Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Son Has a Thing for Crooks

Crook's Corner, that is.  Are you familiar? 

Crook's Corner is a wonderful restaurant in Chapel Hill, a veritable institution.  Legare talks about it ALL the time and loves to try to replicate the recipes.  New Year's Eve, his friend Robert was here and another friend, Katherine, from back in the Furman days came to eat supper with us. 

Cheese Pork was the dish of the day...along with braised leeks and cabbage and mashed rutabegas and french bread. It was tasty..very very tasty. 

Think boneless pork chops from Whole Foods dredged in flour and swiss cheese and pan fried, then topped off with a madeira sauce.

I made Cranberry Lime Margarita-tinis and the boys did the cooking. 

I got tickled because they used their smartphones and the laptop as recipe books. 

At one point, we had the IPod playing music and the TV going with the Chick-fil-A Bowl all at the same time. 

And then there was the mess in the kitchen.  They have no clue how to clean as they go.  Hank would say that Legare gets that particular genetic flaw from moi.

And then there was the mess in the kitchen. They have no clue how to clean as they go. Hank would say that Legare gets that particular genetic flaw from moi.

Uh Oh...Since they did such a good job with the meal, Hank and I did the cleaning up.  It was WELL worth the effort.


  1. Oh, my goodness! Think you've got a chef on your hands!! That sounded scrumptious!! Loved the computers, etc. on the counters! Too funny!


  2. That sounds divine! I laughed out loud at the picture of the laptop on the counter - Cait does the same thing. Legare better watch out, he's becoming quite the catch! Kat

  3. I'm so impressed that they know how to cook! My friend is named Katherine LEgare.... I love Legare's name AND your kitchen!

  4. Looks good to me, even the mess. It just means more time spent in the kitchen together and that's a good thing.

  5. What a delicious meal! And it sounds like y'all had such a good time!

  6. The dinner sounds like it was delicious! What is your connection to Furman? My brother graduated from there in '04. It is such a beautiful school!

  7. Crooks Corners' food is good, but try Acme in Carrboro. We had lobster pot pie on New Year's Eve, and it was to die for!

  8. Just blogging around this afternoon and found your blog. Look at that men can cook and it looks delicious too. Thank you for letting me visit.

  9. Hi sweet friend! I have been so busy lately with LIFE, holidays, trips, etc. that my blog visits have been limited, but I think I'm finally getting to a point where I can get back to normal. (Whatever normal is! LOL) I've had fun catching up a bit with you tonight.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. I love it! And I love your kitchen! Need a full tour!

  11. Yummmmmmmmmmmm!
    Cindy Eckhart http://cindyeckhart.com/


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