Monday, June 29, 2009

Chicken Chile Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Chile Enchilada Casserole, not the best I've made, but it tasted better than it looks here, 3.5 out of 5 Noms. Side of fresh green beans from the garden steamed then sauteed with a Vidalia onion and a bit of garlic.

Sunday Brunch

Open faced sando for brunch yesterday on wheat toast. Sauteed onions with olive oil and garlic. Added the eggs, chopped basil and sage Topped it off with sliced tomatoes, salt, pepper and parm. The onions, basil, sage and tomatoes were from the garden.

I really with these pictures weren't "phone" quality.

Taco Night!!!

I had some leftover grilled salmon from the night before. I warmed the 4 oz. filet and whipped up a chive and lime sour cream sauce, wrapped in a flour tortilla with spinach, grape tomatoes, red peppers and had mini salmon tacos. That was not enough for dinner so I also poached some chicken and then sauteed with taco seasoning and onions. Taco toppings included: freshly grated Monterey Jack, Jack's fresh salsa, sour cream, etc. On the side was mexican rice and black beans sauteed with red peppers and onions. 4 noms!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

You Are What You Eat... You Tart

Strawberry tart with a cream cheese filling. Berry delicious!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Leftover Brat Goodness!

So we cooked up a bunch of brats and stuff for Father's day and had some leftovers, so for last night's dinner we cooked up some yellow, red and green pepper with vidalia onion in olive oil and garlic. Then tossed the cooked veggies with the leftover brats to warm them up and served it over california short-grain brown rice from the DFM(dekalb farmers market). 3.9 Noms

Monday, June 22, 2009

Grilled Pizza on the BGE (Big Green Egg)

This recipe requires special equipment: a BGE (big green egg) and a pizza stone made specially for the BGE. We got pizza dough from our local pizzeria and i picked up the folllowing deliciuos ingredients: fresh spinach, fresh arugula, thinly sliced prosciutto, boar's head pepperoni, fresh variety of mushrooms, mozzarella and feta cheese.
We heated the BGE with the pizza stone up to 350 degrees and dressed the pizza on the grill.
These were our pies:
  1. pepperoni and mushroom pizza
  2. prosciutto pizza with arugula tossed in lemon and olive oil
  3. pepperoni, feta and spinach za (pictured)
Delicious and fun! 4 noms. It was so good I forgot to take a pic until the last pizza.

Saturday Brrrrreakfast

Obviously a house favorite, chedda eggs and sauteed red bell pepper with bacon on a toasted english muffin and leftover salad on the side to get the day going healthy style.

Salad Time

We did a make your own salad meal on Friday night using all that you see above (except for the whole romaine not pictured). Dry rubbed grilled chicken, grilled corn, bacon, chedda, red and green bell peppers, tomatos from the garden, homemade croutons (parmesean), black beans, grilled squash and grilled zucchini. Healthy noms.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mmm... Chocolate Truffles

Dessert has always been my favorite. An easy 5 noms.

Friday, June 19, 2009

All Jawja Salad

This is an all Georgia salad. Lettuce and radishes(spicy!) from N Georgia through the Decatur CSA. Tomatoes(cherry and better boy), cucumber and sweet onions from the garden about 20 feet from the kitchen counter where the salad was made. The only thing not local is the dressing and salt and pepper.
It's not the most beautiful thing ever, but it tasted great with Trader Joe's "Goddess" dressing on it. The picture isn't great because it's a phone pic. We're sans camera at the moment.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Second Breakfast!

Spinach, chedda and eggs on an english muffin with ONE piece of bacon. Banannarama on the side.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slow Cooked Country Ribs with Apples

These are country style ribs slow cooked for 12 hours in a honey and bourbon sauce with gala apples, jalapeno sharp cheddar mac n chee, and steamed broccoli.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


On a croissant. Tomatos from the yard, croissant and greens from the dekalb farmers market and bacon from Garrett County Farms. 3.7 Noms

Monday, June 15, 2009

Camping Noms

Cheesey silverqueen corn and sweet onions quesadillas!

These onions came from Gale Farms in Decatur, Ga. The corn is from south Georgia. This was good eats, while camping right below Coker Creek Falls, in east Tennessee. I fried up the remaining onions and corn off the cob for a nice side dish as well.

The drink was bulleit bourbon, water and lemon.

Interesting watermelon saladtimes by Anna P.

