Monthly foods that are good and easy to make, well at least fun to try… 2007-2010 and more

  • 10 December – Christmas Tree Cake
  • 10 November – Crab Legs seem to be going on sale frequently these days. It makes for some fun, at-home boils.
  • Dressings vs. Stuffing. The Final Termination (everyone knows dressing is better (cooked in a big pan and not inside the turkey))
  • 10 October – Pumpkin Treats (Ihop leave our buttermilk pancakes alone)
  • 10 September – Parsnips
  • 10 August – BBQ a battle in the Fresh Air with a Blind Pig, I Don’t think FA saw them coming…
  • 10 July – You Pick em cherries jubilee
  • 10 June – Blue Cheese, Bacon, and homemade potato chips
  • 10 May – Strawberry Pound cake, you-pick-em
  • 10 April – Fast Grilling with pan sear start
  • 10 March – Cupcake Rabbits
  • 10 Feb – Cupcake Hearts
  • 10 January –  Shrimp Creole – Chop into tiny pieces the onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and microwave until translucent; add a can of tomato sauce and a can of whole or tomato pieces. Season with salt, pepper, Old Bay(TM), and bay leaves to taste. Add shrimp, peeled and deveined, about five minutes before you are ready to eat.  Yum, expect no leftovers to be served with white rice. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  • 09 December – No Bake, Peanut butter balls. Susanna is going into business with this one.
  • 09 November – Water in Scrambled Eggs. Yes you heard right. After advice from our friends at the Food Network, we have tested and the addition of a bit of water, rather than good old fashion milk, seems to add to the volume and fluffiness of the scramble. While is is not one our classic receipies, it is a great cooking tip!  The second tip is the All Saints turkey test. While the frozen birds are already discounted it is a good time to buy a sample to test the time/weight theories in your current over, BEFORE, the critical Thanksgiving bird is placed at risk on the great day of timing, AND it is early enough to still be ready for more in three plus weeks.
  • 09 October – Luke and Susanna’s grilled Salmon
  • 09 September – The Lassiter/MayHugh BEST POUND CAKE IN THE WORLD
  • 09 August – Shepherd’s Pie
  • 09 July – Cherries Fitzgerald
  • 09 June – Tortilia Pizza’s
  • 09 May – Butter Fat Iced Cream
  • 09 April – Chocolate Glazed Cream Cheese Pound Cake
  • 09 March – St Patty’s Party Squares
  • 09 February – Red Velvet Valentine’s Cake
  • 09 January = Stir Fry Peanut Sauce. Ih the addition of a large cook top this Christmas, we have begun to practice the art of table-top cooking flare. Cooking fillets, shrimp, lobster, scallops and chicken. A special sauce of peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, and olive oil seasoned with a dash of 5 spice, garlic, and sea salt. Blend them together and cook with your favorites. It can be a dipping sauce as well.
  • 08 December –  Marshmellow Crispy Treats with Holly Leaf and Berries.A bag of large marsh mellows, half a stick of butter, and six cups of rice crispies, melted the first two and add the cereal a little at a time, folding in until completely blended. Spread into a buttered rectangle and cool. Use some of the marsh mellow and butter goo on the side adding green coloring and corn flakes for holly leaves and red coloring and corn puffs for holly berries. Cut rice crispy block into small squares, top with greenry and berries and you’re in the Christmas-cookie mood. Better yet us the “Boston Baked Beans: candy covered peanuts for more traditional berries.
  • 08 November – Sweet potatoes and roasted bananas and love One stick of butter, generous amount of brown sugar, cinimonn-sugar, blended well in larger mixer. 6 roasted/baked sweet potatoes and two roasted banannas, pealed and added to creamed mixture. Blend until VERY creamy. DO NOT add marsh mellows. Transfer to baking dish and bake at 350 for 15-30 min. Watch that it does not burn.
  • 08 October – Liquid Diet Treats With Mikey under the weather and “not eating just anything” we have learn to be creative with veggie-fruit smoothies and high protein drinks abound. The flavoring of rice and pasta has become an experimenters dream come true.  Boost High Protein drinks come in chocolate and vanilla flavor.  Add ice into the Magic Bullet or blender of your choice and add favorite flavors of choice. Try juicing carrots, celary, and spinich with Mercier’s apple juice or low acid orange juice by Tropicanna, blend and even on cool evenings it’s a hot treat! Try it, you’ll like it.
