Skip to comments.Free Republic Weekly Recipe Thread for Nov 23, 2013
Posted on 11/23/2013 8:00:52 AM PST by libertarian27
Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread.
Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!
Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
Besides the BIG Food Holiday this Thursday, here are some other food holidays for the week:
National Fast Food Day -November 16
National Baklava Day - Homemade Bread Day -November 17
National Vichyssoise Day -November 18
Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day -November 19
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day - Noveau Beaujolais Day -November 20
Gingerbread Day -November 21
National Cashew Day -November 22
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Recap of last week’s recipes:
Post# 22 ~Beef~ Swedish Meatballs
Post# 11 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Scotch Shortbread
Post# 13 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ No-Knead Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
Post# 21 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Princess Heatherflower Cranberry Bread
Post# 07 ~Cakes & Cupcakes~ Triangle Cake
Post# 09 ~Candy, Fudge & Truffles~ Chocolate Squares
Post# 05 ~Pasta~ Redneck Spaghetti Dogs
Post# 17 ~Pies & Pastry~ Mini Brie & Apple Quiche
Post# 17 ~Pies & Pastry~ Puffs Primavera
Post# 17 ~Pies & Pastry~ Onion Potato Tartlets
Post# 06 ~Soups, Stews & Chili~ California Chili
Post# 16 ~Vegetables~ German Green Beans
from the Nov 16th thread
Oops on the food holidays above - that was last week - lol:
(but it did remind me that I need to make baklava this week :))
National Cashew Day November 22
National Espresso Day November 23
Eat a Cranberry Day November 23
National Sardines Day November 24
National Parfait Day November 25
National Cake Day November 26
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day November 27
National French Toast Day November 28
Chocolates Day November 29
National Lemon Creme Pie Day November 29
National Mousse Day November 30
INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 parts Vodka, 1/3 part l/juice, 1/3 part simple syrup, 3 parts soda water, 2 parts cuke juice or 6 large chunks.
METHOD muddle 6 peeled/diced lge cuke chunks. Combine in ice-filled cocktail shaker w/ vodka, simple syrup. Shake well.
Strain into collins or highball glass filled w/ crushed ice. Top w/ soda water. Add cucumber wheels.
SERVE garnished w/ long strip cuke peel.
You really should post a pic of your “muddler..”
Is that it-—in the upper left-—above the Collins?
Turkey Sausage Stew:
This is very fast, easy, tasty, and filling!
1 20 oz package of Sweet (basil) Italian Turkey Sausage
1 can of Progresso Minestrone Soup
1 can (15 oz) of Kidney Beans
1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes
Remove the casing from the sausages and cook in a skillet. Open all of the cans and heat in a saucepan. Add the cooked sausage to the soup mixture. Serve as is in bowls or serve over cooked rice.
A few weeks ago, I asked if anyone had some recipes for holiday themed appetizers..I received several, and tried a few..all were great.
KittenClaws provided an easy, simple, yet delicious recipe for chicken or turkey wrapped in bacon. Before baking, they're rolled in a mixture of 2 parts brown sugar, 1 part chili powder. I had a small chicken breast in the freezer, so I tried a test batch, and they were superb. Nice crunch, carmelization from the sugar, and just a touch of heat from the chili powder. Really, really, good, and I heartily commend it to you all.
So last week, we're having this dinner at my parish..for about 100. I do most of the cooking..but I have lots of help. I decided to make this as one of the appetizers...they're easy to prepare..gives the "little old church ladies" something to do, and they could make them the day before, and keep them in the fridge..just pop them in the oven when people started arriving..
So, the night of the dinner, I'm busy at the stove, and the first batch of appetizers gets served, and all of a sudden people start coughing, wheezing...spitting it out, and complaining that it is really, REALLY H-O-T. I tasted one, and almost gagged..Seems that one of the ladies used CAYENNE instead of chili powder...
To paraphrase The Gipper, "Taste, but verify..."
That it is...didn’t notice it..I was trying for humor...and, like McConnell..I failed miserably..
Lunch on a cold day, add horseradish and mustard to baked beans and it will warm you right up
Don’t get stressed cooking that turkey dinner.
Buy frozen turkey and let thaw in fridge.
bake the pie
bake the cornbread for the dressing
prep dough for the rolls
7 AM - Prep the turkey and put it in the oven. Sit and relax.
10:30 AM - Prep the side dishes.
11-11:30 AM - Remove turkey from oven. Put side dishes into oven.
Noon - eat.
I make pig candy, bacon coated in brown sugar with a pinch of cayenne, then baked until crisp. You need very little cayenne.
I am going to transfer THAT recipe to the chicken/bacon appetizers.
We’ve already started our Thanksgiving/Christmas baking... Thank goodness for freezers. This weekend is cut sugar cookies, with the kids on decorating duty... So I wanted to share my favorite hard cookie glaze recipe:
We make that pig candy, too, but with some chopped pecans on top. They toast and mix with the brown sugar... Very nice.
Whoa! Looks good! Liz, if you’re at home, tune into the Food Network Live Thanksgiving-a-thon. Hilariously bad. Giada won’t shut up and poor Ina decided to come down from Mount Olympus - Long Island-style - and can’t get a word in edgewise! She’s gettin’ peeved! This show is the second worst FN show since the bad old days of Sandra Lee.
Saw the pro bartender on “Bar Rescue” make this same drink. He did it so fast I missed all the ingredients.
Bring back Sarah Moulton!!!
Last year’s Recipe Thread right before Thanksgiving:
FReeper Recipe Thread (4 days to Thanksgiving)
FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 18, 2012 |
A big hit for me on that thread last year was a method to cook stuffing in a slow cooker - it came out great! Will be doing that again this year.
OMG! That sounds delicious! Why did I never think of that? I love horseradish. Thanks for the tip!
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