April 14, 2011

Cooking/freezing ideas!

Posted in Food, Life at 6:37 pm by lifebytheday

Need your help friends!

I need some ideas for things that I can cook and freeze ahead of time, but that we’ll actually feel like eating in June!  The thought of turning on the oven is already making me feel hot…but I guess we can’t eat grilled chicken and potato/pasta salad all summer, can we?  😉

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November 17, 2009

Calling all chefs!

Posted in Food tagged , at 3:53 pm by lifebytheday

S and I are hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year (second annual!), and I just realized that it is in less than TEN DAYS!!  I guess that means I should starting thinking about menu, huh?  I LOVE trying new recipes, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to ask for some ideas, and share some of my favorites with you!

Obviously, we always have turkey, mashed potatoes (mixed with Alouette cheese, my dad’s specialty), and stuffing (Pepperidge Farm, from a bag ;-)), and a wide variety of vegetables.  But the fun stuff is always the casseroles and new recipes I try!

Some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes include:
– corn souffle – a recipe from my aunt and uncle, a moister and corn-filled corn bread (I’ll post the recipe later)
– whiskey-glazed carrots – a la Pioneer Woman, http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/10/whiskey-glazed-carrots-major-league-yum/

And here are some new recipes I’m planning to try, courtesy of Good Housekeeping:
– sangria cranberry sauce
– pear and ginger crisp with spiced whipped cream
 (http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/thanksgiving/classic-thanksgiving-menu-recipes?GT1=47028)

I will try to take pictures of these recipes as I cook them this year, although I’m not sure whether I’m a good enough multi-tasker for that. 😉

So what are you all cooking for Thanksgiving?  Secret family recipes?  New ideas you’re planning to try?  Please share!!