Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Pot Meals for Justin and Jamie Parks

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My One Pot meal recipe is being created right NOW because that first grandchild of mine is 5 days past 40 weeks!!!!

Okay...for starters..

1 bag dried navy beans- have been rehydrated via the "quick start method". I rinsed the beans and added 6 cups of fresh water to the pot. They are now simmering on the stove with 2 tbsp of calle de polla, dried chicken boullion. I will leave to simmer for 1/2 an hour.

Okay sorry for the delay, I have a grandson, baby boy Landen Michael Parks!7 lbs and as purty as a boy can be!

(Justin loves green olives)

So! I added some olive oil EVOO! maybe 1/4 cup.
I chopped 4 cloves of garlic because Justin and Jamie love garlic.
AND 1 onion to keep the colds at bay. (sorry baby)
Kosher salt- 2 pinches
fresh ground pepper to taste. In my case LOTS!
20 pimento stuffed green olives diced
a handful of basil chopped
3 shakes of trappeys jalapeno hot sauce

And there you go, add water to make soup or simmer it down and ladle over pasta.
Either way it's pretty a fairly healthy and fresh meal. They liked it!

Take care , Sherry

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Beach Finds

Loggerhead sea turtle nest excavation

Above you see the working of a loggerhead sea turtle excavation.
We record data for USFWS as follows.
In the case of B-4, here are the results;

Escaped from nest-118
Alive in nest and released-4
hatched but dead in nest-1
Dead pipped eggs-0
Live pipped eggs released later-0
Infertile no obvious embryo-5
Dead embryos-0
SURVIVAL %- 123/128

FANTASTIC results for a nest that was moved to a higher elevation and then compromised by new construction engineered by a local of Pass Cristian who possibly did not understand sand compared to a clay building base. The construction crew was made to "pile drive" 70 some pilings into the sand which for nearly 2 weeks caused tremendous shaking, noise and vibrations to a nest just yards away. (In Gulf Shores we water "jet" our pilings in, quickly and with less disruption.)Fortunately the sub-contractor Rodney made the decision once the nest was shown to him, to halt proceedings for 2 days at their financial loss. Good people are often found where you least expect it, and the outcome was terrific! Thanks everyone involved!

Mama's Git Better Quick Vegetable Soup

4 cups water (add as needed)
4 TBS. Knorr Caldo de Pollo (chicken bouillion)
6 cloves garlic diced
1 lg. onion diced
1 cup baby carrots sliced
1 bag fresh from the garden frozen zuccini (or other squash)
1 lg. can diced tomatoes
1 can organic corn
1 can garbanzo beans (or chick peas)
1 bag frozen cut spinich
2 lg. red potatoes diced with skin on
1 pkg. Knorr vegetable soup mix
fresh ground pepper to taste
4 shakes of Trappey's Chef Magic Jalapeno sauce OR 1 fresh jalapeno diced (seeds & membranes removed)

Bring ingredients to a boil then simmer for 1 hour.
Feel better!