Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Yes, Virginia, there is a turkey under all that good stuff!
now, There is a turkey and corn bread stuffing, in all those wonderful veggies. corn bread stuffing:
make corn bread, I like Marie Calendar?? I put whole corn, basil and eggs in with it and bake it, sometimes I will put chesses in it. not this time. then I sauté bacon, leeks, onions, celery, sun dried tomatoes, fennel, mushrooms and whatever else I feel it needs at the time. add cheese at the end let sit and cool. take the corn bread and crumble it really fine and to veggie mix. add chicken broth or any broth will work, and butter mix well by hand.
set to cool. take turkey and rinse it, WELL!
stuff and I put mine breast down in the pan. add basil, onions, olive oil, fennel. peppers, garlic and spices I like nutmeg, cumin and paprika.
tie bag and cut 3 small silts in the top of the bag.
bake at 350 for 3 1/2 hours or so. take it out of the fridge an hour before baking to get it to more like room temp and the oven doesn't have to work so hard, and saves energy!
de-bone and serve, take the stuffing out immediately and cool and fridgerate.
thatis my turkey cooked pictures will follow.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Not my cake as it got eaten!
I love big bulk stores, like Costco!
Now I have no pictures as the men (8 of them) descended an ate it before I could get pictures.
Huge 5 lbs of strawberries, hulled and rinsed.
3 loaves of butter pound cake.
3 cans whipping cream.
now I took my large sided non stick pan and placed the strawberries in it and put it on medium heat and had one of them watch and stir it.
*now my grandmother used white sugar and a masher to get the same effect*
it draws out the juices. I like heat, as I don't have to add any sugar, and the strawberries have a juice tart/natural sweetness that complements the sweet pound cake and the creamy whip cream.
so cook and mash them for 20 minutes. the smell will fill the house and draw all the hungries;)
take and cut the pound cake in to 1/4" slices. put 3 to 4 slices per bowl, add the HOT* strawberries and spoon 2 scoops over the cake and cover with whipping cream. serve immediately, refrigerate what you don't use. feeds nine hungry people.
*the strawberries will be HOT!