Jan 182014

Grandkids love to help with meals.  These rolls are easy to make, cute and delicious.  Although we made these birds for our Thanksgiving meal, they taste too good to wait until November to eat again.

Crescent Roll Baker 1

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray the muffin tin cups with butter-flavored cooking spray.  Drape unrolled crescent rolls over each muffin cup.  Make sure the dough drapes down into the cup and both the triangular tip and the wide end lay flat on top of the cups.  With scissors, cut the wide end of each triangle into feathers.  Eyes can be added in pointed end with toothpick.  Bake, following the crescent roll can directions.

Crescent Roll Birds 1Crescent Roll bird









What would a turkey say when the rolls are ready to eat? “Gobble me!” What else?

Dec 062013

There are many ways to cook a Thanksgiving dinner, but I couldn’t believe anyone ever tried a dishwasher!cooking in a dishwasher

This 1970’s picture shows a large salmon with vegetables, wrapped in tin foil and cooked in their dishwasher.  The story is here. Cooking in a car b que cooking in a bbq cooker

Or, how about lasagna in your dishwasher.  Set the dishwasher to normal cycle and select ‘heated dry’ and ‘sanitize’ settings for maximum heat.

To clean your dishes at the same time, place food in airtight sealed jars.  Select regular dishwashing cycles and add the detergent.  Now that’s taking multi-tasking to another level!

Hungry road travelers can eat tasty manifold grilled meals that are called Car-B-Que. This is really what I would call fast food for road kill.

Did you know that hot dog cookers are also available for snowmobiles that strap to your exhaust?  The story didn’t say where the Ketchup and pickles are stored.

Our thanksgiving turkey was smoked over mesquite to a golden crispness in this elite barbeque rotisserie smoker oven.

The HolySmoke Barbeque company made all these hams and turkeys for Thanksgiving.  The smoked flavor was amazing.

If your mouth is watering now, their facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/HolysmokeBarbeque    How was your Thanksgiving dinner cooked?

Aug 232013

Anniversary celebrations with my best friend and husband of 50+ years, become more special as the years go by.
Flaming Cinnamon Drink finished La Caille Flaming Drink Flaming Cinnamon Drink Flaming Drink Flaming Drink Taste Test What better way to make it memorable, than on this patio of a beautiful French restaurant.

The La Caille is in a fantasy garden setting located in Sandy, Utah.  There are graceful swans and peacocks roaming through the floral gardens.

After dinner, we ordered a rather spectacular cocktail.

To make this special drink, you need one very brave drink mixer with a winning smile!

He coated the glass with liquid sugar and added a shot of brandy.

With a flourish, he generously coated the sugared glass with freshly grated cinnamon.

The glass with cinnamon and brandy became quite flammable, luckily his sleeve wasn’t.

Please do not attempt this trick at home or anywhere else, for that matter.

While the glass was still flaming, he added some other liquors to the mixture.

After looking greatly relieved to complete this drink, he now had to repeat this amazing feat again for the second drink.

How were our drinks and dinner?  The meal tasted fantastic and the staff made it even more memorable.

Not surprisingly, we’ve never found anyone that will attempt to replicate this special drink for us again.

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do in life, it’s who you have beside you that counts.

Happy anniversary my love, we know the best is yet to come.

Please share a comment about your most memorable dinner or anniversary experience, I’m looking forward to hearing about yours too.

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