Monday, July 27, 2009

Just get started...

Well, I've been thinking for a few months about starting this blog and my sweet husband (who is in charge of all computer issues) set this up for me about a month ago but I've been feeling lazy and haven't taken the time to do my first post. I'm not even sure where to start - my original 1st blog idea was to report on my recent trip to Prather Ranch for a slaughter (I promise to go back to this, but I just wanted to get something down and this story is too intense for my first foray into the blogisphere) Anyway, I guess I should start with my purpose for this site. I just wanted to share my thoughts, recipes and party ideas - not sure who all is interested but hopefully you will be inspired to cook for yourself and others. Luckily I have Richard to continually appreciate my cooking but besides that we usually have somebody over for dinner at least one night a week. Oh, and let me just apologize now for any grammatical errors and run on sentences, spelling and irritating exclamation marks!!! - I type kind of like I talk (I'll try to keep the f word to a minimum for those of you who know me!)
So - saturday night I decided to make Chicken and Andoille Sausage Gumbo (it has been a cold week here in SF) for our good friends and neighbors John & Rey. I don't really have a recipe - I kind of just add as I go - if you are interested I could try writing one - and I don't add okra, whic
h is not to say that I don't like okra - in fact I love it but only fried
(I will try to post the recipe for my favorite Fried Okra Sal
ad at a later date) John's been really into baking lately so he brought a beautiful and delicious Peach Pie for dessert and Rey shared with us a lovely white wine from Spain. It was a early evening as Rich was feeling poorly with a cold and we had canceled earlier in the day (which is why I didn't make my Shrimp Romelade (sp? I so don't feel like looking this up) Salad) but later he felt good enough for a quickie dinner party! In by 6 out by 8! Anyway - we've been eating it for 3 days now and can I say it just keeps getting better - today for lunch my other neighbors Ruth & Floyd came over for Gumbo as they are both working from home now - so at least now it's
done! I also canned 4 quarts of whole peeled Striped Roma tomatoes for "The closet" - my "cellar" downstairs.


  1. Hey Becky! Love that you are a blogger! :) And I love that I'll be able to keep up with what you are cooking and see the beautiful pics too...LOVE you - good for you. xoxo

  2. Hi Honey,
    You must have gotten the knack for cooking from our Grandmother! Your Mother is a great cook as well.
    Glad to see you have done this blog and love being invited to share it with you and your friends.
    Thanks, Kathleen (KAT)

  3. Forgot to mention my Andouille is from The Fatted Calf at the Ferry Building Farmer's market on saturday and in the Napa Oxbow Market - very tasty