Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Another family favorite growing up was mock chow mein casserole. Even back then I wondered at the name. Besides the obvious chow mein noodles, it was nothing like the chow mein we had out of cans. I’m not sure where it got the name but eventually I adapted it to include a few Chinese type vegetables.  You can use your own favorites in this recipe. Continue reading

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Dad’s Favorite Soup: Saurkraut and Shredded Pork Shoulder

Dad's Sauerkraut Shredded Pork Soup

Dad’s Sauerkraut Shredded Pork Soup

Time to return to my favorite hobby: food blogging. I took a break for a few months after my father’s death.  I needed to deal with grief as well as his estate. I have, however, also been photographing my most interesting recipes in the meanwhile.  It’s about time to make them into posts again. Hopefully I’ll remember the steps I took in making them! Continue reading

Artisanal Tater Tot Hotdish

Artisinal Tater Tot Hotdish

Artisanal Tater Tot Hotdish

I was seriously excited recently when my P.S. found some new soups at the grocery store. I’d asked him to pick up soups so that I could make tater tot hotdish for supper. The cold, snowy day called for comfort food. I just needed cream of mushroom soup and cream of celery soup to fulfill that need.  My P.S. texted me a picture and I gasped.  No way! Continue reading