Meeting Henry and Margaret for the first time (though they didn’t meet us till later), and an often-overlooked fabulous breakfast dish: shirred (or baked) eggs.
A wonderful, rich baked scallop recipe, and Margaret recalls the late Cecil Caine at his most ornery.
I struggle with iMovie on my Mac and eventually come out with something I like – my photos set to a very cool song. Also, Margaret checks in with the story of Milton Breel’s chat with his son-in-law to be.
Margaret tempts us with her steamed eggs, which she says many people haven’t tried, and remembers an accidental conversation with Percy Baines.
Margaret and Henry – mostly Margaret – review and rate soups and supper dishes from 8 months of this blog.
Henry and Margaret pitch in, taking us through some of the recipes from the past 8 months with their thoughts and ratings. Part I is mostly seafood dishes.
Margaret writes in with a story of doing something small for Henry without claiming credit for it, like moving the Dazey Swing-Away can opener back to its start position. Also, how she prepares cut green beans from a can.
Margaret sends in a fine recipe for baked scallops, and I recall truckers and my wife’s heroic 2100 mile, 5-day journey from Vermont to New Mexico in a moderately workable 1952 Ford F1 pickup truck, in winter, towing a trailer, alone, with no cell phone, through snow and ice and rain and (*sigh*) all of Tennessee.
Rich and creamy shirred eggs – a special breakfast treat. Plus, Henry and Margaret check in, and Margaret tells of her grandfather-in-law’s adventures with his hot air engine at the County Fair and Exposition.
Easy-to-make jaw-droppingly good French Onion Soup… but more important, we overhear Margaret and Henry at a diner and have our faith affirmed that many Mainers can do just about anything, if they set their minds to it.