February 23, 2012 - Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard

Robin is going to be so proud of me! I actually remembered to photograph a couple of meals for today's Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard, which is being temporarily hosted by Jody at Spring Garden Acre. I normally do incorporate foods that have been grown and/or preserved by me into most of our meals, but I usually forget to grab the camera. Sometimes they just aren't pretty enough to photograph. You know you all have those days when you dish up right off the stove.....don't you?

This week's meals weren't very pretty either, but they were very tasty.

Grilled turkey Kielbasa over sauteed cabbage, with buttered boiled potatoes and green beans. Only the green beans were home grown from the freezer, but.....

....dessert was a rhubarb strawberry crisp. Both the rhubarb and strawberries were from the freezer and grown in the 2011 garden.

Another dinner that didn't look nearly as good as it tasted was spaghetti topped with a pork cutlet and Mozzarella cheese. The sauce was made from tomato sauce from the freezer and home made (frozen) pesto. It was delicious! The corn, from the freezer, was locally grown (not by me).

Somebody was hoping for leftovers!


  1. great looking meals. They never look as good in the pictures as they taste now do they! My pictures always look like we eat slop...lol

  2. Mrs. P., I really need a new camera. Everything just looks rather gray in my pictures! Nothing worse than gray food.

  3. I was complaining about our post today too! Your strawberry rhubarb crisp looks delicious. How about the recipe? I'm guessing that since you haven't said anything about it again, your grand-dog Kobi is still missing. We're very sorry. We would be devastated if we lost our cat Sydney.

  4. Jody, I got the recipe for the crisp on line. For the topping, I mean, and I wasn't very happy with it. It was more of a goo than a crisp! We did eat it, with the help of one of the grandsons, but I wouldn't make it again. My usual crisp has an oatmeal topping, with flour, sugar and cold butter cut into it until crumbly, which is what I prefer. This one had a flour, brown sugar and melted butter topping, which was globby rather than crumbly.

    No news about little Kobi. I'm really afraid we'll never see him again :-(

  5. I would hate to have to take pictures of our dinners. I usually have Alex helping me while I plate. I put it on the plate and he starts sticking his fingers into all the food. The plates are never pretty. Your crisp looks wonderful. I am hoping to have strawberries to put up this year.

    And I am so sorry about your grandpup. :(

  6. Christy, summer meals photograph much better, as I can take the plate outside to the patio table. Natural light really makes a difference. Sometimes I use the top of my washer, and the white background shows the food and dishes off better, but it was piled up with "someone's" clean folded laundry that "someone" (I'm talking to you, Mr. Granny) didn't put away.

  7. Hi Annie

    I've missed you. Your food looks delicious as usual.

    I changed some things on my blog, but I still plan to pop in every now and then on your and say "hi".

    The rhubarb and strawberry..mmmmm....I couldn't partake in any, I'm trying to watch my sugar intake, but at least I could sniff and gaze at it politely.

    Have a great rest of the day!

  8. ZZ, I've missed you too! Your blog has been removed :-(

    You can stop and sniff and gaze all you want, girl. I hope everything is OK with you. Stop in once in a while and let me know what you're up to.

  9. That corn sure looks good. Is that peaches and cream variety?

  10. FYI, I took my word verification off my comments on my blog. I guess they turn that on by default.

  11. Kris, a lot of bloggers are removing those horrid things! I don't know what Google was thinking.

  12. The meals look pretty do me, and delicious too.

    I envy your skills in preserving foods for winter. That's a big weakness for me. I am just not set up for it and I don't have the skills either. And the timing! Seems the canning needs to be done right when you are busiest with harvest etc.!

    I was looking out the window today and the weeds here on Hope Valley Road think it is spring already!

  13. The dogs look like they are looking forward to dinner too!

  14. I moved to:


    I still talk about gardening, and also about cooking, or at least trying to cook, but now I also talk about being single.

    Thanks for letting be still drop by every now and then.

  15. ZZ, it still shows me as a follower on your new blog, but it wasn't showing on my reader. That's taken care of now, so I'll know when you post.

  16. - Annie -

    I'm so glad. Because I'm planning to plant some summer squash, tomatoes and spinach in a container. Like do some container gardening. And when I do, I need help with figuring out the best kind of dirt to use. (I had heard that brand new dirt, because it's so rich with fertilizer, it can kill seeds and baby plants that you plant).

    Anyway, glad your still following me which means I will get help.


  17. ZZ, I'd be happy to help if I can. You can always email me, just click on my profile for my email address. By the way, any good potting mix is fine for those plants, the small amounts of fertilizer in them won't burn the seedlings. Just make sure it's potting MIX not potting SOIL.