Field Notes on poetry, music, photography, and cooking

  • Macques Choux, Cajun Creamed Corn

Latest

David’s Macques Choux, (Cajun Creamed Corn)

Macques Choux, Cajun Creamed Corn

Macques Choux, Cajun Creamed Corn

Sautee 3 cups corn in bacon fat till bright yellow. Add  one diced red pepper, green onion, fresh thyme, basil, parsley, and hot sauce to give it some kick, I use Cholula. After the vegetables get tender, add cream and ½ tube butter and continue to cook and stir until it gets thick.

Penne with Sausage Sauce from Wine Country Cooking

Over Thanksgiving Holiday, I watched Joanne Weir make this delicious sauce on Wine Country Cooking. Made it last night and it came out better than any restaurant sauce we ever had!

While making sauce, cook 1 lb. Penne, reserve 1 C. of the cooking water.

Recipe for Sauce:
3/4 lb. Italian sausage removed from casing, crumbled, browned, set aside
1 T. olive oil
1 red onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 bay leaf
1 t. fresh minced thyme
1 t. fresh minced sage, (optional to use: basil, parsley, rosemary, or any herbs combinations you like)
1/2 C. dry red wine
1 can San Marzano whole Tomatoes with basil
1/4 C. heavy cream
S&P to taste

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until soft, Add red wine reduce to 1/4 cup. Add tomatoes, squishing them by hand and add all liquid from can. Add sausage meat. Mix well and simmer. Add all remaining ingredients (except cream) and simmer ten minutes. Add 1/2-1 C cooking water from penne to desired consistency of sauce. Add S&P to taste. Lastly, mix in heavy cream and cheese and serve.
Manja!

Blue Eyed Darner

Shot manual in A with my new Nikon D7000. Yippee!!

Blue Eyed Darner Smiling for the Camera

Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Don’t look down on Corona!, originally uploaded by BlaiseAllen.

Eggplant Rollatini



Eggplant Rollatini, originally uploaded by BlaiseAllen.

Recipe on Flickr, just click on photo. It really came out good. I’m off wheat at the moment, so this is the next best thing to lasagna. It is also meat free, a good dish when you are craving rich Italian meal. I would have loved to have had a crusty loaf of bread and pasta as a side. Alas, I miss wheat products once in a while, but feel so much healthier, I can easily overcome my cravings.

First Full Moon of the new year! 1-7-12

Happy New Year 2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,798 other followers