First, let me announce a new giveaway. Well, maybe "new" isn't the right word, since this is a giveaway of a Susan Branch cookbook I picked up at the thrift store. It's in good condition, though, and I already have one--that's why I got this one for you! I knew it had some really good stuff in it and I wanted to share!
This is the Vineyard Seasons book. I'll be cooking a few dishes from it in the next few days and sharing photos with you.
Today I made her recipe for ribs and "juice," and they turned out really nice! The "juice" is made from pineapple juice and other ingredients and the ribs cook in the oven, so they can be made any time of the year. (Besides the ribs, I tossed together some coleslaw and parmesan rice--neither recipe is in the book.)
I also made her lemon roll cake--it's the first time I've ever made a rolled cake, and it came out pretty good! And boy is it lemony! Yum!
The only thing that marred our celebration of food and good eating is that we seem to have been overrun by flies. Is anyone else having a fly problem? I can't figure out why we have so many and what might be attracting them, but when I went out on the patio this afternoon, there were tons! Right after that, I saw one in the kitchen and thought it must have gotten in when I opened the patio sliding door, but by the time Hubby got home from work about 20 minutes later, there were SIX flying around the kitchen! I think they're coming in the drain openings in the window frame in the kitchen but Hubby doesn't think that's possible. Anyone know?
Tonight I went out to the garage to feed our older cat who mostly lives in there now, and there were maggots all over her leftover food--we've never had that happen before. I spared you any photos, but I had to call Hubby to help me deal with it because it was just too darn icky!
Maybe it's punishment for my accidental shoplifting. There's a thought.
Well, I hope this hasn't put you off the idea of doing a little Susan Branch-style cooking. It might have done me! LOL! But leave me a comment saying you'd like to win the Susan Branch cookbook and I'll put you in the drawing. I'll draw a winning name on Tuesday night.