Winter cooking ideas

Hi Folks-

I had my lovely indoor weekend that I wanted so badly. Football, food, jigsaw puzzles and books, pretty much fabulous. I made Enchiladas Con Carne from the New York Times’ Sam Shifton, it’s a favorite. We have been trying to eat a little healthier, and have been for the most part, but I definitely reserve a spot on the weekend for something delicious and if that includes a little red meat and some cheese that’s okay. It was actually quite a bit better than okay ;-).

The other fun thing I made was a new recipe scored off the internet. I love the thought of baking on Sunday mornings, it just seems right. I have been known to do cinnamon rolls and all kinds of elaborate things but mostly I love to have something simple. I was in the mood for oatmeal so I started poking around and found this great recipe for oatmeal apple squares. I made some changes and made in an 8×8 pan you net nine little chewy, sweet, cinnamony squares, perfect with coffee and super quick to make. Here’s that for your Sunday morning baking pleasure.

Oatmeal Apple Cake

1 egg

2/3 cup vegetable oil

¾ cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

¾ tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup shredded granny smith or other tart apple

Beat together the egg, oil, sugar and vanilla until light and foamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. Add oats and apple and stir again to completely mix. Put in a greased 8×8 baking pan and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. It should be starting to brown on the top and a cake tester in the middle should come out clean.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Scottish Salmon

  • Lemon sole

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

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Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf


meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi


Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo


Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla


Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

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