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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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!


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  2. Winter season is the most favorite of mine as well. because you can have heavy meals and even spicy as well. I liked the recipe you had in breakfast.

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