Ox Livers and Okra Stew

As I meander through the massive array of available resources to fine tune one’s culinary skills, rarely do I find advice for the home-alone man of the house. You know… the one who has been left facing the possibility of hunger, so that his spouse may shop, horse ride with the gals, or hang out with the Ladies of Lighthouse.

Yeah, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, man, wouldn’t it be nice to have a card up the old sleeve? A few recipes that take like, thirty seconds to make, and requires the push of one button?

Brother Bo Whittemore and MT have good news for you! We’re in the process of compiling a list of recipes for just such occasions. Here’s a couple.

Recipe 1: Portable Shepherds Pie

Ingredients – left over mashed potatoes, some cheese (any will do), and that single hamburger that was left over in the fridge from who knows when.

Place the hamburger on a paper plate, spoon a glob of mashed potatoes on the burger, then put on the cheese. Microwave until… well, who knows… just stand in front of the microwave until the cheese melts.

Recipe 2: Chili con Chicken n’ Yellow Rice

(This is Bo’s favorite, and Anita has already given it an easier name to pronounce… slop!)

Ingredients: left over chili, left over chicken and yellow (or was it the chicken that was yellow, or green) rice.

This one’s a little more difficult to make. Pour it all together, stir, and yes, you guessed it… microwave. Presto! Slop Galour.

I’m sure you’re taste buds are watering, so give these a try while we try to find funding to publish our great culinary skills…

Wait!!! Hot off the press! We’re in the process of hiring a new chef! Our good friend Hank Rhoden has just submitted his application by way of an enticing recipe he’s sure will have us all running to (or from) the kitchen! Here’s an example and a link to more. ENJOY!

(I’m wondering if Dawn prepared this for Hank last night)

Cricket and Bacon stuffed Mushrooms

½ Cup of Roasted Crickets
1 Package of bacon
1 8 oz Package of Cream Cheese (room temp.)
2 Quarts of whole Portabella Mushrooms

In a bowl add cream cheese and roasted crickets. Wash Mushrooms and remove stems from caps. Place caps on a cookie sheet covered in foil. Fry Bacon until brown and crispy. Move to paper towel to drain. While the bacon is still warm, add to the cream cheese and cricket mixture and mix well. Next Spoon the mixture into mushroom caps. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Follow this link to more tantalizing recipes.

I can’t help but hear the words, “Hey, grand-paw, what’s fer’ supper?” Black-eyed peas and hog-head cheese… yum, yum!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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18 Responses to Ox Livers and Okra Stew

  1. Is this from the Addams family ?

  2. granbee says:

    Okay, where do we get the crickets if we cannot trap enough in our yards, on our farms? And how do we keep them way from the avid fishermen in our families? Love the recipes, even though sort of high in meats (except for the crickets!) bearing bad cholesterol and fats, may hormones and steroids?

    • mtsweat says:

      That is definitely a dilemma good friend. I can guide you to the crickets, but I can’t keep the fishermen away. LOL Thanks and God Bless!

  3. Lady Deidre says:

    Absolutely, we’ll nuke the tater on an aircraft wing — preferably the one without aviation fuel!

  4. Lady Deidre says:

    Okay, you may need help! I hate cooking too!,So when left to fend for myself, here’s what I do. Bake a potato — yes, in the micro — then add butter, cheese (any kind), cherry tomatoes, olives and serve. It’s delicious and nutritious! But I’m a woman, so if your a man place nasty, old, green meat on top! 🙂

    • mtsweat says:

      You’re hired! And of course, we’ll take the nasty, old, green meat. Hey! Can we film our first televised episode in the hangar?

  5. Hank says:

    No, not for dinner! Dawn likes to add a couple of scrambled eggs and sauerkraut and it makes a fine breakfast !

  6. Steven Sawyer says:

    I see a best-selling cookbook in your future that just may rival Rachel Ray or Paula Dean!

    • mtsweat says:

      I shared your comment with Bo’s wife at church tonight Steven. I’m afraid I have to inform you, Anita has now categorized you ‘as loony as Bo and me.’ But thanks for the nod of approval!

  7. writinggomer says:

    Ummmm….thanks but no thanks! The first two are ok! 🙂

  8. Jeff says:

    Well, the first two sound pretty good. I’m not so sure about the crickets, though.

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