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Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Okay, this photo has nothing to do with the title, but my own personal 'rule' says that I can't post a blog entry unless I have a photo to show. So... Any guesses as to who this is supposed to be? First person to guess (in the comments) will win (haha!) a color copy on cardstock of the original 4"x6" art postcard. You'll have to email me your mailing address though. But this exciting contest is not open to members of Fine Arts ATCs, since I have the title of the work posted there.

Back to cooking. Inexplicably, I was just in the mood to cook something... as opposed to disinterestedly throwing a chunk of meat in a pan, opening a can of something green, and nuking a potato. I was going to take a photo of my meal or at least one of the dishes, but forgot until it was no longer picturesque. Yesterday I got two recipes - one from (tomato pie) and one from (pork chop dish). I LOVED the tomato pie, especially. It was scrumptious! Chuck liked the pork chops best, with the whole wheat capellini to eat with the sauce. Those were great, too.

Here are the recipes:


1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk (I used skim.)
1 teaspoon salt (I skipped this.)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (I used fresh picked.)
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley (I skipped this, too.)
1 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 cup cottage cheese
5 plum tomatoes, diced
1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, basil, parsley, onion flakes and cottage cheese. Spread tomatoes evenly across bottom of pastry shell, then sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Pour egg mixture over cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until set in center.

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 lg Onion chopped
1 tb Butter
4 Chops (I used 6.)
1/2 Can cream of mushroom soup
1 c Sour cream (I used low-fat.)

Saute the onion in the butter until transparent. Add
chops to skillet and brown on one side. After
turning, add the mixture of soup and sour cream. Turn
down heat and cover. Cook 20 minutes, more or less
depending on thickness of chops.

The sauce makes a kind of gravy which can be served over egg
noodles or mashed potatoes. (As I said, I used whole wheat capellini.)


At 5/10/2006 8:17 AM, Blogger The Cookbook Junkie said...

I wish I had seen your tomato pie recipe before my last trip to Costco. They had great looking plum tomatoes that I put in my cart and then put them back because I hate buying fresh produce unless I already have a recipe in mind. I have everything else in the house to make that pie, except the tomatoes. Darn. I knew I should have bought those tomatoes.

At 5/11/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

Is it Snoop Dogg (or however the heck you spell his name)?

At 5/11/2006 11:20 AM, Blogger Wanda said...

You're right! I'm glad someone finally wanted this postcard. LOL! I was beginning to get a complex.

You can email me your mailing address and I'll send it right out to you.

wsthm at hotmail dom com

Thanks for guessing!


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