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Thanksgiving Meal 2011 or I’m Back!!!!!

Hello All! It has been entirely too long since I have been able to post, I am sorry. In the past few months loads have been happening in my personal and professional life. Professionally, I was contracted to write a book about youth ministry. It was an absolute joy to write and should be on Amazon in January. I blame the book for my lack of posting on here. I wanted to spend all of my creative juices making sure it was both what I wanted it to be as well as finished by the deadline given by my publisher. I am very excited! Personally WE ARE PREGNANT!!! This is a complete surprise as we had planned our little lives around a 4 person family. We are so excited and cannot wait to find out if it is a Nora Grace or Henry Finn. We will find out on December 1 and the little one is due April 23!!!! So needless to say there are loads of exciting things happening around the Vulcans Table house! Now onto the food…

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What Did You Have For Dinner? Here is What I Had!

What did you have for Dinner?  Here is what I whipped up last night in just about 20 minutes!  My wife and I have been talking about how good food and good cooking does not always have to take a lot of time and fuss.  So last night I put this ideology into practice.  Now do not get me wrong, I do believe that so much of good cooking is right timing and trusting the process but this meal was both simple and quick!  It began with 2 fresh Grouper filets in the ice box from our monger.  They each were around .5lbs.  These beautiful filets were going to be the center piece. Continue reading


Meyer Lemon and Dijon Grilled Chicken from Anne Burrell

One of my new favorite Friday traditions is that I get to spend the whole day with my little man.  He does not have school and I do not have work so every Friday is Paddy and Daddy day.  It seems the little guy is taking after his dad in more ways than one.  He is, among other things, becoming very interested in food.  Every time I am cooking, he finds himself perched at our bar looking over everything I do, asking questions and simulating everything dish with his “cookware”.  Not only do we cook together but we watch cooking show all day together as well.  It is incredible how this little 3 year old wild man will sit silently with me in front of the tv and watch entire food network show.  His favorite is Barefoot Cantessa, hands down.  I think he likes how softly she talks, I must admit it is soothing.  Ina has long been one of my favorites as well but there is a new kid on the block in our house.  Chef Anne Burrell and her show Secrets of a Restaurant Chef is easily becoming one of my must see shows. Continue reading


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