I feel like I’m making headway on this Thanksgiving Cooking Journey. I must say, as of this evening, I’m having a good time. Today’s list has everything checked off of it, except the steak part of tonights dinner. Seems to me that might be a manly dish for Mike to make.
It was quite a busy kitchen day. It started with Banana Nut Bread and Cookies. A couple of yummy fish tacos at Rubios, the purchase of almost what I wanted wine glasses at Home Goods (but they had five of them and that’s the number I needed), a second round of grocery shopping at Raleys, and I was back at home to spark up the kitchen again.
I’m pleased to say, my Pie Dough is in the refrigerator ready to be filled and baked tomorrow morning. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pastry-Dough-240606
And at this very moment, the Turkey Stock is simmering on the stove. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/printerfriendly/Homemade-Turkey-Stock-240445
Mike isn’t very fond of turkey. He’ll eat it, but would rather have ham. So tomorrow night, upon Big D’s arrival, I’m going to serve a ham. It’s pretty easy, and we can serve it again on Thanksgiving along with the Turkey. Tonight I’m making Mac and Two Cheeses with Carmelized Shallots . http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mac-and-Two-Cheeses-with-Caramelized-Shallots-350762 There’s so much, I think there’ll be enought to make it through Thursday evening.
And now time for a glass of wine. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Big D arrives on Wednesday afternoon. Mike has spent the last twenty bazillion Thanksgivings with Dino. Our lovable Big D is Kevin’s Godfather and Mike’s BFF. It is a well-known fact that Big D loves sweets….especially minty sweets. From an early age, Kevin knew to remind me to pick up Oreos every time Big D was coming. We always try to have thin mints in the cabinet for him. You should see the ice cream supply in the freezer. What would a weekend be like if we didn’t have sweets when Big D was here? Connected to our Friends.
A couple of year ago I found a great recipe for Banana Nut Bread on Epicurious.com. Although the recipe was good, there was a MUCH better recipe down in the comments section. My bread is in the oven. Your turn. Baking and Connected.
Let me give you a GOOD recipe for banana bread. I’ve been searching for years for the perfect recipe and I think I have found it at a bed and breakfast in Louisville,Ky. BEST EVER BANANA BREAD 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 3 very ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup crushed walnuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees,Cream sugar and butter. Add bananas and eggs beaten. Sift flour,salt and baking soda 3 times. Blend and add to banana mixture. Pour patter into a 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 55 min. Cool on rack. If this is not the tastiest and moistest bread you’ve ever eaten, I will eat your peels.