Returning to Cyberspace

I’ve been gone for a time, nearly a year.  Why?  I’ll explain that later.  Here I want to celebrate home cooking.  For the past week I have been engaged in a bit of a home cooking joyride!  It has been difficult for the past few months to do a great deal of home cooking, more of a burden than a joy, but this past week I did a good deal of meal prep with an eye toward simple pleasures.  Here we go!

Wednesday of last week I made breakfast brownies.  That’s not some special recipe that turns a frittata into a meal.  It’s just plain old brownies made in the morning and eaten as breakfast with a cup of coffee.  Here’s how it looked!

Breakfast BrownieThe next day our yard man Dale came over and gave mother a sack of sour pie cherries.  After making a trip to Ace Hardware, we were ready to do something special with our new handheld cherry pitter.  I went through various church cookbooks and came up with an easy cobbler recipe. I don’t understand why cobbler recipes have disappeared from the cooking landscape.  Here’s the incredibly easy, incredibly tasty cherry cobbler.

Sour Cherry Cobbler

I decided I wanted to keep things cool in the house the next day, so I took some grilled chicken we had left from an earlier meal and made chicken salad sandwiches along with a nice mango salsa.  I have always loved sandwiches, and this one is made with sourdough bread and butter lettuce.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

My final entry in this week’s cooking journey is Memorial Day Strawberry Waffles.  I like to make fruit into sauce, especially strawberries because they can turn really quickly.  I am also a fan of waffles because they feel dressy but are remarkably easy to make, from scratch.  They can also serve as a base for a later dessert.  As a matter of fact, brownies can do that as well.  Thoughts for the week to come.  I always serve bacon with waffles.  I always serve maple syrup as well, though I didn’t need it this morning.

Strawberry WafflesWhen I finish cleaning today, I’ll be ready to finish editing a novel one of my favorite people has written.  I can’t say when I’ll blog again, but I’m certain I’ll be back in less than a year.

About evamccollaum

I am a starting publisher who needs the help of younger people to successfully use social networking. I continuously search for good stories and good writers.
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3 Responses to Returning to Cyberspace

  1. Hiram says:

    Looks like a great week!

  2. bacoots says:

    Hello there. Sounds yum. Thanks for the post. I’m glad you are back.

  3. Pingback: Returning to Cyberspace – A Quarter Bubble Short of Plumb

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