. . . And There’s Recipes to Share
Yep. Tuesday Open Comments Night was a regular potluck this week. Plenty of food, recipes and stories to share . . . we talked about buffets, feasts, cooking, baking, recipes, cookbooks, Asian food, Indian food, Mexican food, fruit, veggies, fish, chicken, beef, eating in, eating out, chocolate, comfort food, ice cream, Klondike bars, champagne, cookies and cocoa, yogurt, licorice, smoothies, cakes, donuts, coffee, cheeseburgers, pizza, sushi, eggnog, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese with extras, running out of food in Seattle-land, okra and rice, cheeseballs with crackers, hash browns, etc. I even heard some mention of spam.
The Link Leak Virus was with us as well. — The Link Leak Virus is a special strain of the indie virus with blogtipping mutations that occur in threes and keeps Open Comment Night a link free-for-all.
Here’s some of the links we shared.
- curried butternut-squash soup.
- secret favorite cookbook
- holiday card
- photos of the storm damage in Seattle-land and a recipe for Apricot-Glazed Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage
- chicken salad in whole-wheat bread bowl
- website URL
What Did We Do . . .
Rick is after any food he doesn’t have to cook.
Valeria bought an entire cookbook.
ChrisÂ finds that chocolate, coffee and Klondike bars are what lights up his eyes.
Starbucker next favorite food is a possible Phil Gerbyshak contest prize.
Scorpia said she didn’t drink coffee until class in college was too close to sunrise.
Kian Ann makes smoothies without giving his mom a surprise.
Marti had this recipe for Malibu chicken. Bake boneless chicken breasts, then lay a slice of deli ham and a slice of swiss cheese on top. Pop under the broiler for a minute or so until cheese starts to melt. Can be drizzled with honey mustard if desired.
Trisha Trisha hates to cook but loves trying new dishes.
Nneka’s from Trinidad and her favorite dish is okra and rice with salted pig tails and pumpkin. She says it “sounds kind of gross, but itÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬Ã¢ÂÂ¢s delish.”
Jesse shared a recipe he and his wife like for after work:
9ÃÂÃ¢ÂÂ13ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬ÃÂ³ Corningware dish
1 package of pre-made ravioli (about 1lb)
1 can of Hunts spaghetti sauce (we like 4 cheese)
pepperoni and mozzerella to your liking
Bake at 300 for about 5-10 minutes for the cheese to melt, broil for a minute if you want the cheese to burn.
It even makes good leftovers.
Becky “>Becky McCray brought Mistletoe Kiss Champagne courtesy of her Mom.
Makes: 1 serving
Start to Finish: 2 minutes
o 1/2 cup chilled champagne
o 1/2 cup pear juice
o Mint sprig & tiny tree ornament
o Drop of green food coloring
In a champagne glass combine chilled champagne, pear juice & color. Garnish with mint sprig and tiny tree ornament.
Char “>Char shared an “incredibly easy, always requested recipe” she plans for every family gathering.
Put a 5 lb bag of pre-made, frozen Italian meatballs in a crockpot (slow cooker). Add 2 jars of Heinz chili sauce and a jar of grape jelly.
Let cook for 4-5 hours and serve. Guaranteed to have no left overs.
I have to go find something to eat now.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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