Cold Weather Comfort Food
Although it took a while for the 2016 record-breaking heat temperatures to break in our area, we were anxious to try some new cold-weather breakfasts. After extensively researching homemade sausage, we sampled our St Francis Cottage sausage recipe with friends, who confirmed it is a “go” on a sandwich, as a side, or as a part of an entrée. The special blend of spices, along with chopped apricots, apples, and a bit of ale give this sausage recipe a pleasant, light flavor.
Thanksgiving with our best-ever neighbors, Wayne and Eileen and their family, was a special treat this year. Eileen prepared a scrumptious, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and sent us home with left-overs for the following day. I made some fresh cranberry-orange sauce and heated the turkey, dressing and gravy while Wallace prepared the waffles and eggs. We transformed Thanksgiving dinner of cranberries, turkey, gravy and dressing into a savory breakfast treat. We plan to offer the same combination on home-made English muffins with hollandaise sauce.
Every winter I crave a baked potato, so after picking up a few organic potatoes, onions and some fresh mushrooms, we converted this old-time favorite into a breakfast entrée by whipping up a spinach parmesan cheese sauce to pour over poached eggs.
My Monday-morning legal meeting at work sets our team off on a busy, productive week. My co-workers have become good food critics, so when I awaken early enough to take in a breakfast sampler, they in return give me their honest opinions. Everyone agreed that a layer of cream cheese would send these blueberry crumble bars over the top.
A Happy and Peaceful New Year to everyone!