Tuesday, November 15, 2005

So, am I a bad person? A neighbor asked me for my recipe for almond bark recently. Both she and her daughter pestered me for a month for it and I started thinking that they were going to make it and sell it along with the Christmas Wreaths that they make and sell around town.
Everyone tells me how good mine is and I've often thought of doing the whole cottage industry thing and making it for sale in my kitchen, so I don't want to give the recipe away to everyone.

So, I gave them a recipe for almond bark, but it wasn't the one I use! I have neighbor guilt now. I figure if they are good cooks, they'll figure out their own version and I should just leave it at that, for that is what I do.

Monday, November 14, 2005

who needs a deep fat fryer? I don't! I finally got the fried chicken breast recipe pretty well down pat last night.

What I did with boneless chicken breast was to pound them flat like scallopini then soak in egg and dredge in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper garlic and red pepper.

I heated a saute pan until hot and then added an inch of vegetable oil and got it hot but not smoking. I added two breaded breasts at a time and let them cook until golden...I tell you, there is nothing better then fresh hot juicy fried chicken, specially when there is no bone!

Thinking about Thanksgiving recipes this week. We are not hosting this year, so I really don't have to make too much. Perhaps the spiced pumpkin soup though.