Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Quarantine Cuisine, or So I Found a Turkey in My Freezer.

How many meals for three can you make out of one 12 pound turkey? Let's talk turkey for a while. Recipes included.

The COVID-19 quarantines are affecting us all - and frankly, it's no time to travel. With restaurants on a pickup only basis and social distancing a requirement, I'll be turning Tie Dye Travels to stories and to recipes, food tips and the like for the duration. I have been quarantined since March 12th and will likely continue for the next four to five weeks. Please enjoy these ideas.

Quarantine Cuisine: Crock Pot Turkey Tetrazzini.

If you like chicken spaghetti or delight in starchy, creamy comfort foods, this recipe utilizing turkey or chicken along with dried and canned goods from your home will be a recipe you'll want to savor, share and save.

Quarantine Cuisine: Parmesan Turkey Rice.

Recipe #1 of my One Turkey challenge, including turkey meat and broth, rice, Parmesan cheese and parsley - for a good comfort food meal.

Quarantine Cuisine: Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas.

So much of what I've been doing with this simple roasted turkey is to demonstrate what you can do when you keep a pantry and use it to come up with different dishes. After all, it's hard to get tired of turkey if you have plenty of ways to use it.

And this dish - literally thrown together with leftover bits, is one of our favorites, even though the end result was a little ugly.

Quarantine Cuisine: Crock Pot Turkey Pot Pie.

A home-style classic you can make from turkey (or any poultry, or even ham if you want) that takes a while to cook but is utterly worth it.

Hunter is now singing "Turkey Pot Pie" to the tune of Paul McCartney and Wings' "Live or Let Die."

Quarantine Cuisine: On the Subject of Broth-Making.

For those of us who remember the pot on the back of the stove going for hours or even days in our youth, I ruminate on what goodness may come when one chooses to use the bones of a beast.

Quarantine Cuisine: Turkey Cashew Apple Salad.


A good cold dish you can make and eat off of for day? How about a nice turkey salad? Give this one a shot.

Quarantine Cuisine: What's in Your Pantry?

Our parents, grandparents and their forebearers all kept pantries of food items that could be called upon to feed their families. Though modern times have lead to less filled pantry shelves, keeping one is a marvelous idea, especially for when you're stuck at home. Here are my thoughts on how and what to keep in yours.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This Garage Getaway in Rogers is All About the Automobile.

Check out this Cool Place to Stay in Arkansas, literally a garage apartment for one or two, just blocks from downtown Rogers. A great place to stay when you're tired - or exhausted!

Pardon the puns.

Video included.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Wesner's Grill, The Oldest Restaurant in Benton County, Arkansas.

Breakfast, lunch and pie - hallmarks of our great diners here in Arkansas. Let's check out the oldest such establishment in the most northwestern of counties in our state, and have a bite of breakfast, too.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New Girl Scout Lemon-Ups are a Happy Tie to the Past.

What, am I seriously going to write about a cookie? Why yes, yes I am. Because this year's new cookie from the Girl Scouts takes me back to my favorite cookie of all time - the Jackson Jumble.