June 30, 2009

My wife—the cook


’ve mentioned before what a difficult time I have keeping my weight down since my wife is such a great cook. Well ... things haven’t changed. Okay, maybe they’ve gotten worse.

When my wife was at Target a few weeks ago she noticed a set of DVDs put out by the FOOD Network. They were incredibly low-priced sets of complete seasons of some of the FOOD Network’s series. So Kim picked up a copy of a full season of "Ace of Cakes" and a full season of Paula Dean’s show.

We’re southerners, so the Paula Dean show is yielding a wealth of potential recipes. So far Kim has tried two of them. And David and I keep pinching ourselves to make sure we’re not dreaming and we haven’t died and gone to an incredible banquet in heaven.

The first two pictures in this post are of the French Toast Casserole with maple syrup that Kim made for us this past Sunday morning for breakfast. Then on Sunday night she made something called Baked Garlic Grits. It was incredible and beyond description. I don’t have a picture of the baked grits, but here’s a picture of the rest of that meal—my son’s favorite: Polish keilbasa. The little pretzel looking things are actually snack pretzels wrapped in bacon. She added Parmesan and Romano cheese to ours; David wanted his without cheese and this picture is of his plate.

Jealous, aren’t you?


  1. Terri gets hooked on food network shows too and is VERY impressionable. She loves to cook, so yesterday, she had the day off and made 2 different types of homemade salsa (roasted all the veggies herself on the grill), a key lime pie, marinated meat and grilled it (teriyaki marinade)...gosh, talk about "good eats" LOL

  2. Dorene - Just another reason that I need to make a trip to Colorado. Wow - that sound good!

  3. You all are welcome anytime..just let us know when you're coming!!


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