Category Food

Using All The Chicken

I had an event at church this past weekend where I had to provide the main dish for sixty people.  I was looking to do this as cheaply as possible while still supplying a great meal.  A local store where…

Fish & Chips

I was wandering the supermarket with the family just before closing and came across a pile of tilapia and cod fillets on 50% discount as their best before date was the following day.  We bought a bunch and came home…

Smoke’s Poutinerie

I was in Toronto over the weekend and had a chance to try Smoke’s Poutinerie.  They only service poutine, that glorious French Canadian mix of fries, cheese curds and gravy.  Good things kept being said about the place so I…

Rendering Chicken Fat

Over the weekend I made a chicken dish with bone on thighs, backs attached.  It was $0.89 a pound so I purchased fifteen pieces.  After I tried to brown the first five pieces the skin fell apart so I removed…

Roasts for Sandwiches

At our house I try and make everything myself, and that includes luncheon meat.  I prefer to roast large pieces of beef and pork with a heavily applied dry rub.  Cooking at 300F in the oven or the barbeque, even…

Cheese Dreams

This is a carryover from my own childhood and always a favourite with my children: cheese dreams. Give any bun a thick swish of Cheez Whiz and add pieces of cooked bacon.  Put them under the broiler and you have…

My French Toast Recipe

I’ve waxed previously about my enjoyment of french toast but my recipe always seemed a little too simple: nothing to elevate it to wonderment.  Luckily that’s changed. I came across a recipe recently for pancakes that used brown sugar; I…

Caseless Sausage

If you don’t have a sausage stuffer it may feel like you can’t make sausage, but that’s just not so.  I enjoy sausage patties for breakfast so I don’t need my sausage to be in a casing.  My solution is…

Cartoons teaching something useful

This morning my daughter was awake as I went downstairs to make breakfast: she’s an early riser and is the only one in the house who sees me leave for work. I had the bacon going and the eggs on…