Archive for the 'Comfort Foods' Category

Recipe: Simple – One pot!

|October 24, 2013|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen


Well it's been a heluva 2 weeks!


First the starter went on the car – 2 days before my mechanic was scheduled for surgery and he could not fit me in.  He won't be back to work for a couple weeks – now what?


Okay – no car for a week – I'm going bonkers!


Ahhhhh – Tommy to the rescue.  God bless Tommy.


Tommy is my neighbor who takes care of the outside yard work for me, crawls up on the roof and cleans out my gutters for me and showed up at my house with a friend of his who is a mechanic, took my starter out, drove down the road to the parts store and put a new starter in – all in 1/2 hour!


God bless them both.  The car starts.


Well – don't I get a bug now?  Too sick to leave the house – so another 5 days pass.


Guess what??   I ventured out yesterday to a totally dead battery that would not hold a charge.  The charge got me to a car fixer-upper down the road – one terminal was only running on 10% – new battery time.  grrrrrrrrrrrrr


Okay – what else was going to happen?


I ventured out because of 3 unauthorized purchases made on my bank card and I had to go to the back to get money (like at this point I have any left!) because when I called the bank to file a complaint – they shut off my card immediately.


Oh well – new card in 5 to 7 BUSINESS days – ditto with the money taken from my account.


I don't use checks, I pay my bills on line and I use my card for everything not having to worry about carrying cash.  The ATM at the corner is from my bank so there are no ATM charges – I love it.


Now??  This.


So with all that goes on – I do still get hungry and I was not in the mood to cook.  So I grabbed some kielbasa links out of the fridge, diagonally cut, scrubbed and wedged taters, cleaned and cut carrots and steamed them.  Simple.


Dot with butter when done, sprinkle with salt and pepper – a bit of parsley for "the look" as well.


No fuss, no mess, and I still have to make it to the bank today.


Just another fun day here!

Recipe: Grammaw’s Little Luvvies Luv Apple Lumpies

|October 6, 2013|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

The little guy stayed for the weekend and I always spoil him with anything homemade.


We've enjoyed our weekend – Friday night was Wrestling night, last night was movie night and today it's whatever we want to do.


It's quite miserable out there – horrid thunder/lightning the past two nights. Friday night we pulled an all-nighter and he went to bed at 4:30 in the morning!  Yes I allowed it – the storm was scary and watching movies and playing WWE 12 on the Wi was fun.


For last nights movies we had tacos – hard and soft shell and fries like the ones BK has just introduced.  So I filled my fry baby with corn oil and made the fries. 


This morning – still storming and scary – so I cranked up the fry daddy and made some lumpies for him.


It's just something I tossed together one day, it's babies-approved and a definite keeper.


Grammaw's Apple Lumpies