Saturday, December 31, 2022
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
A Meal to serve when someone comes home from the hospital after being smashed by a truck #CooktheBooks
Our Cook the Books Club December/January Selection was a delightful novel about accepting yourself, taking care of yourself and believing in yourself.
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy Holidays to those who observe this time of year in other cultures and religions. May Peace on Earth and Goodwill Among Men be with you throughout the Holiday Season.
I know that I certainly have a lot to be grateful for, not the least of which is that I am able to write and share this post with you after having been hit by a Ford 250 while on my daily walk the day after Thanksgiving.
I can't believe that it will be one month to the day tomorrow and I am well enough to not only post my Christmas and Weekly Menu but I am able to help prepare the food as well. God is very very good.
So without further ado, here is what we are serving up for Christmas with a lot of help from Frank's sister and our eldest daughter. Frank took on the bulk of the prep but I was able to get into the kitchen to prep the Kapusta. The ham is from Costco and is ready to serve. The Stuffed Cabbage and Smoked Sausage is being provided by Roz. Frank is in charge of the Cheezy Potatoes. Amy is bringing the desserts.
Friday, December 23, 2022
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Three cheese shredded blend and provolone cheese sandwiched between sourdough and grilled to a melted, gooey goodness.
This sandwich was inspired by Gated Prey, the third novel in the Eve Ronin Series.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Last month we celebrated Little Miss M's 2nd Birthday. This simple but delicious yellow cake made the perfect birthday cake for the celebration.
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Every holiday season I look forward to buying those Chocolate Oranges that they sell wrapped in foil. You crach them on the table and they break into segments. I think chocolate and orange is one of my favorite flavor profiles.
So I decided to ask Frank to jazz up my hot chocolate with a splash of Grand Marnier last night.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
This Broccoli Cheese Soup served up in a bread bowl is perfect for the holidays. It can be made ahead of time and kept warm, allowing your guests to serve themselves from a luncheon buffet that can also contain meat and cheese trays and salads for a casual, comfortable get together.
Friday, December 16, 2022
There is a restaurant here in Michigan owned by Chef Jeff Baldwin. All of their food is wonderful but we ALWAYS order the calamari because it is the best we have ever eaten. When Baldwin's first opened in 2004 he offered cooking classes and shared the recipe with us. I am happy to share it with you today
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022
This hearty and delicious soup is perfect as a warm comforting meal with a nice slice of bread and is ready in less time than it would tae to order carry out.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Start your next gathering with a Cheese and Wine platter. I am featuring Italian Wines with my cheeseboard today. I opened 3 of these bottles to serve as guests arrived and saved the Cecchi Riserva to pour with my main course.