Good Eats!

Dedicated to the idea that good food belongs to us all

I'm Sean Embry in San Antonio, Texas. I like to eat smart, but not every thing here is smart! Moderation in all things, including moderation!

I'm just a guy trying to eat something tasty, not too complex, and in a hurry. Like everyone else, I could find a use for about 8 more hours per day if I could get 'em.

Metadata: I'm not a fan of generic when it compromises the quality of a dish. In almost every case, generic cheese is inferior to name brand cheese. When I specify a name brand rather than simply the item, there is a reason in my mind for that. You may feel differently and I encourage you to experiment both ways, then decide for yourself if the extra few cents is worth the savings.

Also, I don't always have time during the week to cook. At one point, I did all my cooking for the week on Sunday, and threw everything into the freezer, and pulled out what I wanted throughout the week. For the most part, that worked well (except for leafy greens! It was a senior moment, I just wasn't thinking.) and just heated it in the microwave. Lamb didn't do well until I coated it with olive oil prior to freezing. I bought a cheap spritzer bottle and misted the olive oil on that way. Chicken and red meat did well for a few weeks, but I noticed the red meat lost flavor after that. Making sure to remove all the air I could from the plastic bags was key.I found that steamed veggies were OK simply being refrigerated rather than frozen.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Serve over penne pasta or plain. "Some like it HOT!" so add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes at the start of cooking if you like some Zing.
This recipe serves 3 (large portions) or 4 (regular portions). Multiply for as many servings as you like. Note, this freezes well for 4-6 months as long as you are careful not to leave air in the container when storing.


New York Style Cheese Cake

Serves 16