Tag Archives: holiday meals

Garlic Goodness

garlic from eatingwell.com
One word: Garlic. I use garlic in so many things when I cook. Tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, stir-fried veggies; they all taste so much better when I add a little (but usually a lot more than a little) garlic.
For the amount of garlic I use when I cook it’s surprising that I don’t own a garlic press. Chopping garlic the old fashion way, mincing and slicing on my wooden cutting board, works pretty well. I still get the same delicious flavor, it just takes a little longer and leaves my fingers smelling like garlic for a couple days, …


Thanksgiving! All the Work!

By now I am trying to juggle work and all that goes into making one holiday meal.  It doesn’t matter how many people you have for the holiday dinner, it is the same amount of work to make it happen. With the way I buy, I could feed a few more people at my holiday table without any trouble but my dining room is quite small to accommodate a huge gathering.
Already I am exhausted!  I have my route where I go to pick up specific things.  Yesterday my travels took me to 3 food stores and one liquor store.  I …