Monday, November 12, 2007


Sunday night was family night at Bob's. Our Cow Town family gathered 'round the chuck wagon table for some finger licking grunts.

Yummmm eeee!

Chicken stew. Enchilada pie. Salad. Dessert.

Daughter Dawn and Hosebund Keith.

Son Scott and Old Bob never made it into any of the pictures taken last evening. Guess we would have done broke the camera.

Always Ready For A Picture Grace.

She learned to pose at age one and has never stopped posing.

And Zoe? Always ready and always hopeful for a dropped morsel of food.

This from Dave Lieberman at Food TV .com. It's what was for dinner last night.


"This is the most delicious and vibrant take on chicken soup, the get well classic, that I could come up with. Lots of hearty pieces of chicken meat, a sweet broth with lots of bright veggies. I add a touch of heat with hot sauce at the end to get a little sweat going to get all those evil sick bugs out. Make it ahead of time and just heat it up at my friend's house.

4 small onions, quartered
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into -2inch chunks
2 pounds chicken thighs, skin removed
Handful thyme sprigs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds red bliss potatoes, washed and quartered
2 handfuls green beans, trimmed
Hot pepper sauce, to taste
In a large pot, combine onions, garlic, carrots, chicken and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Add cold water to cover. Bring to boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Skim and discard any scum that may come to the top.

Simmer until the meat of the chicken falls off the bone with almost no pressure from a fork, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove the chicken pieces to a plate. Use 2 forks to separate the meat from the bone. Add the meat back to pot. Add the potatoes, cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Add green beans, cook until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, add hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste."

Make sure you taste as you cook. We found that this dish needed some extra spices which were added.

It's back to Cow Puncher Valley today. A keyboard and mouse that I bought may help me to more frequently post to this blog while there. Don't you just hate working on the keyboard of a laptop? The words just don't flow.

From one Veteran to all the others out there - thanks for serving our country and keeping America The Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.

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Flyinfox_SATX said...

Great pics of the Family! Thanks for the Recipe. I may have to try this.


twilite said...

Hi Bob. I've tried this recipe before...without removing the bones.

Thanks for your interesting comment...I don't trust women being one!

Do have a jolly good day!

Bob said...

Fox: Go for it.

Lea: It's been one jolly day!

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