Twas the Day after Christmas…

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Ms. Foodie hopes everyone had a gastronomically delightful Holiday! As you can see from the collage, Ms. Foodie worked her usual magic for family and friends.

On the menu: Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Roasted Pork Shoulder with Garlic and Herbs, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Notice the theme of garlic and roasting? It was quite the hit.

Sweet Potato Pie was the dessert of the evening, no garlic or roasting required.

Whatever your day, hope it was joyful and filling!

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Sunday Dinner: Herb-crusted roasted Pork Loin with Simmered Cabbage

Say what you will about Paula Deen’s recent troubles, the woman can throw down. Ms. Foodie pulled her recipe off of the Food Network’s website and coupled it with a Food.com recipe for Simmered Cabbage.

Ms. Foodie served it all over Jasmine Rice, and was quite please about the way this turned out!

Thanksgiving Dinner Recap

It’s been a while since Ms. Foodie posted any good dishes!  I was so geared toward Thanksgiving and prepping all that good food, that the everyday food prep got put on the back burner.  My apologies.

Compliments of my dear sister, who flew in from the artic Midwest to spend Thanksgiving with us in the beautiful and measureably warmer West, I have some mouthwatering pictures of the Thanksgiving dinner spread–and what a spread it was! 

The turkey was obviously the center of attention.  I marinated it in Olive Oil, Rosemary, Ginger, Sea Salt, Ground Pepper and Thyme, then stuffed it full of my specialty kitchen-sink dressing.  The second meat course was a lovely Applewood smoked Ham in a Mandarin Orange and Brown Sugar glaze, and for my non-meat eating friends, Salmon basted in Olive Oil and minced onions.

And those lovelies were accompanied by Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Candied Yams and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Friends brought a host of other sides, including homemade Cranberry Sauce and Vegan Collard Greens.  Then we topped off our evening with a dessert of Peach Cobbler and French Vanilla Ice Cream.

The leftovers were even more stupendous, and the turkey and ham supplied the makings for some wonderful new dishes.  Stay tuned for some delicious recipes for the Holiday Season!