Thursday, December 21, 2006

Was contacted by a reader yesterday and asked not to blog about something anymore....You can rest assured that I shan't mention the thing that shan't be mentioned anymore.

By the way, probably won't mention anything anymore as this is my last post here. I just don't have the time or the gumption to keep this going.

Thanks and enjoy the holidays!


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I was roped into a recipe chain letter yesterday (at least one reader was recruited by me as well). Send one recipe to the name at the top of the list and resend the letter to 10 people. You shall receive all sorts of recipes back. I've gotten one so far from my 3rd cousin, Eve, who was roped into it by my sister. Eve swears by this recipe which she got from her sister who got it from a caterer.

Shrimp w/garlic and cilantro

2 lg cloves garlic
I sm. onion quartered
1/2 c. cilantro leaves
2 T fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 c.butter (room temp)
1 lb uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp(medium)

Preheat to 400. Chop garlic and onion and cilantro in food processor. Add the rest (except shrimp) until well combined. Arrange shrimp in glass baking dish, in one layer. Spoon mixture over shrimp, pressing down around w/fingers, to cover shrimp.
Bake 15 minutes at 400.
Serves 4 w/rice, or as an hors d'oeuvre, serves 8-12


By the way, we were down at 3Tides last night and those new booths are very spiffy!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My mother sent me the ancient family recipe for Fruitcake. Its never been out of the family until now. This is my Christmas present to you. Sorry for being away for so long.
Best wishes for a safe and glorious Holiday Season!
Follow the directions very carefully and you will have a successful venture.

Holiday Fruitcake Recipe

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 T. lemon juice
2 cups nuts
1 gallon whiskey
1 cup of Ice
Sample the whiskey to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the
whiskey again to be sure that it is of the very highest quality. Pour
1 level cup over the cup of ice and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric
mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still
okay. Cry another cup. Turn off the mixer. Break two legs and add to the
bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fried
druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the whiskey to check for tonsnisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of
salt. Or something.
Who cares. Check the whiskey. Now sift some lemon juice and strain your
nuts. Add a tooble spain of sugar or something. Whatever you can find.
Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don' t forget to
beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out the window. Check the whiskey
Go to bed.
Who likes fitcruke anyway?


Monday, December 18, 2006

Greg and I just had a christmas party conference and decided to change the menu to:

1. Jelly beans

2. Popcorn

3. Toast

Come one, Come all!

Maine Foodie has been logging a lot of air miles lately for his real life job. I spent a lot of time in seven airports over two days just last week. I'm home now and plan to be here until "the wedding" at the end of the month.

We are planning our annual Christmas party, which we haven't had for a few years. My menu is taking shape and this is what I am toying with right now:

1. Carmelized bacon wrapped sea scallops skewered and done on the grill

2. Individual baked bries with either a homemade mango chutney or a spicy pepper jelly

3. a make your own roast chicken sandwich bar

4. shitake mushroom and leek tarts

5. various sweets and cheeses

By the way, in case you didn't notice, 3Tides has new booth spaces.