I picked “Meat, cheese, classy party food” and the reality for tomorrow is that we will have a Trader Joe Brie in pastry, perhaps some other cheeses and then we will heat two frozen smallish Trader Joe pizzas, one plain and the other pepperoni and Zoom for 1-2 hours with a couple we often spend New Year’s with. I baked a lemon loaf cake for dessert which may or may or be good-I am not a skilled baker. Oh well.
@Kyeh these…I think they’re a form of mochi but not sweet. They puff up in the broiler, crispy outside and gooey inside; wrap with toasted nori strips and
sprinkle some soy sauce. Warm memories . Also got some green tea yokan
@Kyeh they were very good…not as good as my Mom used to make but the memories helped! Same with the soba, and turnip greens . I sure hope you’ll be able to see your Mom soon, it’s gotta be so hard to be apart right now.
@Limewater Well, they have a full menu including appetizers and desserts, so that’s been our go to when everything else is closed. Great egg rolls and jalepeno poppers, decent cheesecake and chocolate cake.
@ybmuG In the recipe box? Go figure lol. Its always my luck I tear everything apart only to find what I was looking for right where it was supposed ti be in the first place. Thank you so much. I will let you know how it turns out after I make it. Once when they had the " Send us your idea for a New Lays Potato Chip" I actually suggested Rueben Flavored lolol. Thank you so much and again Happy New Years to you. I hope 2021 is a much better year for all!
@klh64 sounds great. And thanks - you too! One alteration I might make is, especially if you are using sauerkraut, cook the sauerkraut in the bacon fat first for a bit before you add the stock. Just adds some flavor. You can do the same with the cabbage, especially if you think it was a little undercooked originally. I tend to add stock last for most soups. And heating the stock before you add it helps as well.
@chienfou One of my all-time faves. We had it last year, and I like to switch it up, so this year it’s Louis Roederer Brut Premier. I’ve had their regular Brut before and liked it, plus this one came in a pretty box, and I’m a sucker for pretty boxes.
New Years Eve is party food. Marinated meatballs, air-fried chicken wings, devilled eggs. New Years Day dinner will be bacon wrapped scallops, potatoes au Gratin, and probably leftover Christmas cookies with Culver’s frozen custard on them.
<OK, here you go (sorry for the wait)
These are super delicious and have a bit of heat due to the pepper and cayenne.
4 cups pecan halves
1½ tsp salt
⅛ tsp fresh ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 heaping tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
2 Remove from the oven. Season the pecans with the other ingredients and toss together until thoroughly coated.
3 Spread evenly on baking sheet.
4 Return pecans to oven for another 2-3 minutes, until toasted and fragrant, but do NOT overcook them
5 Cool and store in airtight container.
Do not leave out or substitute for the FRESH rosemary as that is the ‘secret ingredient’ that makes the recipe.