Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dining Out in Ashland, Oregon

coquina - a new restaurant in the Railroad District.  Simple and clean decor inside.  A very pleasant atmosphere awaited us for dinner.  They also have outside dining.  Nice wine list also.  

This is their "special" beet salad - great flavors all on one plate.  Had a nice glass of red wine and split an order of gnocchi with my daughter.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dining Out in Ashland, Oregon

The Morning Glory in Ashland, Oregon is one of our favorite restaurants to have either breakfast or lunch

Sourdough pancakes with lemon butter.  Oh so light and yummy!  Had a cup of coffee and I was good to go!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pork Hash - Husband Approved

Pork Hash, made with a leftover Pork Roast.  Easy to make and yummy to eat.  Husband Approved.

Chop a Sweet Onion and saute on medium with about a couple of tablespoons of Olive Oil, till the edges are a caramel color.

This asparagus was really thin, so I used 2 bunches, cut into 1" pieces; microwave in a glass bowl for 2 minutes, set aside.

Leftover Pork Roast

Cut into cubes and sprinkle with Kosher Sea Salt and Pepper

The onions should be looking like this by now.  For caramelized onions - add 1 Tab butter, and sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the top, being careful to mix it in well.  

Set aside a portion of the onions, and add the pork

Add the asparagus, remaining onions and continue cooking till the meat is hot.

For a simple sauce/gravy - combine 2 Tab flour with a cup of water, and a couple of shakes from the pepper mill - cover top and shake well.  You can even add some Chicken broth to the mix.  Pour slowly over mixture and stir.  Savory and yummy.  I served it with Uncle Ben's Chicken rice and pears.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's for Dinner?

I often post what I am having for dinner on Facebook, and then ask everyone else what they are having.  So here are some of those conversations.  And they might give you some ideas of what you might cook for dinner.

Marinated lamb roast, asparagus, Trader Joes instant mashed potatoes.


Grilled pork chops with orange rosemary glaze, rice pilaf, green salad and Rosato wine from Mosbey's winery

Hummas and goat cheese salad

Thick pork chops, corn on the cob, and asparagus

Chicken-bacon-artichoke pizza from Papa Murphy's and a glass of chardonnay

Ribs, corn on the cob, blackberries, blueberries and peaches from Costco

Roast chicken with crunch baked potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and greens

Pork chop, green beans, corn on the cob, vanilla sugarless ice cream with Asian cinnamon on top!