Saturday, I made a big pot of my CaptainK's potato soup, in preparation for Scrabble Night with Jake and Carla. But, we all made too many snacks and never got around to the soup! Froze half to take to my Mom's and the rest will be gone this week, I'm sure.
Sunday I made something called "All Day Pork Loin Chili" which was a 3# pork loin, cut into 2 inch cubes, seared and then simmered, literally, all day. Also had 3 cans of diced tomatoes with juice, 2 cans each of black and kidney beans, drained, a red bell pepper, three jalapeno peppers (seeded then diced) and assorted spices and a touch of brown sugar. Finally had some last night. A bit more spicy than I like, but very, very good. Also last night I finished cleaning the house and made some more dishes for the rest of the week.
First I made some chicken salad. A very simple recipe, but very tasty. I boiled boneless, skinless chicken breasts on Sunday and refrigerated them. Last night, I cubed them and added 1/2 cut of finely diced celery, 1/3 cup of slivered almonds. Sauce was 1 cup of mayonnaise (the real stuff) and two tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice. I plan on cutting the top off a big tomato, digging it out and using that as a bowl for the chicken salad. Put my tomato bowl on a lettuce leaf, prop the cleaned off top against it and voila! (it's all about the presentation, lol!)
Last, but not least, I had bought a family pack of drumsticks (14 of them, I think). I usually get all involved in 4 hour buttermilk marinade, etc. but since it was Monday night at 8:00 PM, decided to go simple, yet again. (That's right, I've gotten simple!) So, seasoned them with a mixture of salt, pepper and onion salt, them mixed 4 eggs with 1/3 cup of water. Added just enough Red Hot Sauce until mixture turned orange. Mixed 2 cups of self-rising flour with fresh ground pepper and started my assembly line. Coated the drumsticks in the egg mixture, rolled them in the flour and deep fried them in 350 degree oil for 13 minutes. Drained them by putting a rack on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Tasted fantastic!!! I ate four of them when they cooled, and put the rest in bags in the fridge.