Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving recipes (under construction!)

THE BIRD
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe.html
Because 4,905 5-star reviews can't be all wrong

**timing
- thaw 2-3 days before
- brine overnight (Wednesday)
- cook time: 3-4 hours

THE STUFFING
http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2013/11/04/slow-cooker-stuffing/
Because I like the idea of putting a slow-cooker to use in this way, leaving other cooking surfaces available. Just sounds tasty too!

**timing
- guessing with all the chopping and sausage frying that it will take about an hour of prep
- cooks 4 hours on low in crock pot

GRAVY
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/best-gravy-ever-recipe.html

SIDES
- Classic mashed
- Chard salad (MarStewLiv)
- cranberries http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alexandra-guarnaschelli/cranberry-sauce-recipe.html
- mini-corn breads (optional)
- Steve/Sus: green bean casserole

APPETIZERS
veggies & cheese (mom: fruit)


Muhammara (via Aimee McKoy -- pita chip/hummus thing)
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Muhammara-350402


OTHERS ARE BRINGING…
- fruit
- rolls
- a dessert
- a side

(10 PEOPLE, 5 of whom are kids)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Recipes for w/o 11/17/14

Recipe parking lot for the week! This blog has always been handy for that...




Thurs: Fish Tacos or fish/sweet potatoes/greens
Fri: spaghetti dinner at Nativity

http://www.cherylstyle.com/simple-food-recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-and-dumplings-recipe/

Saturday, November 23, 2013

An Apple Snow White Would Fall For

Lovely apple I enjoyed as a meal en route back from LA this fall. That's my hand in the picture, which gives you a sense for how massive this thing was. Utterly delicious too.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Birthday weekend, 2013


I love the different themes the kids pick for their birthdays, and that they aren't the least swayed by what the other has chosen. Always guarantees a very different experience, even if we celebrate 2 days in a row!

Edible Rocks

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) finely chopped white chocolate (or chips) or white confectionery coating
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
1/2-2/3 cup Oreo Cookie crumbs (5-8 cookies)

Blend together on very low heat, stirring constantly, adding Oreos at end. Allow to cool to point that you can form them into "rocks."Will harden at room temperature.

Alternately, make a large flat square and press a design/hand/message into it. Break apart to eat.

Makes A LOT. Could easily cut the recipe in half.