What's Cooking Behind The Shades - Post Turkey Wrap Up
Dec. 2, 2009 12:59 pm
Updated: Dec. 3, 2009 10:52 am
Well I have to admit that my shoulder is still a little sore from patting myself on the back over the traveling road turkey from Thanksgiving Day. Everything including the stoplights on Route 206 worked in my favor and that 22 lb bird came out juicy & tender and got rave reviews for the rest of the weekend. I wish I could say the same about the gravy but I have always been hit or miss with gravy and this time I think I flied out in foul territory though my lovely wife still says that it must have been a home run because my less than adventurous 4 year old doppelganger of a son actually tried it for the first time and liked it. The balsamic pearl onions & tomato corn chili chutney got "mmmm's" in the kitchen before the meal but pretty much took up the same amout of space in the tupperware on the ride home as they did on the ride down. I think that with a little tweaking and better menu planning, both of these can be hits in the future.
So what worked & didn't work at your meal ?
The big news of the holiday weekend was that on the day after Thanksgiving, yours truly had his recipe for "Southwestern Turkey Soup" featured as the allreipes.com "Recipe of the Day". You would have thought I had just won the SuperDuperBowl (another great cooking day & blog opportunity) the way I started dancing, hooting & hollering around the kitchen. I have been on this site for lmost 10 years (if not longer) and I don't ever remember being the featured recipe. Over 4,000 people have saved the recipe since Friday and another Baker's Dozen have reviewed it. If you did either one, I hoped you liked it. Give some of my other recipes a try and click the save button on my Alligator Chili recipe. My less than fragile ego can't stand the fact that the recipe has been under review for the past 3+ years. they say they want unique and I can't help but think that Alligator is somewhat unique on this site.
So that is what's cooking for now Behind The Shades. Come back next time when we discuss the food options that were found & devoured during my upcoming trip to Las Vegas. I know we will hit at least one god awful 3am all you can eat buffet as well as the famous Hash House A Go Go for the monster sized pancakes.