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Today’s blog topic: Share or explain your favorite holiday recipe.
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Being from SW Ohio, I introduced my wife and daughter to the delights of Cincinnati-style Chili (what my daughter calls Daddy Chili), and it’s become a standard to fix a big pot on Christmas Day for friends coming over to eat, chat, play games and enjoy good fellowship.
Two pounds of ground chuck, browned and chopped down very fine. Pour into a large crockpot.
ADD IN: Six different cans of beans, usually a mix of pink, dark red and red kidney beans, and pinto beans. Two 28-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes. 1 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp of cloves, 1 tbsp of cinnamon (use fresh spices for far better effect! You may need more cinnamon for taste, depending on the strength and freshness…)
COOK ON HIGH for several hours; add salt, black pepper and garlic to taste. The longer it cooks, the deeper and richer the flavor.
WHILE THAT’S COOKING: get a pound of spaghetti cooked up; serve the chili over the spaghetti (called three-way chili for the beans, noodles and the chili base), and with any or all of the three optional add-ins: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and finely chopped onion. (Each option adds another “way” to this style of chili.)
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Oh yeah a recipe, I got kind of excited and forgot : ) it’s kind of a simple thing I don’t know if I’d call it a recipe reallybut every year since I was a little kid on Christmas morning when I get up I have hot chocolate and toasted cinnamon raisin bread.
Russian Tea Cakes for which I do not have the recipe because my mother-in-law bakes them for me every Christmas
Banana walnut pudding. I keep it simple: Use the Betty crocker mix for banana pudding and add walnuts. secret is to sneak in some chocolate chips too!
I’m a bachelor and only thing I cook reasonably well is an omelet! I just add extra cheese. The gooey bit makes it yum! 😉
5 minute Chocolate cake baked in a microwave. Needs just 2 cups of graham cracker crushed, sweet condensed milk and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. Mix it bake it…and take a bow! 🙂
I make chicken choupsey. Secret is to use the broth that I get the local farmer’s market and himalayan salt instead of Morton. Try it…you’ll love it.
Baked salmon. I use chicken tikka masala for the rub and it elevates the taste to whole new level.
Bread pudding: easiest dessert ever. Use stale slices of bread, pour vanilla pudding mix on top. repeat layers. Add some cocoa powder if you like. Bake at 365 F for 20 minutes and serve. Tastes great hot or cold!
mac and cheese. I use a dash of gouda cheese to the usual recipe to add that bold flavor. This dish is liked by grown ups as well as kids.
Love, love, love….pumpkin bread with a ribbon of cream cheese running through it.
Hot chocolate, with some coffee mixed in, and a little shot of Irish Crème Liquor.
egg nog. i’ve made my own a few times, but these days i make it by buying bud’s egg nog and adding some adult components.
microwave on high 3 mins.
This recipe is the absolute best I cranberry sauce I have ever had. And it’s very simple to make, too.
20oz Can Crushed Pineapple
Lg Jar Maraschino Cherries
3oz Pkg Cherry Jell-O
1 Bag Fresh Cranberries
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
1-1/2 cups Sugar
Drain the pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to the juice
to make 1-1/2 cups. Pour into a large saucepan and add the sugar
and the cranberries. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until the
cranberries pop (3-5 min). Remove from heat and add the Jell-O.
Allow the mixture to cool. Drain the cherries and see note below.
When Jell-O mix is cool, add pineapple, cherries and nuts. Stir well
and refrigerate to set.
Although the original recipe did not call for it, I usually cut the drained
cherries in half or quarters before adding them to the mixture.
butter dream cookies
Smoked salmon and cream cheese on crackers
My favorite Christmas recipe is ginger cookies that my wife and her girlfriends make. Yum, yum!!
Favorite holiday recipe: roast goose !
A traditional Turkey dinner with steamed and buttered Brussel sprouts and creamed onions! And a nap after dinner.
My favorite offering at the Thanksgiving, or Christmas meal gatherings is “candied” yams. I cut up some yams like French fries, and dribble condensed orange juice over them. Then a bit of butter. If you cook them right, they will have a wonderful syrup and be crispy here and there.