Showing posts from August, 2010

8.5.10 My Momma's Victory Beans

This blog started with beans...and a momentous occasion occurred in these last few weeks...My momma made her Eaton Family famous beans.  Beans wouldn't seem like such a big deal...simple, humble beans.  But, in our family they are history and presently, they are a victory, a triumph.  My momma...who filled my young belly with extraordinary delights and taught me the value of a well cooked meal and the joy that can be experienced in it's creation, hasn't been able to cook for many years. At times due to business...and most recently due to disability and poor health.  But the Eaton Family has experienced a victory! In the form of a little dry bean, which was transformed into a succulent, tender, savory, protein and carb infused wonder.  A nourishment available to the poorest and also enjoyed by the most wealthy (if they are smart!) Last week Momma called to say she had made a pot of beans...which in my family means COMFORT FOOD....warm flour tortillas are all the accompanim

7.16.10 Skirt steak tacos with creamy avocado & carmelized vegies

Scott came home with a skirt steak and was inspired to grill it for a night at home...time at the pool while it marinated in Emeril's Essence seasoning...which we always keep mixed up. We actually marinated this overnite...and maybe shoulda trimmed off some of the fat, but flavor was good.   I think the tacos were my idea...slice the steak thin after grilling about 3 min per side.  Cool creamy avocado, sauteed onion, mushrooms and bell pepper.  Topped off with a little cool sharp cheddar and freshly chopped favorite part was scooping the sauteed vegies up with a piece of warm delicious...makes my mouth water right now! Emeril's Essence: blend the following spices together 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme

7.13.10 7-11 sandwiches, kettle chips & a shiner

I have been totally uninspired to cook for myself with Scott working out of town ...while he's making spaghetti and such for himself...I'm eating 7-11 sandwiches, kettle chips and washing down my lonely little dinner with a shiner in a crispy cold mason jar.  I think the fact that it's 159 degrees outside is also dampening my desire to fire up the kitchen.  I honestly enjoy a little time to myself, complete control of the "flicker", all the covers...I don't tend to get too lonely...but my meals are just a little sad as of late...but hey, it's still what's for dinner as I sit down to my computer to write...and unlike the flamin hot cheetos I'm so fond of, at least this dinner doesn't leave me needing alka seltzer...I actually recommend 7-11 sandwiches in a pinch...thinly sliced turkey, with swiss cheese and southwest spicy mayo on wheat bread.  Not soggy, simple and a half sandwich, small bag a chips keeps me going on those nights when my kitche