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Flatten Chicken on the Grill

Thursday Food Find – Is  Flatten Chicken using an iron skillet .

  • Clean Chicken
  • With Poultry Scissors cut Backbone
  • Break the Breast Bone ( Flatten)
  • Season  Chicken
  • Skin Side up on direct grill heat
  • Flip over on Skin Side Indirect  Heat (325)
  • Place Heated Skillet on top of Chicken
  • Place a container of liquids to keep moist
  • Cook  until done
  • Internal temp 165 degree or more

This method uses a  Charcoal grill – time will vary with a gas grill.  Lisa

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Celebrating Fall

Welcome !  Monday

We had a few days of Cool weather as Irma damaged Florida ( Hope Everyone is fine) but here in Louisiana its back into the 90’s. . Typical September with up and down temperatures and another Hurricane on the Horizon.The storm season last through November and then we Cool off .The only changes of Season here are wet weather and the falling of changing leaves as they cover the ground.


Today ‘s Plan and Celebration-


We lived in Indiana and Michigan for many years and the change of seasons is one of the things I miss the most – the Leaves going all red and gold, Corn Mazes popping up and hay rides and of course Apple time.  This week I Celebrate the Colors and bounty of Fall join me in my Celebration-


Check Out – My Recipe Box for family favorites- Corn Cassorole


Thursday Recipe : Pork Roast & Mustard Greens

Thursday is my Food Find Day- Why Food Fine ?

We are foodies in this house. My husband grew up in a family restaurant helping out from an early age, I was raised in a family that loves food and enjoy family time around the table. This is my day to share what I’ ” am cooking at home and what we find out on the roads in Louisiana. Check Out my Food blog    ( My Recipe Box ) for great recipes-

My  Recipe Box  – Apple Chutney

Today’s Meal




Pork Roast with smothered Mustard Greens with Tasso

My Pork Roast was seared and placed in a pan with Trinity ( onion,green pepper & celery) on the bottom with small amount of liquid -covered and cooked until done. 

Mustard Greens –

Everyone has a family recipe in the South – so these are just a few suggestion-

Mustard Greens are best out of the garden or from the farmers market . If you can find them they need to be cleaned and torn to small pieces,  Lisa

      Southern Styles-
  1. Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours.
  2. Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours.

Quicker Southern Recipe-

Add the chicken broth, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the greens are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Frozen Mustard greens – these are already cleaned and in small pieces .

Okay – if you don’t have that much time – I  saute Trinity and Tasso ( pork)  until soft –  Add  frozen Green and wilt – Add stock and seasoning and cook done until soft . Add butter and a splash of vinager at the end.

* No Tasso – you can use ham, ham bone or bacon. 

A is for Apple

This Monday I sit here and remember everything that is going on – past and present.

It’s 9/11 and It’s time to remember – those that gave all and share those memories with others.

Today we think of all our family and friends  battling the hurricane Irma in Florida. Stay safe  all .

Also as Fall slowly moves into Louisiana – I start thing about Harvest time. We lived in Michigan for many years and a great family time was found picking Apples at neighboring orchards. Picking Apples and enjoying the fall festival at the orchard always signaled the beginning of Fall. And the cold weather was coming around the corner. Then a trip  home and to make Apple sauce and Apple butter in the kitchen to enjoy. Lisa


Apple Sauce

I made for my son as a baby.

Peeled and sliced apples.

Add a small amount of water and cook down

Run through food mill or blender.

  • You can  add brown sugar ,cinnamon  and more water and cook to a chunky style also.


Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apples- peeled,cored and sliced.

Add – sugar,cinnamon,touch of salt and vanilla. Cook on Low for 10 hours.

End of Summer * Pulled Pork

Thursday – Food find is all about  End of Summer Foods.

Today’s Item Pulled Pork -cooked in Crock pot low and slow.



  • Meat – large pork shoulder or Boston Butt (trimmed)
  • Rub a little oil on meat and cover in choice of dry spices .
  • On the Bottom of my crock pot -I layer sliced onion & bell peppers
  • Place meat in Crock pot – Pour in -Liquid.
  • Liquid can be your choice of – chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce ,apple juice or beer . ( about 2 cups)
  • Cook on Slow for 8 – 10 hours ( checking every few hours )
  • When Done it will fall apart -Then add BBQ sauce.  If you add early it may burn.

I cook mine the day before serving. That way you after cooling you can skim away fat and use juices for sauce.




Cole Slaw  this one is vinegar base

  • Green Cabbage ( you can slice your own or a bag pre made)
  • Sauce  is made with
  • 1/4 c red vinegar
  • 2 Tbs  sugar
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • Sprinkle of Sesame Oil ( be very careful on amount)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Make in early in the day and let it Soak up the flavors.

You can serve as separates on a plate or Pile it together on a sandwich  – the choice is yours.    Lisa


Crock Pot * Meat Loaf

Thursday Food Find – Crock pot Meat loaf

As a Mom and an on line home schooling mom -Time is a big factor. And my Crock Pot is an essential tool in my life. This is my  3rd crock pot and has some fancy buttons but being able to fix a meal and forget it for a while is a great thing.


Today – item is Meat loaf. Invented by thrifty housewives during the Great Depression this classic can be made in a slow cooker.

  • Ground meat
  • 2 eggs
  • Seasoning- green pepper,onion,celery chopped fine.
  • Enough bread crumbs to make it come together to form loaf
  • Salt,pepper.creole seasoning blend
  • Form to Loaf – and place in a crock pot.
  • On top of meatloaf -place an indention. Run BBQ sauce and then ketchup on top.
  • Cook on Low – 6 to 8 hours until done.

I serve with Mashed potatoes or Macaroni cheese  and greens.

  • Make Extra large  meatloaf so you can have sandwiches the next day.  Yum!


National Waffle Day

Can this Day’s post be any better. We love Waffles in our family -all kinds from savory to sweet . Frozen ( Yes) to Homemade .At any time . So this Thursday we celebrate – National Waffle Day ! Eat up -Lisa 


History from Wikipedia –

waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties.[1] Waffles may be made fresh or simply heated after having been commercially precooked and frozen.


Think its only Breakfast  –  Food Networks   gives you 12 recipes you can make in a waffle  iron –    Recipes   


* My Savory Creation @ The Recipe Box @ LEL

Here a few pictures of my son making Waffles –  this batter is store bought basic but you can add any ingredients you want.  Lisa