Day 2: Two foods I can’t get through Christmas without

2 foods you can’t get through Christmas without

Maybe I should have put this one nearer the end. It was hard for me to narrow down just two foods.

The first is my mom’s block dressing. A friend of my sister’s gave it the title block dressing because well it’s fixed in a square pan and it’s cut into squares. I don’t know what my mother does to it. If she sticks her big toe in it or her whole foot, but it’s absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious.

The second is a toss up. It would be either my father’s fried turkey or my aunt’s potato salad. Again, I don’t know what they do to it to make it so good but I can never get enough it.

Oh crap, I forgot about my grandmothers pineapple pound cake.

I told you this was hard.

I’m so glad we have good cooks in the family because I don’t particularly care for it; and thank goodness my specialty is never on the menu – pork chops. Hmmm. If I had to cook a holiday meal what would be on the menu?

  • Pork Chops (fried just to be crunchy and then finished off in the oven)
  • Homemade apple sauce
  • Agave roasted brussel sprouts
  • My mom’s block dressing
  • Tea

Well, now that I’m all hungry and have a hankerin’ for block dressing, fried turkey, potato salad, pineapple puns cake and more.

Oh well another week and I’ll have it all and then some, but for now I’ll have to settle for two little scrawny baked chicken wings, brussel sprouts and rice for dinner.

 

Day 13: Marshmallow Treats, Anyone?

Well, well, well. Here we are. Half way through the challenge. Give yourselves a rousing round of applause, high five, fist bump, pat on the back, kiss on the cheek or any other form of congratulatory you’d like to bestow upon yourself. ⭐

Today’s letter is ‘M’ and Arlee Bird, the man behind the A to Z Challenge gave me the word Marshmallow. When I saw it, I immediately knew what I was going to post about. Stop by a visit Arlee over at Tossing it Out. Enjoy and always feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Heck yeah! 🙂 Mouth watering deliciousness.

Who doesn’t like a marshmallow treat? If you don’t like marshmallow treats then 1) something is seriously wrong with you and 2) you probably shouldn’t read anymore of this post.

Believe it or not a proper marshmallow treat doesn’t come pre-made. Sorry Kellogg’s, but those prepackaged treats are overpriced crap. You’ve gotta make those bad boys at home on your stove yourself. But if you want a better marshmallow treat make your own damn marshmallows. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

This recipe I got from Alton Brown’s Good Continue reading

Monday Blues No More

Don’t judge me, but if you must please be gentle.
First stop: CVS
to feed my Snickers addiction
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Second stop:
Bacon and Beer again
to satisfy my bacon addiction and dinner
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Third stop:
Coco Sala for a malted milk martini
What better way to top off an evening than a chocolate infused martini?
Best Monday ever! 🙂 🙂