Posts Categorized: Food/Cooking

Chafing at the bit to BBQ

Continuing on with our very last birthday BBQ week, it’s time to talk hosting. Specifically, serving the food. It’s ironic that, in my last birthday BBQ I’m chafing at the bit to BBQ. Warming up to the idea Even way back when, as I started my BBQ parties, I always battled with timing the food… Read more »

The very last birthday BBQ week

It was inevitable, really. Once my health returned and “my” weather arrived, I could start walking again. And, of course, walking means thinking and writing. Blogs first, more involved stuff later. Fortuitous timing, too. Let’s blow the dust off the JMD blog in this Very Last Birthday BBQ Week. The history of food Well, food… Read more »

Stewing over my cooking challenge

Let’s just get it out there right away: I’ve never cooked a stew before. Not in all the years I’ve been cooking. Not even during my cooking challenge. Clearly, I needed to stop stewing over my cooking challenge and just make the darn thing. Woe is me Incredibly, like last month’s recipe, I was hit… Read more »

Chop off the old block

It takes my 2019 Cooking Challenge to pull me back to the JMD blog after a month-long battle with bronchitis and ensuing ennui. But! Here I am, to regale you with my second dish of the year, in a post properly entitled Chop off the old block. Blame it on Dad My Dad and I… Read more »

A brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge

Okay! Appetite – check. List of foods I like that I’ve never cooked – check. Must be time for the 2019 Cooking Challenge. No sense in waiting any longer, either to cook or to post. Nothing like a brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge. All the things on my to-do list As I mentioned… Read more »

What’s cooking in 2019

As promised, I just finished with edible brainstorming. Despite what it reads like, that does not mean I participated in a zombie apocalypse. It refers to my establishing some choices for the next Cooking Challenge. So now, here’s my list of what’s cooking in 2019. Bringing home the basics For the most part, my eating… Read more »

All I got for Christmas was food

Welp, here we are, the day after Christmas and I got no presents. No money or gift cards. No special keepsake or memorable trip. All I got for Christmas was food. Full disclosure Of course, in the interest of fairness, I should mention my oft-repeated qualifier that I’m not particularly religious. What religiousness still left… Read more »

Halloween wrap up, Part Two

And here it is, the final Halloween post for 2018. Following up on yesterday’s wrap up, let’s step back a few days to the big Halloween BBQ. For that is the subject of my Halloween wrap up, Part Two. Shout out to Mom…again That’s right, Mother Nature put me back on the map this year…. Read more »

Conjuring up a Halloween menu

Unlike the picture adorning this post, I don’t go for funny looking foods at my Halloween BBQ. My emphasis is always on providing a tasty and satisfying feast. So, that’s the first test to any Halloween food choice. Still, there’s some fun involved with conjuring up a Halloween menu. More oven than BBQ I have… Read more »