Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekend Report...

Every year our local county paper will print local holiday recipes. I just thought I would share some of the names that these recipes are so eagerly called.

Everyone has a recipe...but it has to work for one thing and it must have a decent title for the other thing.

Let me put in my two cents...

Christmas Champagne Punch: nothing wrong with that
Warm and Spicy Autumn Punch: Okay
Holiday Cranberry Sangria: interesting
Santa's Suit Punch: ??
Apple Cider Punch: traditional
Egg Nog Simplicity: yuck, I hate egg nog!
Malt-Peppermint Chocolate Shake: I'd have to think about that
Autumn Fruit Mocktail: ??

OK, enough of the drinks...let's move on to bread.

Praline-Apple Bread: ??
Walnut-Swiss Cheese Focaccia: gross
Pina Colada Bread: has possibilities
Spinach-Parmesan Loaves: ??
Holiday Healthy Pumpkin Pomegranate Muffins: try saying that fast three times
Pumpkin-Filled Crescent Rolls: why mess up good crescent rolls
Holiday Pumpkin Bread: traditional
Banana Nut Bread: my favorite

Ok, let's move on to salads.

Deluxe Layered Taco Salad: simple enough
Cherry-Pecan Tossed Salad: Okay
Spinach Salad: simple enough
Artichoke Salad: standard
Festive Potato Salad: Okay
Crunchy Cauliflower Salad: duh
Deviled Egg Salad: yummy
Pistachio Pudding Salad: some of that there fancy stuff
Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad: sounds like a smoothie
Harvest Moon Salad: whatever

All right, let's move on to veggies.

Tabouleh: ??
Potluck Lima Bean Bake: yup i'm a cheap date
Stuffed Vidalia Onions: who don't like these?
Artichokes Pembroke: ??
Fall Pumpkin and Rice Pudding: wrong category guys
Pasta With Peas: i can cook woo-hoo!
Broccoli-Spinach Casserole: green goop and green poop

Let's get to some meat.

Christmas Turkey with Herbs and Citrus: traditional
Mimi's Chicken Cordon Bleu: Okay
Pomegranate Honey Roasted Game Hens: yuck
Walnut Crusted Chicken with Pumpkin Sauce: say what?
Hawaiian Chicken: that's simple enough
Chicken with Champagne Sauce: f-a-n-c-y

Oven Barbecued Spareribs: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

You don't BARBECUE in the OVEN, you BARBECUE SAUCE in the OVEN. Jeez come on people! You don't BARBECUE in a slow cooker, you BARBECUE SAUCE in a slow cooker.

It should read: Oven Cooked Spareribs with Barbecue Sauce.

How hard is that?

If you're going to cook or publish recipes at least get your method right and your title right.



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