Tag Archives: dinner

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Usually, I simply throw a large sweet potato into the oven and roast it whole. My diners may then cut off as much or little potato as pleased them. Since I never did anything more than prick the potato with a fork, I have never posted this dish, because it is hardly a recipe.

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Potatoes, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Karl’s Slow Cooked Asian Pork Shoulder

I decided to get creative with this week’s Sunday dinner. A bit of this and a bit of that to create a new sauce to roast my pork shoulder. It is not strictly a Chinese dish, but more of an Asian influenced roast pork.

Karl’s Slow Cooked Asian Pork Shoulder

Karl’s Slow Cooked Asian Pork Shoulder

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Main Dishes, Pork, Sauces and Spices

Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

I had decided to make Moroccan chicken wings for this Sunday’s dinner. Couscous is the obvious starch to go with them. Since I was using Ras el Hanout—a Moraccan spice blend—for the chicken, I thought it would also work well with the pasta.

Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

Karl’s Moroccan Couscous

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under California Fusion, Pasta, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Karl’s Lemon Ham Steak

When Safeway has a half price sale on hams (after a holiday) I buy a half a ham and cut it into ¾ inch ham steaks to freeze for later. A ham steak is pretty much just a slab of meat. The trick is what glaze do you put on it to dress it up. I have been experimenting with ways to use my marmalades—in other ways than just slathering it on toast and pancakes in the morning.

Karl's Ham Steak with Lemon Marmalade

Karl’s Ham Steak with Lemon Marmalade

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Pork, Weeknight

Karl’s Meatloaf with Orange Marmalade Sauce

Jan requested that I make meatloaf for dinner. Both Jan and Eilene like the outsides of the loaf  to have plenty of “crusty bits.” One way to please them is to make mini-meatloaves. A second, easier, way is to not make the loaf too thick—a low thin loaf. Add some fry bread and a salad and you have a really nice meal.

Karl’s Meatloaf with Orange Marmalade Sauce

Karl’s Meatloaf with Orange Marmalade Sauce
(on the right)

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Beef, California Fusion, Main Dishes, Pork, Sauces and Spices

Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

I wanted something quick and easy for a weekday dinner. I have been experimenting with dry frying skin-on salmon fillets. A simple salad and a quick couscous dish completed the meal.

Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

Karl’s Dry Fried Salmon

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under California Fusion, Fish, Main Dishes, Seafood, Weeknight

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

While I like slow cooked chili with tender chunks of beef, I sometimes just want a quick meal for a weekday. While I have been known to simply use a brand name chili, sometimes I like to go just a step further. This may take a few more minutes than simply opening a can, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Beans, Beef, Main Dishes

Karl’s Tapas Dinner

Miriam had requested gazpacho for Sunday’s dinner. Her husband, Chris, does not particularly like gazpacho. Jan suggested that I make a variety of tapas to go with the cold soup, so they could both be happy.

Karl’s Tapas Dinner

Karl’s Tapas Dinner

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Side Dishes

Karl’s Leftovers: Corn Beef Hash

When I make my Sunday meals, I usually make enough for one to three leftover meals. Sometimes this means just the same meal again. Other times I use whatever is left over as the basis for a new dish.

Karl’s Leftovers: Corn Beef Hash

Karl’s Leftovers: Corn Beef Hash

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Beef, Breakfast, Broiling, Main Dishes, Potatoes

Karl’s  Orange Butter Roast Chicken

Miriam and Chris are on a trip this weekend, so it is only Jan, Eilene and myself for Sunday dinner. I did not want to go to a great deal of effort, but I did not want to make a “blaa” weekday dinner either. A whole roasted chicken was just what was called for to go with my sweet potatoes and broccolini.

Karl’s Orange Butter Roast Chicken

Karl’s Orange Butter Roast Chicken

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry