Sunday, April 17, 2005

Food musings from Florida part 2
I was just over on the beach watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico and thinking about some of the other food experiments I tried this winter that
I have not shared but should. I'll write them down here and then probably put the recipes on site when I get home. If there is something in these musings that you absolutely must try, shoot me a comment or an email, mostly so that I know that David, aka "my biggest fan" is really not the only person who reads these. There was a wonderful woman who emailed me a while back, but I bet I lost her in my winter inertia.
Anyway, one of the hits of recent dinners in Maine Foodie's kitchen was a very simple yet tasty Chicken curry with mashed acorn squash and a delicious wild rice mix I found at the Coop in Belfast.
One dish that needs more experimenting, but got raves (I love the attention, I think thats why I cook) was a spicy potato encrusted chicken breast that I made up. It was really tasty, but definitely needed help in the crispy potato department. This evolved out of making pecan and cornmeal encrusted pork chops...maybe thats what I'll make the old folks tomorrow night (can you say geriatric dinner party? I knew you could) We are having my grandparent's friends for grandparents died in the early '80s if this gives you a hint as to age here!
Ok, time to wrap up the ramblings and clean the kitchen (the other reason I cook...I usually don't have to clean, but since Mom made spagetti, I get to scour...oh my cuticles!
Food Musings

Maine Foodie has been so busy with his day job that he hasn't had time to write about anything in such a long time. Now that I am down in Florida for a bit of a rest, it might be good to update things a bit. Because I've been so busy commuting from Maine to New York and points beyond, Greg and I haven't had much of a chance to dine out. We've been making comfort food a fact, if I ever open a restaurant around these parts, thats what I want to call it..."Comfort Food." Serving things we had as children, but with a flair. I've been perfecting my meatloaf and found that putting whole grain oatmeal in as a binder is really a nice touch. Also making a kick-ass whole wheat-cormeal pizza dough with fresh rosemary and seasalt as well as a fabulously easy lentil soup with sausage.mmmm mmmm mmmm. I promise to post these soon, right now I have to imbibe on my mom's spagetti and meatballs....damn its good to be home sometimes.