It’s Snowin’ and I’m Cookin’

It is snowing here in Maine, again, and I am bored.

So bored that I have been cooking since noon when I got home. So bored (as my husband pointed out) that I made my own Italian seasoning. I told him that I had to, because I wanted to try a new meatball recipe and it called for Italian seasoning, and we didn’t have any. He took this instead as a sign of boredom. I think that happened when I pulled out the spice grinder.

You have probably gathered by now, that when I am bored (or shut in by an impossibly long winter) I cook. While it may not be good for my waistline, I maintain that it is good for my soul.

Here are some of the treats that I have made so far:

This is a FABULOUS way to use up frozen berries. This recipe is my Memere Pineau's recipe for "Steamed Berry Pudding." This has concoction made with last year's strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries has been cooking in a makeshift boiler for the last two hours. I know what I will be having for dessert AND breakfast tomorrow.

This is a FABULOUS way to use up frozen berries. This is my Memere Pineau’s recipe for “Steamed Berry Pudding.” This concoction made with last year’s strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries has been cooking in a makeshift boiler for the last two hours. I know what I will be having for dessert AND breakfast tomorrow.

 

This is a white-wheat deliciously easy artisan bread. It is so easy to make, but you have to make the dough the night before. Glad I remembered to throw it together before I went to sleep last night!

This is a white-wheat, delicious, crusty artisan bread. It is so easy to make, but you have to make the dough the night before. Glad I remembered to throw it together before I went to sleep last night!

What goes with bread, but spaghetti and meatballs. I usually like my father's recipe, but I was short on time so I threw this together. A lb of our grass-fed beef, panko, spices, and an egg are going to make a WONDERFUL addition to our dinner. This is what I needed Italian seasoning for. I just snuck one, and man is it good.

What goes with bread, but spaghetti and meatballs! I usually like my father’s recipe, but I was short on time so I threw this together. A lb of our grass-fed beef, onion, panko, spices, and an egg are going to make a WONDERFUL addition to our dinner. This is what I needed Italian seasoning for. I just snuck one, and man are they good.

I am going to have to move away from the kitchen if I am ever going to be able to keep fitting into my clothes. If it keeps looking like this out, though

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It may be a losing battle!

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  1. Judy Maillis

    I have a “Meme” too. And your Memere’s steamed pudding looks dee-licious!

    • spineaub

      It is! I just finished eating it for breakfast. I don’t want to admit how much butter is in this recipe, although my grandmother’s called for “oleo” — I am a purist when it comes to butter. I hear that flies won’t even touch margarine. Real food please!

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