Two Food Friday’s in a row have gone by and I didn’t get a chance to post! Bad Shayla! Welp, welcome to Food Saturday! This is the first and hopefully last one because I’m a fan of alliteration and “Food Saturday” just doesn’t do it for me. Anyway, although I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday, I did get a chance to cook! Continue reading
I lost my mind and made Thanksgiving dinner completely on my own? That was fun. If you do happen to recall that wonderful 8-10 hour ordeal, then you probably remember the fact that there was one item on my overzealous menu that I did not get a chance to make because I passed ou- ummm I had already made too much food to begin with. Here’s a quick reminder of that menu. The one dish I did not make was a desert option of Spicy Caramel Brownies, not too important since I had already made a delicious Caramel Apple Pecan pie. That said, my sweet tooth kept nagging the hell out of me to try the recipe so I did. Here’s what happened… Continue reading
I just wanted to get that out-of-the-way in case you were worried. How was your Thanksgiving?? Mine was highly caloric and wonderful and I hope yours was as well. In my last post I discussed my extensive menu and I’m proud to say that I prepared almost everything on it. The spicy caramel brownies became a total afterthought. That said, I still have all the ingredients necessary for the brownies so you might see them in a future post!
I think that my Thanksgiving cooking experience can be better explained in images than in words so after the jump please find…A PHOTO ESSAY!!
I’m hosting our Thanksgiving this year. Hence the title of this post. I will admit that I lucked out in the sense that I will only be cooking for myself, my aunt, and my mother (if you have no place to eat this holiday, come join us!), but the pressure/stress is still the same. No matter how many people you are preparing dinner for, timing is everything. The number one way to ruin your Thanksgiving meal is by not allotting enough time for prep work and actual cooking. Of course, figuring out how to serve the entire meal at a temperature above room temperature is another challenge. It’s all quite complicated!