Jon Stewart because he is a handsome, progressive and Jewish. Roast chicken, asparagus, green salad and something homey for dessert like a fruit crumble. Graham Norton (BBC) although I think he just drinks and i'd be afraid to be the butt of one of his jokes. He is funny, though.
That's some bad proofing I did - pasta salad and I'm not keen on anything with a mayo base.
I grow herbs - lemon blam, basil, rosemary, thyme. I belong to a CSA so I leave the veggies up to them.
Homemade but I wish I could get the corn muffins from my childhood. They were round and about a 1/2 " thick and purchased at the Star Market in Newtonville. Toasted and buttered, they were perfection.
Something creamy like creme brulee or flan.
I'd add Devon Avenue in Chicago.
Something like a big batch of couscous with chicken on Sunday night that then can be reheated for lunch for at least several days midweek.
Yes, I've cooked a chicken with the bag of guts still inside. But that was long ago. Currently, I'm roasting chickens using a recipe from Jamie Cooks - stick a lemon inside it and surround it with roasted potatos and rosemary. Delicious!
Carbs and chocolate.
I taught myself from cookbooks but when I make chocolate chip cookies or brisket, I am definately channeling my grandmother!
I feel like a bore but it's the toll house chocolate chip cookies from the recipe on the back of the package. Good every time.
A little piece of chocolate after dinner (Vosages, preferably) or some hot cocoa in the midafternoon.
Whole wheat bread and brown rice.
Couscous with chicken and root vegetables or salmon baked with a splash of peach salsa. .
Roasted sweet potatos and yellow squash casserole.
Chicken couscous w/ carrots, turnips, peas and some harissa to splash on top.
I find Marth'a recipes to be very very reliable. Well-tested and practically foolproof. Some favorites are a 'light' beef stew, a spring chicken ragout with lemony noodles, and pecan-orange granola. The latter is a favorite and we give jars of it away during the holidays.
I keep kosher now, but when I didn't - bacon wrapped dates at a tapas bar.
Should I win a copy, I have the perfect friend to gift the book to.
Is that even a question? DARK.
My husband makes sweet potato pie and I make an apple cranberry pudding from Maida Heatter's Classic American Desserts. Sometimes we make turkey shaped sugar cookies and the kids decorate them. I am also thinking of Dorrie Greenspan's all-in-one cake with pumpkin and apples and maple sugar icing.
We definately need something chocolate-y though and the jury's out on what it will be. anyone have a suggestion?
Pad thai with tofu. Or maybe pad see yu with those thick rice noodles that are just a little bit crispy-chewy.
I'm living in the south so I don't have much change of making maple snow, but someday I'll try it.
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