty by nature.

I'll go with some real grilled chicken, tortillas[flat], black beans and rice, thank you very much!

Floridacracker said...

Tjilpi,
I had no idea. I thought it was a much beloved Aussie thing...like our American peanut butter.

Tjilpi said...

I think the Brits invented Marmite before Vegemite came along. An Aussie in Melbourne discovered that the used yeast from beer production could be turned into a similar product. He called it Vegemite - but he was soon bought out by Kraft.

Did you know that the PickUp was also invented in Australia - Ford Australia manufactured the first one here - at the request of a pig farmers wife who wanted to take her clean kids to church on Sunday in the front, and the pigs to market on Monday in the back tray.

We call them Utes - for Utility Vehicles. Ford then built and developed them for sale in the US.
1934 UTILITY VEHICLE
The utility vehicle, with a front like a car and a rear like a truck was designed by Lewis Brandt at the Ford Motor Company in Geelong, Victoria.

>> The Ute
While European influence is evident in many cars you see on the road today, one vehicle remains distinctly Australian – the utility, or ‘ute’ as Australians call it, or pick-up as Americans know it.

Designed by Ford’s Lewis Brandt, the first ute came off Ford Australia’s production lines in 1934. The idea came from a Geelong farmer who wrote to Ford Australia in 1933 asking them to make a new sort of vehicle where “the front is the coupe, to suit my needs for taking the family to church on Sunday… The back is to be the roadster utility box so I can take my pigs to town on Monday”.