2018 Cam Davidson Family, in memory of Joe. New Year’s Day Tradition. 8 svgs QED

Bon Appetite

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 C water
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 4-8 oz slab bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 med onion finely chopped
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves , smashed
  • 2 C dry black eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained
  • salt & pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Use saucepan/pot. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add bacon, cook until bacon becomes shiny, 5 min.
  • Add onions, golden & tender, 5 min.
  • add thyme, garlic, soaked peas (drained) and 8 C water.
  • reduce heat to med-low simmer until peas tender, 35-45 min. skim foam from surface during cooking. Discard thyme.
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Tyler Florence recipe. svgs 6-8. Use Ricer. QED!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 LBS Yukon potatoes, cut into quarters if large, peeled or scrubbed.
  • Bay leaf
  • 2 TB salt
  • 2 C whipped cream
  • 3 TB unsalted butter
  • 2 TB chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

  • Boil cut potatoes in pot 2 TB salted water with bay leaf ~ 20 minutes until tender.
  • Drain, remove Bay leaf.
  • Warm cream and butter in sauce pan
  • Rice potatoes into large bowl, add warm cream/butter & season with salt & pepper.
  • top with chopped chives

Rice Pudding

November 28, 2017

Serves 8, 1 hours cook time, 3 hours refrigerate  (if serving chilled)

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1 C Arborio or medium grain rice
  • ½ C sugar
  • 2 TB butter
  • dash salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (or cook with 1 vanilla bean, scrape inside of bean) If use vanilla extract, add after cooked.
  • Optional: ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick

cover & simmer 1 hour, stir occasionally.

ADDITIONS:

top with ground cinnamon

serve with raspberry coulis (strain seeds)

*** One blanched almond ****  the one who gets almond is next to be married or….

 

serves 6-10. Bake 400° 40 min.

Cook Potatoes

  • 4 LBs yukon gold, boil 20 minutes, drain, cool & peel. Press in ricer.

Add ingredients

  • 2 pkgs herb garlic Boursin
  • 4Tb butter
  • ¹⁄³ C  chopped chives
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1¾ C buttermilk – stir in until smooth & fluffy

Bake 40 minutes in 400°

  • Spoon into greased baking dish. Top with 2 TBs butter. Cover with foil. Bake 30 min.
  • Remove foil, bake 10 min more.

Cranberry Sauce Bourbon

December 27, 2016

Serves 8-10

  • 2  12oz packages cranberries
  • ²⁄³ C white sugar and 1¹⁄³ C brown sugar  OR >1 C Turbino
  • ¾ C orange juice
  • zest of orange
  • ¾ C water
  • 1-3 TB bourbon

Cook all ingredients  med-hi  15-20 min. Remove from heat & cool.

OR

serves 4-6

  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 1 ½C sugar
  • 1 apple peeled, cored & chopped
  • 1 C water
  • zest & juice 1 orange
  • zest & juice 1 lemon
  • optional: add 2 TB bourbon

Tuscan Kale Salad

December 2, 2016

QED delicious, sweeter kale salad. Serves 4-6

  • One bunch Tuscan Kale, remove from stem.
  • One pomegranate – seeds
  • ¼ C raisins or cranberries
  • ¼ C sliced almonds
  • 1 oz shaved romano/Asiago cheese

Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T white wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T oil

Glögg

December 31, 2015

From Nordstjernan

  • Half cup (4 oz) vodka or whiskey or brandy
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom kernels
  • 1 orange peel
  • Mix vodka & spices in covered jar in refrigerator overnight, filter. Then add to wine and sugar, heat.
  • 1 bottle wine (burgundy/cab sav/merlot)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar)

VERSION 2.0 another version (change spices – like when making aquavit)

  • 4 oz vodka (or whiskey or cognac)
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 cloves
  • 1 piece ginger (peeled)
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom pods
  • 1 piece orange peel

Mix vodka & spices in covered jar in refrigerator overnight, filter with coffee filter. Then add to wine and  1 C sugar and 1 tsp vanilla sugar, heat.

SERVE WITH

  • blanched almond slivers
  • raisins