New year. New me.
I know. What a cliche’. How many times have we made New Year’s resolutions that we failed to sustain? Too many to count, for me. However, I wanted to share a few goals I have for 2018. Hopefully, this will motivate you, while holding myself accountable.
Would you believe that I had never tried eggs benedict, before I was in my thirties? I’m ashamed to admit that I misjudged its delightfulness. While the origin of “eggs benedict” is somewhat disputed, I can share how this dish became an annual tradition at The House on High Street.
So, you’re hosting Thanksgiving, this year? Congratulations! Or, shall we say, Good Luck? Last year was our first Thanksgiving at The House on High Street. I remember feeling excited and nervous. Thankfully, it was a success. I think the best advice I can give you is to plan ahead and pace yourself. I actually created my own Thanksgiving Countdown! So, here are some tips for you in preparing for one of the greatest holidays, ever. Have fun!
When I was a kid, mom made her Thanksgiving stuffing with liver. To this day, I cannot stomach liver. I’ve always loved the flavor of stuffing with Thanksgiving turkey and gravy. But, I remember the frustration of picking out the liver before getting to the good parts. Years later, as a young adult, I came across a variation that would not only change my preference for stuffing, but my mom’s long-standing, family recipe, as well! Stuffing with SAUSAGE!
This is the best time of year to make soups, stews, and hot casseroles. I especially love how you can throw a lot of these hot dishes into a crock pot and completely forget about it, until dinner time! Beef stew is one of my favorites. So, I decided to create a simple yet delicious recipe, from scratch.
Friends, I am thrilled to share this extraordinary recipe that was graciously given to me, by very dear friends. It’s a knock-your-socks-off crowd pleaser. Very easy to make. And, it goes a long way! Aside from my visit to New Orleans, about fifteen years ago, I had never eaten chicken & sausage gumbo like this. Thank you, Ellen & Bruce!