Usually, the fish would be the focal point of a dinner here at Hillside Manor, especially when it was this good (Parmesan and basil encrusted deliciousness). But the watermelon salad was the winner on this plate. Anna put Basil, kalamata olives, feta and red onions in the bowl with some juicy sweet watermelon. These flavors were interesting and exciting.

The beans were flavored with fresh lemon juice. The biscuits were mini sourcream morsels that I couldn't stop eating. The fish was perfectly cooked.

North Korean Nuclear BBQ Roasted Pork with Stir Fry. ROR.

Hoisin BBQ pork with a garlic hoisin reduction sauce with stir fried veggies and jasmine rice. 4 Noms.

Fried Green Tomatoes!!

Had a branch from one of the tomato plants break off and there were four green tomatoes attached so they were perfect for battering and frying. Topped with whole grain mustard aioli. delicious.

BRAKfast Sando!

This here 3.75 nom BRAKfast Sando was deeeeelish. It was served up on a Farm255 english muffin, with cheddar cheese, egg and a slice of tomato (which was purchased at the Athens farmer's market on Saturday from an eager local tomato grower). Apparently the farmer had to start growing the tomatoes in her house during the winter so she could get a jump on the season. It paid off too, because she was the only farmer at the market with big, plump, juicy tomaters.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An Obvious Favorite... Less than $1

Eggs and tomato on toasted italian bread.  Obviously this is a breakfast favorite!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lizza Chops

The Lizzas made pork chops too! Ours were grilled with fresh rosemary from the enormous bush at our house and accompanied by a pile of parmesan mashed taters and fresh green beans. About $3 per person and it was decidedly nom-worthy.

Asian Pork with grilled vegetables

Simple but delicious.  4 Noms

Monday, June 8, 2009

Chicken Pesto Ravioli with Broccoli Estimated at $12 to feed 4

We made chicken and ham(!) pesto tossed with cheese ravioli topped with fried sage and some blanched broccoli on the side.  Soaked up the pesto goodness with some toasted italian bread.  4 noms

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pizza 2 Ways

Grilled chicken pesto pie with fresh tomato, yellow peppers, caramelized red onion, mozzarella cheese and topped with pine nuts on the left.  Traditional Hawaiian pie with ham, pineapple, caramelized red onion and tomato base on the right.  Pizza doesn't have to be a perfect circle....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summa Summa Summatiiime

Summer means BBQ.  We grilled some whole chicken breasts with sweet bbq sauce, grilled zucchini and squash, corn on the cob, sour cream mashed tates and some salad greens on the side.  4 Noms

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday dinner is Shrimp Two Ways!

Brought some fresh shrimp back to Atlanta from the gulf and decided to cook them immediately.  We boiled a half pound and tossed with cajun seasoning to keep that fresh flavor in tact and the other half pound we cooked in a homemade asian bbq sauce and served over jasmine rice with chives.  Amazing...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Veggie Noms!

red russian kale, squash and sweet onions and cheese grits.

i'm a carnivore. my lady isn't, though, so i have to excel with the veggies. it's a good problem to have, especially when it's all locally grown.

although the grits came from McEwen and Sons in Wilsonville, Ala.

those grits come highly recommended.

4 noms

2 Good 2 Only Eat Once

The fresh snapper the other night was so good, we had to go back and get the next day's catch.  Again we broiled the snapper with some fresh herbs from the garden, but switched up the sides and this was a homerun.  Garlic and rosemary sauteed spinach with Yukon Gold mashed taters with sourcream and chives.  I could eat this every day.  4.5 Noms

Monday breakfast Noms!

Keepin' it simple for a post-vacation breakfast monday morning.  Fried egg and ham on a toasted english muffin.  Simple =  delicious

More Fresh Seafood!

Yet again, another fish found it's way from the ocean to our table in about a 12 hour period.  This is broiled Scamp with cajun seasonings, wild rice with garlic and olive oil and blanched asparagus.  Side salad to keep it somewhat healthy. 

Broiled Red Snapper Goodness

There are few things finer than eating fresh fish that was swimmingly happily in the big gulf in the morning, but then found itself on your plate in the evening.  This is Broiled Red Snapper lightly seasoned cajun style with some bread crumbs, roasted potatoes with red onion and red pepper and blanched green beans and asaparagus on the side.  Incredible.