Sunday, November 20, 2005

Grass? Huh?

I gathered up the recipes from this past week and we made 11 new ones. Highlights for us were the Caramel Cashew Cookies, Cream Cheese Swirl Blondies and Hash Brown Casserole. Recipe list on the left has been updated!

It took me quite awhile last night to figure out the menu for this week - trying to keep it somewhat varied with Thanksgiving coming up. One of the recipes includes a new-to-us herb called Lemongrass. Can't wait!

We liked the movie last night, but I thought Mr. Wonka was... I don't know - a little creepy? I'm glad I had seen the original as I'm not sure I could of followed it otherwise. Funny though! For tonight's selection, Netflix sent us The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

With Thanksgiving upon us, this week will be pretty busy! Even though it is just two here, I still try to make a large selection of food. It may not be totally traditional - but we do include some of the normal things and you have to make enough for the best part... leftovers! I also have plans for more uses of cranberries - stay tuned!


  1. Lemongrass--yum! I've only used it in one recipe--Tom Kha Gai Soup (heavenly). I look forward to seeing what you create!

    Happy Thanksgiving to the two of you!

  2. Can't wait to see what you are whipping up for TG. We will only have 3 this year so we are making our favorites only.

  3. There is something I haven't tried yet, Lemongrass! I am curious to see what you are going to make, and I bet it is going to be good!
    I like Thanksgiving, especially because of the Turkey! yum! (and this is a holiday we don't have in Brazil...)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jeff, Joe!

  4. Lemongrass is really delish! I'm excited to see how you end up using it and what you think of it.

    And Happy Thanksgiving! Can't wait to hear about your cranberry uses.

  5. Matt loves lemongrass. Of course, he also loves Thai cuisine, so it makes sense!

  6. Joe, I find lemongrass such a versatile and wonderful herb. Back home in Brazil we use the leaves for tea. When i last visited my family I showed them the bulb as well.Hope you enjoy the new experience.Happy Thanks giving.

  7. JJ - I'll be using it tomorrow night! Happy T-Day!

    Punky - Waiting to see what your favorites are!

    Ana - I hope it is good! Do you do a traditional dinner or something different? Thanks, Happy T-Day to you too!

    Lady Amalthea - Thanks! You too!

    Stephanie - I need to find more Thai recipes, we have tried a couple but always on the look out!

    Valentina - Thanks! Mine didn't come with leaves, but the tea sounds wonderful!

  8. Joe... this cookbook might be of use to you!

  9. we uses it a lot over here in malaysia, mostly in cooking curry.

  10. Stephanie, you rock! Thanks - that book looks great *sneaks it on the wishlist*

    Rokh - good info! I'll have to look more into that!