If you are serving beef, add 2 cut up turnips or rutabegas in with the potatoes while boiling. Mash or use a ricer. Add warm milk, butter, salt & pepper. Goes great with steak or roasts!
French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Thomas Keller is a genius! Total was about $1000 for the two of us. I would go again in a heart beat!
A recipe that my Great Grandma took to her grave called "Grumpa (sp?) noodla (noodles). The were think hand made potato noodles boiled and then sauteed with onions until slightly crispy and served with sourcream or buttermilk to dip them in. I haven't had them in 40 years but I still remember how great they tasted. I have searched and searched for a recipe but can't find it.
We've got big butts!
Glad to see Casper's on the list but sad to see Pinks in LA. We made a special trip last time we were down in SoCal to get to Pinks. 70 minute drive (because of traffic not distance) and then a 45 minute wait in line. There were 3 of us and we all ordered something different and shared. None of the hot dogs were good or special.
Definately my French Laundry cookbook. Most recipes would take 2 days. My plan is to one day actually cook from it when I have time. I ate at the restaurant once and will again some day but it's so expensive and hard to get into so I'll need my cook book to recreate some of the best food I have ever had...ever!
I've tried Zachary's three times now....not my favorite. Won't go back again.
Lots of great ideas! Here is what we settled on: champagne, cheese and really good bread, shrimp and crab. Picking that up on the way down to Carmel so it will be fresh. Chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!
thanks for all the ideas!
2 of my Mom's cookies, one with no name is layered, flaky dough with a hole in the center filled with jam and sugar glazed, the other we call potato chip cookies because they have a ton of chips in them. sugary and salty...yum!
Has to be ribeye, bone-in.
@maztec...if you live close to Chicago go to Xoco, Rick Bayless' restaurant. They have the Spanish hot chocolate like in Catalan and it is to die for.
It's hard to narrow it down to one food. I saw a few comments that gave me pause, bacon, pork belly, pierogies but I would have to say I would bring a whole roasted pig so then I could have all the yummy pork goodies.
My husband is from St. Louis and swears that provel cheese is the only cheese worthy on a pizza. As a surprise, I had provel shipped from St. Louis...cost was more than $70 but well worth it to see the look on my hubands face as he bit into his Imo's style pizza. Thin, thin, thin crust with provel....
How about salt and pepper? One person wears all white with an "S" and the other all black with a "P".
@ Madelyn-Love that show! I do think Nom Nom is going to win!
@dbcurrie- good idea on interning. I work in corporate america and mentor is a term we use to mean "ask questions, bounce ideas off of, point me in the right direction etc" but I see where my post might come across that way to some people. I'll go the intern route.
Love it. My 3 sons love it. My husband loves it. Sometimes we mix it with cream cheese and serve with toasted party rye bread. Always a big hit with our family!
These are a pajama party night favorite from my childhood and passed on the tradition to my three boys. It's not every day food but treat food so don't read the ingredients or think too much about them. Bake in the ove, bite off tiny corners, blow into one corner and enjoy. We make a dip from mustard, honey and hot sauce. Sounds like a mis-match for pizza rolls but try it!
I've made the Alton Brown orange sherbet recipe that @merstar posted above. It is really good and easy. The family loves it. Try to get sweet oranges.
@MadelynRodriquez: I will eat lots in your name and mine!
@Daniel Zeimans: Thanks for the tip! Since I am in California I just put in an emergency call to my step-daughter who lives in Chicago. She and her husband are scooping up the discount tickets right now.
you use margarine.
In and Out. Not much else in San Ramon, CA.
Mashed potatoes and gravy. Real not the fake box kind. I don't know why this is what I crave...
bubble and squeak ask me again I'll tell you the same. That's what my Mom would say when we were having leftovers for dinner. I have a blog called bubbleandsqueak.blogspot.com where I put out recipes where you get 2 meals from one dish.
Latest favorite is Spaghetti alla Carbonara! Pork and eggs with pasta...what could be better?
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