I think that it's time for another giveaway. A C. Mitchell Presents style giveaway. One of my new blog readers - who shall remain anonymous but her name rhymes with 'Pleffaknee' - was wondering why she hasn't been asked to be a guest chef. So, it's time for a new chef! But, I need to add Jocelyn - how have I not done this before??? This weekend I will get things organized - and post her recipe for DELICIOUS pizza and the questions that she has answered for me.
The newest challenge is this:
A evening or day (your choice) of a cooking-fest with me! I love to cook with friends and family, so want to cook with someone who reads what I cook. If you are not local - please still enter - we will catch up someday and we can plan a cooking-fest then.
Here's what you need to do enter:
Post a comment or send me an email (I would prefer adding a comment so that everyone can see the responses) of one of the recipes that I have added that you have tried or would like to try. That's it.
The winner will come over to my abode and we will create a masterpiece menu together, cook up a storm and enjoy our feast.
Please provide your entries by Sunday - Thanksgiving eve. If you feel awkward b/c you don't know me - we'll work something out.
I am excited about this one!
Speaking of Thanksgiving - it's right around the corner. Chris and I are hosting this year - but it seems like we have a small group this year - and to be honest I am really looking forward to that. I am still thinking about my menu, but I think that I will be cooking:
Stuffing - with ground italian sausage and herbs
Grilled autumn vegetables - brussells sprouts, baby carrots, beets and butternut squash
Homemade cranberry sauce
Homemade pumpkin pie
Am I missing anything? I love to make Spinach Gratin for turkey dinners, but we're going to a potluck on Saturday night and I am bringing that with me.
Tonight's dinner is still in the oven. Buh - I hate eating late.
On the menu tonight:
Summer vegetable gratin - yellow and green zucchini with fresh tomatoes
Chicken meatloaf - ground chicken used
Mashed cauliflower - one of my new faves
Here is a recipe that I did last week. Cauliflower fritters. I found the recipe in a Rachel Ray magazine - and just tweaked it slightly. I wasn't sure how healthy is - and it is quite good for you. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. High in dietary fibre and vitamin C.
1 head of cauliflower - cut into pieces and boiled until soft - about 15 minutes
1/3 cup of flour
1 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup of chopped basil
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
Once the cauliflower is boiled to perfection, drain, and add to a large bowl. Mash the cauliflower and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly - I actually used my hands - and make small balls (about the size of a golf ball) - add them to a heated skillet that has a little olive oil, press them down in the center and brown on each side.
And that's it. Chris loved them - he rated them a 5!
For tonight's dinner - I am going to boil the cauliflower - mash it all up - and just add a bit of butter, some fresh chives and some parmesan cheese. I am excited to give it a try again.
Ok - that's it for me for tonight. I can't wait to see some of the entries.