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Another dinner and Fruit salad from Mom's Kitchen


 Dinner from Mom's cupboard was awesome tonight. I boiled Linguine in chicken stock, added diced Ham, Cream, Tillamook Sharp Cheddar cheese, and Kusa also called Mediterranean squash. When I was satisfied with the thickness of the casserole I topped it off with bread crumbs mixed with garlic, basil and sun dried tomatoes. Sprayed the topping with vegetable oil and baked in a 375F oven for 15 minutes.

Mom's Cupboard had the the bottle of Basil and Sun-dried tomatoes, Vegetable spray. And Tillamook Cheddar in the fridge door. Dinners from Mom's Kitchen have that recently discovered eighth sense Uami. Sweet Sour Bitter, ... And now the tastes you remember from your childhood and other memorable past meals. Mom still buys the same staple ingredients and I have had a week of rediscovering those from my childhood. My Wife says," Her recipes are salty but Good."

To counter act the saltiness that we are not used to, I created a Fresh fruit salad using diced Watermelon, Strawberries, Green grapes, diced Orange, and Blueberries. I also mixed in Honey and grated Parmesan cheese. We ate dinner over an hour ago and I am still sneaking a taste of the salad. 

Tomorrow with our house on the upside of repairs. My wife and I will return home and I will  be creating great meals from our kitchen again. 

 
 

60 MPH winds knocked out Stove and Computer

Thursday of last week downed trees fell on the power lines and knocked out our stove, microwave and computer motherboards. We are now reestablished at my parents house with cooking appliances and computers. We had our first home cooked meal this morning. Western omelets and Cinnamon rolls. I cannot take credit for the Cinnamon rolls, they came from Mom's freezer.

Another challenge here is figuring out where to set the dials on an electric stove top. I started heating the oil in an egg pan at the mid setting, five on a dial that goes to ten. First I tossed in Fresh minced Garlic and diced Spanish onion. When the onion was translucent I added diced Bell peppers. Quickly after the veggies were  mixed together I added diced Turkey Ham. I sautéed this until the onions started to brown and added in Eggs whipped with Basil and dried Tomato seasoning. In Mom's cupboard there are several mixed seasoning jars to play with. 

As I studied my creation I decided my Omelet was not cooking fast enough. I increased the dial setting to seven. Lifted up the omelet in the pan and sent the raw egg under the the half cooked omelet. It was time to add diced Tillamook sharp Cheddar cheese and a peeled/diced slicer tomato.. I immediately turned off the stove top and folded my one inch high omelet over. It was darker than I anticipated. A setting of seven appears to be to high for egg dishes. I have nine days to learn how to work these settings because my parents return from the Olympic Diving Trials then.

Side Note: Aaron Fleshner,  Chef Michael Fleshner's son. Is in Federal Way, Washington attempting to earn himself a spot on the 2012 Olympic diving team.Trials begin Today June 17th and end on Aaron's Birthday June 24th.

 

2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Television Schedule for Diving

 

Date

Time

Network

Event

Tues., June 19

12-2 a.m. ET

NBCSN

Diving – Semifinals: Men’s 10-meter (live)

Wed., June 20

10 p.m.-2 a.m. ET

NBCSN

Diving – Semifinals: Men’s 3-meter (live);Women’s 10-meter (live);Women’s 3-meter (next day coverage)

Thurs., June 21

10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET

NBCSN

Diving – Synchro Finals: Women’s 3-meter;Men’s 10-meter (live)

Fri., June 22

11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET

NBCSN

Diving – Synchro Finals: Men’s 3-meter (live)

Sat., June 23

4-6 p.m. ET

NBC

Diving: Men’s 10-meter – Finals (live)

Sun., June 24

3-6 p.m. ET

NBC

Diving: Men’s 3-meter, Women’s 10-meter, Women’s 3-meter – Finals (live; Women’s 3-meter is next-day coverage)

 
 
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