Saturday, December 26, 2009

The day after Christmas

So, that turkey breast was deeeeeeeelish, y'all! I am so making it at some random time this coming year. The stuffing was way too salty, so Stouffers is out from now on. Even though it was a little better with the Granny Smith and Craisens, no more. LOL. Oh, that pan gravy from the Tyler Florence turkey breast recipe I made was really, really full of flavor. That is one fabulous recipe!!!

It was warm yesterday, we were in shorts and flip flops, but today we woke up to 45 degrees F. WTH?!?! My throat feels a little scratchy and sore, so I'm taking Zicam and drinking warm tea. And... go along with our leftover turkey and veg from yesterday, we are making a veggie soup. Chicken stock, canned whole tomatoes that we will crush up in the soup, green beans, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, and baby corn. (We're going to rinse the corn since it comes from a can and will have too much salt for our liking.) This soup and our leftovers will be a fine dinner tonight, alongside a nice, cold Bud Light. Mmm.

Friday, December 25, 2009

First time on our own

So, this is the first major holiday that John and I have spent on our own. I mean, John spent some holidays on his own as a young man, but in my 29 years, I've never spent a big holiday, especially Christmas, without seeing my family. It is kind of liberating, but just know that I love my family and John's so very much.

On that note, I'm making us a little feast tonight. We're going to have this tasty turkey breast with shallots and carrots - but I'm being naughty... I'm adding in some parsnips! Haha. I'm also only making one breast since there are only 2 of us and that thing still weighs around 2.5 lbs.

I don't feel like making a big ol' pan of Paula Deen's yummy stuffing, so I'm doing cheap Stouffer's turkey stuffing and adding in some green apple and craisens to add more character. I'll also bake up some sweet potatoes and throw down some butter and brown sugar on top.

As the professional drinker that I am, I made us Faux-mosas this morning. Got some yummy Prosecco and mixed it with Strawberry Nectar. Yum-meeeee!!!!

~Meg in the Kitch~

Thanks for the idea and welcome

Originally I wanted to call this blog, What's in the Pot? However, when I went to make my web address, that one had already been taken - go figure. LOL. So, here we have - Meg in the Kitch.

I've been posting links to recipes I grab off of on my FB account for a while now. Then my oldest friend, Caryn, started a blog and posted updates anout her vacay in Colorado. I thought the idea was a great one and so is her blog... and here we are.

So, welcome to my blog, y'all. I've decided to start this up in order to track what I decide to cook, when and why. I put a lot of thought into our weekly meals and I really enjoy getting in the kitchen and cooking up some savory, filling, tasty meals.

I want all y'all to share your recipes, reasons for making certain meals, including the occasion, if there is a special or specific one.

I also want to post about yummy meals and drinks I get from not only restaurants, but also at my friends and families houses. Please share your stories with me.

Again, welcome and I look forward to sharing with you as well as reading your stories as well.

~Meg in the Kitch~