Thursday, December 14, 2006

Chrissy's Country Kitchen

Curiosity Killer's got a link for a cool blog called Carol's Paris Breakfasts. Inspired by this blog, I'm going to post some of the food I prepare up here. Since I'm no longer in the city, I don't have the occasion to dine at all sorts of restaurants like I did when I lived in Toronto. I do miss international and 'ethnic' cuisine, but at the same time, I love the idea of cooking homemade food. Food that really sticks to your ribs and gives you energy to work all day long. Hubby needs to eat well since working on the farm takes a lot of energy. We spent all day and evening yesterday processing cattle. Meaning, we sorted cattle into groups- some had to be out on pasture, some in the barn, and the cute little bulls had to be sorted so they could get castrated. Poor little guys. They didn't complain- gosh, are they ever cute! We also had the vet in to do pregnancy checks on the cows and we had to vaccinate all the animals. Busy day! Hubby was exhausted!

Lunch menu for today (or as farmers call it, 'dinner'--supper is your evening meal)

-homemade biscuits
-devilled eggs
-vegetable soup (eventhough Hubby hates eating cooked veggies, he never complains! He prefers raw veggies because they keep more of their nutrients)
-cabbage salad (kind of like coleslaw)
-to drink: lots and lots of H2O!!! Water is our drink of choice :)
and a raspberry-apple crumble (Hubby grew up eating dessert after every meal, which is a big change for me, since we weren't really a big dessert family)

There's a good feeling knowing that you've cooked your meals from scratch. You know exactly what went into your food, you can control the sugar, salt and fat content. If you don't have time to cook things from scratch, you can always get the assistance of canned or frozen foods. I don't like making anything from a box since I enjoy cooking. I don't really think it takes that much extra effort or time. I'm able to cook in between teaching and helping Hubby on the farm.

Barring the fact that I love cooking for my husband and loved ones, I still can't wait to go to Toronto and have some pad thai with Dina and Jill! I'm seriously jones-ing for some pad thai! LOL!

If anyone wants recipes for any of the above dishes, I can post them. In the meantime, I'll leave you with Hubby's fave part of the meal.
Raspberry-Apple Crumble!!!

3 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 apples)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9” baking pan or 1 1/2 - quart casserole. In medium bowl, toss apples, sugar and cinnamon. Add raspberries and toss gently. Spread fruit mixture in baking pan.
Mix oats, brown sugar, flour and butter in small bowl with fork or pasty blender until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake until top is golden brown and fruit is tender, about 35-40 minutes.


Chrissy121875 said...

BTW, I didn't take that photo. I got it from the net somewhere. I'll take a photo of my own for the raspberry apple crumble when I get my digital camera fixed :)

curiositykiller said...

Awwww... your hubby is a lucky guy to have your homecooked meals... and what a menu! I'm so crazy about food, it's only right to have a seperate blog to store my recipes and food links... I know.. I'm nuttie and love eating them too ~ ha!

Hey... which reminds me, I have a pad thai recipe... I'll post that some time later when I can remember. You can also buy Pad Thai in a box (with the sauce and everything - all you have to do is throw an egg in the pan) and make them right at home... I know, I can be such a lazy urbanite. At least that way you can have your fix whenever you need it. Just like me and my chocolate. Can't live without them.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet of you to stop by ParisBreakfasts Chrissy and even nice to give me a shoutout here!
Big Merci :)
I love your doggie..

Anonymous said...

Hummmm..I never thought about rasberries in applecrisp but i don't know why. I love rasberries and I love apple crisp so I imagine they'd go good together. Thanks for the idea!

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