Always A Nice Starter for a Holiday Dinner . . .

I stock shrimp–buy the 11-15/lb size from Costco, bring ’em home, vacuum seal them in bags of 4 to 6–then freeze them for posterity. They’re easy to prepare with the only caution not to over cook them. Here’s how: thaw the shrimp, set a timer for two minutes, bring a small pot of beer or …

Thanksgiving Dinner

The menu:2 10-12 pound turkeysChicken stock (for gravy, stuffings and carrots) Day ahead gravy (your recipe, my stock)Cranberries with roasted jalapenosTwo stuffingsMashed potatoes (your recipe)Glazed CarrotsBrussels sprouts with bacon lardons or Spicy sproutsPies and Gelatos CHICKEN STOCK If you worked for French or Italian chefs in high-end kitchens, they had you made stocks a couple …

Baked Shrimp Scampi with Feta Cheese  Revision Four

We were long overdue to have a shrimp casserole.  I had a coupleof ideas from school but garlic was on our mind, so it had to be shrimpscampi.  Further, there was some leftover feta cheese from last week,when The Little Woman made her signature tacos.  (Go here to learnall about Feta.) What follows is a …