Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers. Don't stuff yourselves too much on the turkey today. I saw President Obama pardoning one turkey yesterday, I had forgotten they did that. Funny. Apparently it is now being shipped to a zoo or something. Lucky bird. A friend who was born in the States was wondering how many turkeys had applied for witness protection. We won't be eating turkey today unfortunately, I do so enjoy it, but we will be going to the My Thai for lunch as I mentioned and finishing the day with hot pot for supper. That was very good last night I am pleased to say. Today is also the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade which is mostly giant balloons. Not my favourite parade, but kids love it. I heard one little guy on TV say he was looking forward to seeing Spiderman. Our local Santa Parade took place on November 14. I have never seen it. Even when I worked at a funeral home which was right on the route, I never watched either the Santa or the Oktoberfest Parade. Being a part timer, if I was there at all, it was because there was work for me to do, so I never had time. I could actually still go there and watch even though I don't work there any more, however, I don't bother. Neither of us much like doing things when there are crowds of people. There are lots of places to get tips for cooking turkeys today including Good Morning America. The morning's funny was apparently someone asked how to get a cat out of the turkey cavity!!! Can't imagine it can you? I used to really enjoy Thanksgiving in the States, they do make such a big thing of it. Plus we had lots and lots of friends to share it with. see more Lolcats and funny pictures Just thought a Lolcat picture would be good this morning. To get away from Thanksgiving recipes, I thought this one from the Crisco newsletter sounded pretty good. Onion Cheese Pie Makes: 8 servings CRUST 1 recipe Classic Crisco® Pie Crust (or any other bought pastry crust) FILLING 1 tbsp (15mL) Crisco Canola or Vegetable Oil 4 cups (1L) thinly sliced onions (approx. 2 large onions) 8 oz/2 ½ cups (250g/625mL) white cheddar cheese 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp (5mL) salt 1. Crust: prepare Single Classic Crisco Pie Crust as per package directions. 2. Filling: Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. 3. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). 4. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9” (23cm) pie plate, leaving a ¾” (2cm) overhang. Fold edge under. Flute dough as desired. 5. Spread alternate layers of cheese and onions in uncooked pie shell starting and ending with the cheese. 6. Combine eggs, salt & pepper in a small bowl. Gently pour over the top. 7. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes or until filling is firm. TIPS: • Pies are not just for dessert. Here is a delicious savory pie. Serve it for brunch, lunch or dinner with a salad. • Onions can be cooked up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated until ready to use. • Serve with soup or salad. Have a great day.