Posts Tagged ‘holiday eats’

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2012 is going to ROCK.  

Little Nibble: Last meal of 2011

Going out with a band! Our last meal of 2011 (unless you count whiskey or champagne) was this delicious steak grilled in a cast iron skillet from Santa Al’s Mom. Omnomnom. 2011 was a great year for eating! On to the next.     What was your last meal of 2011?

Christmas Eve Dinner

You have no idea how far our family is willing to go to keep tradition. This year, Steve smuggled a spiral ham in his suitcase from Maine. Every Christmas, we feast on a Carando spiral ham. Luckily Stever kept his cool when airport security pulled him aside for a cavity search due to the unidentified [...]

Cooking with hammers: Layered peppermint bark

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Tons of extra candy canes from the CVS Christmas sale? Fear not! This easy yet impressive recipe is just what you need.   Ingredients 16 ounces good-quality white chocolate (like Ghiardelli) 24 coarsely crushed candy canes 7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 3/4 teaspoon [...]

Happy Thanksgiving! (redux)

Great success! This little ol’ kitchen made it through 24 hours of prep and cooking. Thankful for good food, friends, family, the new apartment and all of you. The Meal: Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing Port Cranberry SauceĀ  How did your meals turn out?  

Big Ass Thanksgiving Turkey Legs

I was very sad to discover that turkey legs do not fit into the baskets of my deep fryer. NO. Thanksgiving is RUINED! I’ll have to bake these bad boys instead. Ingredients: 2 turkey legs 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup oil 1 onion 1 large carrot 2 celery ribs 2 cloves garlic Oregano Pepper [...]

Vicki’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Guys, this is big. Every year, my mom makes the most amazing sweet potato casserole. I was lucky enough to get a hold of her recipe for our Thanksgiving-for-two menu and it came out GREAT. Thanks Vick! Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 stick melted butter 1 teaspoon [...]

Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

When cooking in a small kitchen, it’s important to use your resources and plan ahead. The stuffing will require the most cooking time so I’ll start this first using my crock pot. This is a great alternative to making stuffing in a turkey, which I won’t be able to do since I’m only making 2 [...]

Port Cranberry Sauce (To Make Ahead)

Every Thanksgiving needs some cranberry sauce. This year, I’m cooking for Al and I in our new (very tiny) kitchen. 1 oven that doesn’t fit our cooking pans + only 1 pot at the moment means I’ll need to plan strategically. This cranberry sauce will stay for a few weeks in the fridge so make [...]