August 12, 2011

Thanks for dinner!

Nina makes dinner.

17 comments:

MadisonMan said...

You cannot go wrong with sweet corn in August.

t-man said...

That picture of Althouse and Chris is going to bring out the wine-box crowd.

Chris said...

Wisconsin/Midwest corn has nothing on NJ's Silver Queen corn...and, oddly enough, I know that Althouse will completely agree with me.

ndspinelli said...

These stories always warm the heart of an Italian. We understand on a profound level the simple beauty of a meal w/ friends and family..it is primal.

On a culinary note, I have come around to chicken salsiccia. A local butcher in San Diego got me to try it and I was impressed. I've found a pretty good line in Wisconsin but not as good as in SD. I LOVE sausage and this allows me to eat more..they're ~half the calories and fat. And, when you roast it w/ chicken, lemon, garlic, olive oil and potatoes, or just cook it in tomato sauce, the difference in taste and texture is small.

edutcher said...

When you hire on as Mom, it's a lifetime job.

It becomes you, Madame.

David said...

Was it local Wisconsin shrimp?

Curious George said...

"chicken brats"?

Like "turkey bacon" and "soy milk", no such thing and offensive to any real and right thinking Wisconsinite.

Carol_Herman said...

Thanks for sharing those memories.

From Wisconson's cold and snow, to such changes in the season: WOW!

Loving our own children where pride works both ways. We've taught them well. When we seem them joining us at table as one of the adults.

It's like from winter to summer. Taken for granted. But the differences have blossomed. Amazing.

nina said...

It was good to have you both! Curious George: would it help to know that at least one of them had ground turkey? No? Ah well.

Irene said...

I click the "Like" button.

MadisonMan said...

I hope you had no butter and no salt on your corn, by the way. That's the way (uh huh, uh huh) I like it.

Curious George said...

"nina said...
It was good to have you both! Curious George: would it help to know that at least one of them had ground turkey? No? Ah well."

Brats are made from pork. You had a chicken sausage (and one turkey sausage). If that's what you want, what you like, it's all good. Just not a brat.

Chip S. said...

I cannot believe that this post isn't titled "My Dinner with Nina".

OK there were other guests, but still...

ndspinelli said...

Curious "The Brat Nazi" George. I must confess I was of your mind regarding Italian sausage until I opened mine and tried it. My old man would never allow his kids to say they didn't like something unless they tried it. If you tried it and didn't like it, "nessun problema."

Curious George said...

ndspinelli said...
Curious "The Brat Nazi" George. I must confess I was of your mind regarding Italian sausage until I opened mine and tried it. My old man would never allow his kids to say they didn't like something unless they tried it. If you tried it and didn't like it, "nessun problema.""

I'm not saying that alternatives can't be tasty. Just that they are not brats. Brats are made from sausage. Same with bacon. And soy doesn't produce milk. It's soy juice.

t-man said...

And stop calling spun sugar "cotton" candy!

Calypso Facto said...

And stop calling spun sugar "cotton" candy!

Much less calling a monkey George.

I saw many oddly twisted food creations at the State Fair yesterday...

Beautiful dinnerscape evocative of many fine Wisconsin porch evenings.