Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading

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Fresh Corn, Zucchini and Potato Chowder

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

Zucchini is my fun vegetable.  I’m always amazed by the wide variety of recipes using zucchini, whether soups, salads, casseroles or desserts.  I’ve blogged many of them over the years.  If you do a search for “zucchini” in the search bar you’ll be as surprised as I am by the number!  And yet I still find more recipes I want to squeeze in during the limited summer growing time for the vegetable that has very little flavor of its own. Continue reading

Enhanced Stuffing

Enhanced Stuffing

Enhanced Stuffing

Inspired by a fellow blogger’s bold use of stuffing in a casserole, I wanted to make a stuffing dish of my own.  I had things to use in the fridge and they seemed like sensible enhancements to a chicken flavored stuffing.  Although I’d never heard of green beans in stuffing, and a search of Pinterest didn’t bring up many recipes, I would still try to reinvent the stuffing dish as a new food group.  VeggieBread. Continue reading