Wonderful Wednesday: Chinese Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

Okay, so it’s Thursday, not Wednesday.  But Wednesday was wonderful, and you should know about it. It all started on Monday (or sometime thereabout).  Scott emailed one of his best friends from high school/college and said that he wished he knew how to make said friend’s mom’s Chinese dumplings.  Just a random, friendly email.  Emails…

Aunt Jan’s [Turkey] Pot Pie

If I were summing up my week with one word, it would be “sick.”  Fortunately, that doesn’t mean demented or ebola, just a head cold and a really terrible sore throat.  Survivable by anyone’s standards. I didn’t plan my menu around being sick, since I made the meal choices on Sunday and got sick on…

Mom’s Chicken Rice Casserole

This weekend was chock full of cooking, so I’ll tell you about it in chronological order.  First came chicken rice casserole a la Mom.  Mom’s Chicken Rice Casserole probably came from my dad’s mother, which rightfully makes it Grandma’s Chicken Rice Casserole.  But she’s a mom, too, so we’ll leave it as Mom’s and they’ll…

Turkey Hash Mash

Yesterday was a doozy of a day, trust me.  And when you have a doozy of a day, you get to eat comfort food.  We went with one of Scott’s all-time favorite foods last night–his mom’s turkey hash.  It’s traditionally a Thanksgiving leftovers type of meal, but we had a turkey carcass, and it was…