The past couple of weeks..I have made old standbys..because it has been chilly and before warmth sets in..
so chilly and snowy..
I made home made stock..soup bowls..I adore soup bowls..
Shepherd's pie..which we love and I jujj it up a bit every time..this time I added wine on top of the worcestershire sauce to the beef..and egg yolks and Spring Green onions to the mash..our forever corn is always in the middle..my mom made it that way..J's mom too..of course that's pre-baked above..we are hungry by the time dinner is ready..and well..there seems to be no time for photos.
..picture it.. bubbly and golden brown..
I love making it in the morning and then at the end of the day..it's as if Mrs Patmore or a butler had made it for me..Bake till bubbly..warm plates..
We ate Marie's Korean Beef ..it is a staple here and at my daughter's..I have posted about it before..so good.. and I made yet another General Tao Chicken that was baked..too sweet so I won't post :)
I get a GT craving once in a while..
Speaking of Marie..I made another SP..larger..and basket weaved my mashed potatoes..because she does;) So pretty!
And I made Averie's soft cream cheese chocolate chip cookies for bus duty and they are good..you can find her recipe here..
We had avocados that needed to be eaten up..we try and eat one a day..just plain..or w/ tomatoes and garlic and oil on toats..or even Naan..mini naans so cute..
I put a bit of salt on my half..but this day..I had gone through old saved recipes the day before and pulled out my famous crab stuffed ones..from 1979..I was just learning to entertain..
I was married in '74..
..so both girls were born..and I started having aquaintances that had babies too..
I took great pleasure back then in having friends for dinner..and my entertaining mentor..Nicole..had served us these..everything she did IMPRESSED me so much.
Lovely lovely girl.I am sorry she moved many yrs ago and we lost touch.
The recipe is from those recipe box cards..LOL remember?
1971 it was published..
From The Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library
1 can 7 1/2 ounces drained crabmeat
1/3 cup chopped celery
3 hard boiled eggs chopped
2 tbsps chopped pimiento
1 tbsp chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup mayo
3 large or 4 small ripe avocados
3 tbsps dry bread crumbs
1 tsp melted butter
2 tbsps slivered almonds
Heat oven to 400F
Mix crabmeat,celery,eggs,pimiento,onion,1/2 tsp salt and mayo.Cut unpeeled avocados in half,remove pits,brush w/ lemon juice,sprinkle lightly with salt.
Fill avocado halves w/ crabmeat mixture.Toss breadcrumbs in butter,spoon over avocados
Place in an ungreased shalow baking dish..bake uncoverd 10 minutes..add almonds over crumb topping..return to oven for 5 minutes until bubbly and golden.
My notes..I used panko..I halved the recipe..so we had it twice for lunch..I baked mine longer and used sliced almonds.
Total flashback for me.
I was in my twenties again.
Speaking of mashed potatoes..Am I a collector or what?
Ricer,single masher,double masher, round masher..not to mention the food mill and etc..but each ones serves it's purpose..the round one makes the best chopped egg salad..it was my mom's♥
that's what cooking and baking for 42 yrs does..you end up with "stuff"~
Another night I made Ricardo's crepes..but added chicken..you can find his recipe here and of course the above pic is pre-baked.
All food no fun this post:)
I promise to be back as the temps warm up..later in the week..;)
I kid you not..we store all the winter garb away..and it snows..
went for a walk today IN winter garb and FROZE.
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