Carla and I headed up to Sunriver on New Year’s morning to spend a couple of days with friends. Our friends won a week at a house in the central Oregon resort and invited us to come and stay for a couple of days. We’ve had a cold but dry winter; on the drive over… Continue reading Sunriver in January
I made this tortilla soup back in October when Carla wasn’t feeling well; I caught another cold last week and thought that chicken soup would be good for me as well. You can catch the recipe and discussion of the process by looking at that posting. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to improve my photography skills and… Continue reading Tortilla Soup – New camera settings.
Back in July 2013 (it is January 2014 as I write this) Carla and I embarked on one of our dream vacations: a long distance train trip. We had originally scheduled this trip for the summer of 2011 but heavy rains in the upper Midwest flooded out a good part of the line. This would… Continue reading Empire Builder to Chicago
I’ve come to like roast chicken almost as much as pork shoulder. I completely fell for chicken since I got my new grill with rotisserie. But it’s winter now; and the rotisserie motor is mounted in a way to short out in the rain. So I’ve been looking for alternatives. Leave it to Dad Cooks… Continue reading Pan Roasted Chicken and Risotto
We set up a game night date with our friends the McDonnells. We had a similar night at their house after Christmas where we got to eat some of Dianne’s delicious Christmas cookies. We went out for dinner at the Fireside Grill, which used to be a McMennimans and is much better after the change.… Continue reading Lemon Pie Dessert