  • 08 September – Labor Day BBQ Take 1500 pounds of chicken halves, start coals Sunday night, and begin seasoning chicken on grilling racks with salt, pepper, and special sauce; basting and turning only once until leg bone twists easily. Yummy eats.
  • 08 August – BRAT Diet Mashed Potatoes While the butter, sour cream, and salt may not be good health additions, the simple and smooth BRAT diet is good for those who suffer from diverticulitis. Therefore, peel your Russuts, wash and cube small, boil until tender, use the big of wedding blender with a whisk attachment until creamy, add sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of half&half, all to taste. Then bake in a 250 degrees oven until the rest of dinner is ready.
  • 08 July – “High Country” Boil   As our subdivision indicates, we are glad to be in the mountains. Wendy gives her twist to the New Orleans classic. Mikey likes to have lots of ‘kill-bossy,” and John worries that there is not enough shrimp. But we are delighted to share this meal with Alington’s most hospitable family.
  • 08 Jun – Frances’ Herb Sause
  • 08 May – Home Made Caramel, Yum
  • 08 April – WOW! It’s Baked Pork Chops with Apple Slices Slice and bake with cinimon, Sugar Baby(TM) seasonings, and enjoy!
  • 08 March  – Out of the Blue – Su-Chef Brantley’s Pistachio ice cream. Richest vanilla ice cream recipes welcome; freeze to soft serve and add more cream, green pistachios, and….  then refreeze and serve with crepes.
  • 08 February  – Oscar’s Hordourves Grape tomatoes, filled with tiny balls of ‘fresh’ mozzarella topped with fresh Basil. Broil until the cheese begins to brown but is soft in the middle.
  • 08 January – Chicken Corden Brantley Thin chicken breast slices, lightly pounded with parchment paper, thin honey maple ham with baby swiss, and just a sample of berry jam in the center, roll, and back to perfection.
  • 07 December – Christmas Cookies Check out the food network for thousands of options; just skip the roll in the freezer section this year.
  • 07 November – Yellow Vegetable Casserole (Vicky/Aunt Fannie Style) Squash, onion, butter, ritz, salt, pepper, and just enough secret ingredient (brown sugar)
  • 07 October – Grilled Corn Chilli We had planned to take a large croc of creamed corn to the church dinner, but the sugar (and butter, salt, and pepper) began to brown at the bottom before the corn was fully cooked; I was thankful I caught it before it truly burned. It tasted very good but was unattractive. So we added colorful bell pepper, onion, black beans, and chili seasonings. Oh my, it was actually delicious. We have not repeated it as a trial, but it was yummy.
  • 07 September – Wendy’s Secret Chicken Fetachini (no recipe printed as it would cost me my life, but a family favorite)
  • 07 August  – Tomatoes, Squash, and Cucumbers Oh My! Sliced thinly, placed in the largest shallow pan or crock, line pan in diagonal rows, butter, salt, and pepper, (not Paula Dean quantities) bake until crisp. Some parm chez if desired at the end.
  • 07 July – Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon – better soak that untreated plank overnight if you are going to cook it directly on the coals
  • 07 June – Beef Wellington
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sauce: Puree one pound of mushrooms, saute, adding diced onion, salt, pepper, flour, butter, and olive oil, and add tiny diced ham and fresh parsley at last. Prepare enough for two tablespoons per serving. Sear clean clear cuts of beef on all sides in EVOO/Butter with S&P to taste. Set beef aside to slightly cool. Use prepared crescent roll dough or pastry dough. Place seared beef on the pastry with about an inch of pastry on the edges, and cover with a generous amount of sauce on top of the beef-but, not on the pastry. Seal with egg wash, cover with equal pastry, brush tops with egg wash bake 6-12 minutes depending on the desired degree of doneness. Very Yummy

Vicky’s Cook Book

There are only a few, but ours is in on the drawing board. 

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Here is Vicky’s draft of her cookbook: “A Measure of Love” @ 2014