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More recipes

Recent recipes I’ve linked on Facebook:

  • Shrimp and avocado salad
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Banana ice cream four-way
  • Chicken poppers four-way
  • Pancake recipes
  • Rainbow fruit salad with honey lime dressing
  • Honey butter pork
  • Cinnamon roll apple pie
  • Blueberry lemon cake
  • Homemade cinnamon roles
  • And one I tried this weekend, pound cake

Easter dinner 2017

Most of my Webster voice students joined me for dinner this evening, in between rehearsals for a show.  The menu included roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots, roasted asparagus, cheese grits, and a pineapple pie for dessert.

Five of my six seniors joined this evening.  And my heart is full.

Damn good

New Year holiday in Hong Kong. I’m sleepless.  So I grab the computer and check Groupon and stuff.

Blue Apron box for two at a good price?  You bet!

My Blue Apron box was delivered on Tuesday.  Today I made the pork burger and roasted vegetable dinner.

And damn, was it ever good?!

This recipe is a keeper.  But pork burger was seasoned with smoked paprika.  I toasted the bun and added a garlicky sour cream.  The side was roasted Russet potato and broccoli, with a zesty dressing of piquillo pepper, garlic, baby greens, olive oil, and sherry vinegar.

I’ll do the second meal of this tomorrow!

Ice day

Webster Univ Alerts

All Webster University St. Louis-area campuses are closed Fri., Jan. 13 due to weather.

That message on Thursday around 4 p.m. found me at Schnuck’s, buying the usual provisions: eggs, tonic water, cheese, meat. (Friday menu includes chili.)

I stopped by Opera rehearsal to help figure out how to manage today’s canceled rehearsals.

And then I came home.  Auggie got a long walk, since he likely won’t be getting one for 48 hours in this weather.

Even though Webster is closed today, and we have no official school activities, I’m still jet-lagged and so was up at 5 a.m.

By 6.30 a.m., some homemade bread was in the oven.  And by 8 I had fixed homemade latkes.


  • one Russet potato, grated
  • 1/3 white onion, grated or minced
  • one egg
  • enough floor to thicken a bit
  • freshly cracked salt and pepper
  • a healthy dash of cayenne or a bit of chili sauce

This makes three healthy portions.  Fry in oil over medium heat until lovely brown and crispy on both sides.  Top with sour cream.

Now 9 a.m.  Texting with folks around the world.  Listening to the new Ennio Morricone album. Here’s a reminder:

The fireplace is on.  Auggie is being attentive.  And a pile of schoolwork beckons.

[And a 9.40 a.m. addendum — the back stoop is iced over already with just the little spittle of rain we’ve received.  Rain and 26 degrees = a mess.]

More recipes

From Facebook in the last ten days:

  • Strawberry cake
  • Million Dollor Pound Cake
  • Slow Cooker Steak Soup (with loads of salt)
  • Salmon four ways
  • Decadent Cinnamon Apple Biscuits
  • Balsamic Glazed Chicken