Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Dinner 2014

This year, Greek Easter is the same date as Western Easter: Sunday, April 20, 2014. We'll have a total of eight people for dinner and here is glimpse at this year's menu:
Christos Anesti! Happy Easter to everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Corn Chowder

This is my take on the Corn Chowder recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook which was my cooking go-to book in the 1980s.


1 large onion chopped
4 strips of bacon, chopped
4 ribs of celery, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
4 cups fresh corn (or use frozen which has been thawed)
1 large potato
8 cups chicken broth
1 can evaporated milk

  • In large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook onion and bacon until onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the celery, red pepper, corn and spices. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil then lower to a simmer. Cook for about 1 hour.
  • Remove approx. two cups soup - mostly the veggies - and puree in a food processor. Add back to the chowder. Also, you can use a hand mixer that will puree - just don't puree the entire soup!
  • Add the evaporated milk and potato. Cook for another 30 minutes at a simmer until potato is soft.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Wow, it is that time of year already? Yes, Thanksgiving is here and the kitchen is already humming at the MacEntee household in Chicago.  We'll be having a small dinner for a total of five people and here's a preview of what I'll be serving:
  • Romaine salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, blue cheese and vinaigrette dressing
  • Turkey breast, ordered from Gepperth's Meat Market
  • Leg of Lamb from Costco
  • Feta cheese
  • Tzatsiki
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Pumpkin  and cheery pie 
  • Wine
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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