I like to collect interesting expressions. I have to write them down now, 'cuz the old noodle is just not what it was. It's all part of perishing (one of my very favourite expressions of all time, that one).
Dad and Ros went to Florida a few years back, and we visited them while they were there. My husband, my brother and I.
By midweek my people were getting idle (and we don't idle well, a carburetor issue I suspect). So we jumped in the truck and drove to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit Hank Williams' museum and grave. Yup.
Wacky Woo. There are many things to love about this cake, and the name is one of them!
I read that it came out of The Depression when ingredients were scarce; it does not require eggs or milk and uses very little fat.
Wacky Woo is a much-used recipe in my house. There have been a few birthdays that have seen candles plunked down in a Wacky Woo Cake. Plunked. Because it is just that kind of cake.
I appreciate Wacky Woo for 3 main reasons:
1) It is mixed in the pan in which it is baked, no bowls needed (simple).
2) It is dense, not too airy, yet very moist (substantial).
3) It is 'lowish' in fat using only 3 tbsp of butter (sensible).
It is now a running gag in our house that, whenever someone makes Kraft Dinner, they say they are making Lamb Dhansak. Why? We were inspired by a funny movie: The Grand Seduction. And someone here has a way of twisting things around.
The Grand Seduction was filmed here in Newfoundland and Labrador last year. It is quite delightful. It stars Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson along with a slew of local NL celebrities.
Crazy easy, that is what Swedish Tea Ring is. Yet veeeery pretty. But you have to like nuts and dried fruit.
This is one of my favourite desserts to make because it is PASTRY! And it is EASY! I love, love, love pastry.
I can pass on chocolate despite having once been a chocoholic. I am still a bit of a fan of a good cake. But I simply adore pastry! Always have and always will!
This is a great recipe to serve alongside a bowl of nachos. And sour cream. And guacamole.
I am a big fan of southwestern spiced dishes in general and nachos in particular.
But a good nacho is really hard to find here on the rock. I prefer nachos that are 1) made with yellow corn 2) thick and 3) not too salty. The nachos I have found locally tend to have one or two of those three qualities, but never all three together at the same time. I generally settle for 'yellow corn' and 'not too salty', compromising on the thickness. Life can be rough here on the rock ;-)
Homemade bread baking in the oven. Another favourite smell on my 'Top 3 Favourite Smells' list.
I have a great bread recipe, given to me by my cousin Marcus. It is simple and simple is good. You can make any bread with this recipe, as long as you maintain the ratio of wet to dry. I occasionally add an egg or some milk powder, which makes for a great sandwich loaf.
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