I had someone recently suggest that I could no longer have a blog titled “Hallee the Homemaker” now that I work full time.
I recently made eggplant parmesan for dinner. (Recipe forthcoming). I had Scott and Johnathan (Jeb) in the kitchen with me, as is typically the norm. Jeb was on his chair watching me cook.
While I was contending with something on the stove, Scott decided to help.
I remember my mom making this whenever we had company for dinner. This is the perfect “company’s coming” type of dish. It has your meat, starch, and vegetables all rolled into one casserole dish. It’s hearty, delicious, and different from the standard lasagna or baked chicken that are easy fall backs for entertaining. You can prepare it, put it in the oven, and get your kitchen cleaned up in time for company to arrive. Serve it with a tossed salad and a fresh baked loaf of French Bread, and you have the perfect meal.Pin It
So, at the end of the day I was obnoxious all day long with the camera but will start all over again on a “normal” day instead of a crazy day.
But then I realized what I did have – an inside look at the soup kitchen. I thought, what a gem.
I LOVE my rotisserie oven. I don’t know why food tastes so much better coming out of the rotisserie than the oven, but it does. I prefer to cook meat in it if I can. This turkey breast was amazing – I used it to make lunch meat and the flavor even in thinly sliced pieces was just wonderful.Pin It
I was shopping at Whole Foods one day and saw lamb shank in their meet counter. I’d just put a bunch of fennel in my basket, and when I saw the shank I thought how good a lamb and fennel stew would be. I’d never done stew without beef before, but the final result was amazing.Pin It