Sunday, December 7, 2008

~Cooking Is Not For Me! ~ HOWEVER~ There are exceptions ~

A couple of days ago my friend Dot asked,"when are we gonna get a good down home Southern recipe from you girl! " When I told her it wouldn't be happening because I hate to cook, she wrote back,

WHAT!!!! Say it ain't so Martha!!! lol lol You're a Southern Bell and don't like to cook????? You must have been born up in Northern Alabama! lol lol

Now don't get me wrong I *CAN* cook, I have to, my husband comes home from work and heads right for the kitchen. LOL!!!! But I hate it enough not to make a sport of IT!!! LOL!!!

I told Dot, that's why I rely on her quick and easy recipes, and I do. Above is her Chicken and Dumpling recipe. Mine is a little different though because hers was thicker but my husband has to have a little juice in his or he thinks it's dry. Go figure! Oh I forgot I did make my own dumplings, ( didn't feel like going to the store) but I did make it again with the bow ties but, forgot to take a picture.

Then I tried her Peach Cobbler, when she first posted it, she posted Blackberry cobbler but she said you can use any fruit you choose.

Boy! Was it good!

Then I tried Pat's Pumpkin recipe, it was very good too! Sorry Pat! I forgot to take a picture when it first came out of the oven.

But here's a picture after my club meeting, the ladies loved it!

So here I am today, and I'm cooking Beer Battered Green Beans for dinner.

Got my Beer! Ladies just pour up enough flour to make enough batter for how many green beans you have and add the Beer. Stir, I did add a little salt, a little garlic powder, and black pepper. Just enough for the amount of batter.


I dropped them right in the oil from which I'd just fried my pork steaks and.....

Lookie! Lookie! Lookie! They taste Wonderful!

I made a small pan of cornbread, you get no recipe here!

And here's the main deal, my Beer Battered Green Beans and Pork Steaks. I will also have, pinto bean, yams, and coleslaw. The coleslaw will be from Kentucky Fried Chicken, and I made the pinto beans and yams myself. So there you have it.

Donna Marie I will be making your Hot Wings soon, and ladies if I don't try your recipes it's not because I don't think it's a great recipe, it will be because it's too long. I need QUICK & EASY!


Nnairda's said...

Man oh can cook!! That cobbler had me slobbering.

I haven't been cooking as much as I should, but I want to try myself a cobbler. I just got a craving!


Bo said...

Hey Deb...Beer battered green beans...never had them...but they sure do look GOOD & easy...think I'll give them a try. I love Dot's recipes too...yum! ;-) Bo

squawmama said...

Well YUMMO girlfriend... I'll be right over.... set a place at the table... I want to know how to do those yummy pork chops... are they fried with a batter on them too... You can bet I'll be cooking those green beans and when you post the pork steaks I'll be soooo happy...
Have a great night...


nikkicrumpet said...

I smelled something yummy cooking clear over at my blog...I had to come see what was for dinner! I'll get a plate.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi deb-oh you may not like cooking, but those things you've made look delicious!! I'm not a great cook myself, I like quick and easy too, LOL!

Picket said...

Man Deb...your peach cobbler looks prettier than mine! lol lol Bill loves pork chops!!!! Those beans look fantastic I why couldn't you give a recipe for the it some long family secret (or is it just a package of Martha White cornbread mix!) lol lol Girl you make you're own dumplings???? I'm impressed! the closest I could get to making homemade dumplings with real dough is opening a can of biscuits and breaking off little pieces and dropping them in the pot! lol

Oh let me tell you what I did the other day..I wanted some green fried I bought a couple of green tomatoes..fixed my meal & flour & buttermilk.and cooked my little batch of tomatoes..wellll I looked at that thick prefectly good batter sitting there and I went to the pantry and got a can of kernel corn..drained it and added it to the batter..fried me a batch of little corn fritter...pancake thingys...oh my word girl...they were fantastic...I didn't even eat the green fried tomatoes! lol lol I saved them for the next day! lol lol

Sharon Kay said...

Deb, you are my kind of girl...I like you cook when I have to but Charlie loves to cook and he spends a lot of time in the kitchen....I will show him your yummy go girl

Connie said...

I'm not fond of cooking either and would eat out 4 or 5 nights a week is hubs didn't object, sweet chickee!!! I have a kitchen only because it came with the house. It's being painted "PINKkkKKKK" today and I'll be showing photos when its done, but I'd have a chef if I were a rich chick, which we ain't. Maybe the government should supply all seniors with a chef, hmmmmmmmm, sounds good to me! Hah......

Anonymous said...

Girl!!!!! Those Beer Battered Grren Beans are on my menu this week!!!!!!! (YYYUUUMMMMMMM) picket's recipe's always look great! I love to cook!!!!! Hey, let me know when you make the Buffalo Wings! They are soooooo good!

Donna Marie

KKJD1 said...

Don't worry Deb, I dont like to cook either. But you beer battered green beans sound delish. I might just have to cook me some of them. Blessings, Karen

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm drooling here!!!! I just love fried green beans with a dip of some kind, and everything else looks like it is to die for!!!!! Ya did good, girl!!! Don't tell me ya can't cook!


clnmike said...

Looks like your pretty good at it to me, lol.

PAT said...

I am going to have to try those beer battered green beans..yummy looking and J will love them. Maybe this is how I can get him to eat his veggies!

Have a great week Deb and thanks for the mention!

Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

Those look so good that if I lived by you, YOU would be cookin' instead of me! LOLOLOL

Oh and your den looks beautiful!!!


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Deb, I just showed my husband your green beans, and he said "Oh MANNNN!" LOL!...with a big grin on his face! Never had them, but they look delicious!!! It all looks pretty tasty to me! I had Dot's Chicken Dish yesterday after church and leftovers today. It is even better the next day! LOL!

~hugs, Rhonda :)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

For a gal that "can't" cook, it sure looks mighty good to me! I am still giggling over "northern" Alabama. So funny!

Christmas blessings,

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, You are making me hungry. You cook so pretty!! I've never heard of beer battered green beans. They look yummy. What time is supper??
Hugs, Terrie

Kindra said...

You have probably been wondering, where the heck have I been lately. Well I guess "real life" has put me waaaay behind on blog reading. I had to back up and read some of your past posts!

Your home looks awesome! So festive! And you know I love handmades and I get a thrill when you reuse what you got. Love that JOY sign!

Now that you made me hungry after reading this...and it's 11:15 pm-you know a girl can't snack so late!! You say you can't cook but you sure pretend real well! Those beer battered beans look yummo!!!

Hope your Monday has brought you great joy! Hugs.