I didn’t quite make my goal of 5,000 words in my new book yesterday but I came close, somewhere around 4,250. I know, I’m such a slacker. Hopefully I can make up for that today.
Someone said it has been a while since I have shown any of Miss Terry’s kitchen creations in the blog and asked me if she’s on strike. Oh no, she is still cooking! If I go a day or two without writing, it feels like I’m suffering withdrawals, and I think it’s the same way with Terry in the kitchen. If we eat out a couple of days in a row, she can’t wait to get her pots and pans out and make something delicious. And Lord knows I’m not going to argue with her about it because I don’t think I’ve ever bought a meal anywhere that was as good as what she makes right here at home. Here are just a few of the goodies she put on the table lately.
I would say if I had to choose just one food in the whole world that I would never give up, it would be pizza. Especially Terry’s pizza. She makes the dough from scratch, lets it rise overnight, and sometimes for two days, and makes her own sauce, too. Take a look at this and tell me there’s a pizza parlor in the country that could top it.
Of course, sometimes I keep her busy proofing books, or she’s weaving or doing her own thing and doesn’t have quite as much time to cook. That’s when she says she’s just going to whip up something quick and easy. For many women that would be throwing a TV dinner in the oven or opening a box of Stouffer’s something or other. Not Terry. Check out this ham and cheese calzone she whipped up the other day! It was huge and delicious.
One of the great things about living close to the ocean is seafood, and we have some wonderful seafood restaurants in this area. But Terry shines with offerings from the ocean, too. Last week she made scallop linguine for dinner. And yes, it tasted even better than it looks.
Grits are a southern staple, so if you combine that with seafood, you come up with Terry’s shrimp and grits. Topped with bacon bits and a tasty sauce, all I can say is yummy.
I don’t have a picture of the delicious petite steaks she made last night because I was too busy eating to remember. But dessert was some of her oatmeal raisin pecan chocolate chip cookies, hot out of the oven and washed down with a glass of cold milk. As you can see, I’m not going to starve to death anytime soon.
If any of these recipes look good to you, or you want to find out about more of Terry’s amazing dishes, get yourself a copy of her cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen. I promise you, the people who sit down at your table will be glad you did.
Congratulations Fred Croscut, winner of our drawing an audiobook of The Ghost from the Sea, book 8 in my pal Bobbi Holmes’ popular Haunting Danielle mystery series about an Oregon seaside bed and breakfast with a resident ghost of a previous owner who has been dead for almost ninety years. We had 31 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – I grew up living paycheck to paycheck. But after a lifetime of hard work and perseverance, I now live direct deposit to direct deposit.