Tag Archives: gravy

La Magie de Trotoux

France has wonderful tasting and textured, farm raised turkeys.  Before we left for France, I promised my husband that I would make a full Thanksgiving meal and invite some of our friends so that they could experience the food and … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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Oxtails with Gravy

Yesterday at the Super Duper Market, I saw an enormous, tomato juice sized can of “turkey gravy” made by the Campbell’s soup company.  Well!  I called my husband over and pointed out this travesty of cuisine and all he said … Continue reading

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Star of the County Down

This is Jessie, my 2 1/2 month old Irish Terrier.  Why is her name Jessie?  Ask the French. Their naming system for pedigree dogs dictates the first letter of the name of the dog depending on the year.  2014 was … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Day

My husband’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving Day.  From childhood he  has always loved the annual ritual of stuffing both turkeys and bellies. Quantity was of primary importance; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, gravy by the bucket and … Continue reading

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Home Again

I remember when Carole King’s Tapestry album came out.  Everyone knew all the words because everyone had the album, and it was constantly playing at your house and your friends’ houses for months until we all decided to move on. … Continue reading

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Texas Smothered Pork Steaks

Learning to make gravy was one of the very first things I learned to do in the kitchen.   I guess most of you would call it a quick roux.   First you fry your meat in oil, remove from … Continue reading

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