Fried Green Tomatoes (and many other Southern foods too!)

Our summer road trip from the kitchen series has taken us to New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.  Now we’re in the South!

I live in Kentucky, so I have lots of Southern food on EaH.  But somehow, I had not done a post on fried green tomatoes.  I don’t make them very often, but they are oh-so-good.  I like to eat them on a sandwich with a slice of ripe tomato and mayonnaise.  Some people like them with ketchup on a sandwich or just on a plate.

Any way you eat them, they are full of summery, Southern goodness!

You have to use an iron skillet to make them right.  They’ll use a lot more oil than you think they will. Or use Crisco, if you really want to do it right.  (That makes me think of the Crisco scene in the book/movie The Help.)  They also take longer to make than you would think, because you’re working in batches.  Even though it doesn’t take too long for each batch to brown, the whole process takes a while.

It’s all worth it though!  Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and sip while you cook.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes – Year 3 Week 34

I hope you had a great weekend. We got some much needed rain over the weekend. Things are looking greener and I think there might be hope that the small trees in our yard will live.  All the leaves turned brown, but there’s evidence of new growth now.

This week’s menu includes some re-purposed leftovers.  Grill BBQ Ham Steaks one day and use the leftovers to make Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice.

As always, you get 6 dinners and 1 dessert.  Serving suggestions are included in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Pizza Steak Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker, Cucumbers and Onions, french fries

BBQ Ham Steak on the Grill, Microwave Corn on the Cob, Hoe Cakes

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice, watermelon

Chicken Enchiladas, salad, chips & salsa

Steak Burgers with Red Wine Onions, Fresh Green Beans, baked potatoes (fix in slow cooker)

Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce with Two Cheeses over Ravioli, salad

No Bake Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

 To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 34

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes – Year 3 Week 33 – Lots of slow cooker meals

By popular demand (according to a quick survey on the EaH Facebook page), I’m now publishing new menus on Sunday nights instead of Monday mornings!

This menu has a lot of slow cooker meals to keep things simple and your kitchen cool.

A couple of notes:

– Make the Zesty Chicken before you make Hawaiian BBQ Sandwiches and you can use leftover chicken instead of grilled chicken for the sandwiches.  Or put the extra chicken in the freezer to have for casseroles at another time.

– One pineapple should be enough for both the Hawaiian BBQ Sandwiches and the Grilled Pineapple Dessert.  Or you can use pineapple rings for the sandwiches.

Here’s what is on the menu this week:

Baked Chicken with Summer Vegetables in the Slow Cooker, angel hair, salad

Salsa Verde Steak in the Slow Cooker, tortillas & fixings, chips and salsa

Ravioli in the Slow Cooker, salad, garlic bread

Hawaiian BBQ Sandwiches, fresh fruit, French fries

Veggie Pie, fresh fruit

Zesty Crockpot Chicken with Couscous, favorite veggie

Grilled Pineapple Dessert

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 33

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.



Summer Slow Cooker Meals – Beat the Heat in the Kitchen


If you love using your slow cooker, check out our Weekly Meal Plans.  We offer a plan that is all slow cooker meals.  Keep it simple this summer and let us do your planning for you.

75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Meals EatAtHomeCooks

Starting in June 2013, I’m doing a series of 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes. Follow along, by clicking here.

I love using my slow cooker in the summer.  We’ve even been known to use it on vacation.  In fact, I had a dream a few years ago that we were in Magic Kingdom in Disney World and I was pushing a stroller with a crockpot in in, looking for a place to plug it in.   I was a bit worried about all the food my Mom had planned to take on vacation with us.

The slow cooker is also a great way to cook without heating up the kitchen.  I do tend to make different foods in the summer, than in winter.  Here are some of my favorites:  [Read more…]

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