Stuffing is my favorite part of a holiday meal. Well besides mashed potatoes. And turkey. Drizzled with a little gravy, it’s the comfort food I most look forward to eating. Boxed or bagged stuffing is so often so terribly salty that I’ve been making my own for years. Random leftover white and wheat bread, cubed and oven toasted, is unbeatable. Continue reading
Instead of all of the traditional dishes and side dishes for our Christmas buffet I tried quite a few new ones. We celebrated the holiday on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve. I had an extra day to prepare foods ahead of time and that was a relief. We had several frozen turkeys in the freezer and I wanted to use one for a cozy casserole-type dish. It would be traditional in an informal way.
I love a fruity vinaigrette on salads and having strawberries on hand, it was time to try a strawberry vinaigrette. We love the blueberry vinaigrette I sometimes make and definitely loved the rhubarb vinaigrette I tried a few years ago. I should make that again soon. Even lime and orange vinaigrettes have been successful in the castle, adding citrus to the list of tasty salad toppings. I even made a pecan vinaigrette that was super tasty! Continue reading