I’ll Take Words That Begin With The Letter B, Alex

Before I begin, I beg you to bear with me.  After a lifetime of expressing my thoughts on paper, blogging is a whole new ballgame.  Take those “blue letters,” for instance (or burgundy on my blog) that link you to other websites with the click of a button.  I’m so behind the times it took me until now to figure out “how to!”  Better late than never…

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.  The minute I saw this recipe on Belle of the Kitchen, I knew it was only a matter of time before I broke down and tried it.  As I mentioned before, my Blogroll buddies offer a bounty of ideas and their beautiful food photography will inspire you to cook, take pictures, and EAT (or at least that’s the routine at our abode since I began blogging.)

By the way, my Bourbon Sauce turned out “brighter yellow” than Belle’s (blame it on farm fresh eggs), but the flavor was mind-blowing!

Next up… my rendition of “Balsamic Reduction For The Well Read,” courtesy of Isabelle At Home.  I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.  (As in, Cecil B. DeMille…)

This balsamic beauty ended up on one of my “Blue Plate Specials” drizzled over pork tenderloin medallions and served with a crisp Romaine salad, warm-from-the-oven French bread, and Pass The Potatoes, Please, which I also posted on Tasty Kitchen.  (You may have to log on to TK after you click on the link, but it’s worth going through the “sign in” process to have access to the thousands of recipes posted on Ree Drummond’s off-shoot website.)  Be prepared for a recipe extravaganza!

The term Blue Plate Special reminded me of my first job “back in the day,” when I worked at The Blue Goose.  It was a small diner (by some other name), but because the building was painted bright blue, the nickname stuck.  Between flipping burgers and busing tables, I learned a thing or two about making coleslaw, too.  Basically, it’s a balance of sweet and tart — just like life.

The Best Coleslaw Dressing

Marshmallow Creme

Miracle Whip

White vinegar

NOTE:  Before your skepticism gets the best of you, bear in mind that I would never put my beloved readers in jeopardy by posting a bogus recipe.  Believe me, I cook from scratch 99% of the time and I’ve tried every coleslaw recipe under the sun using mayonnaise, heavy cream, half & half, you name it.  But when I make a batch of this, my hubby eats it for breakfast!  Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and all that…

Measure equal parts of marshmallow creme and Miracle Whip into a bowl or big measuring cup.  (I use 1/2 cup of each in a 2 cup glass measuring cup.)  Blend together with a fork.  (Use an electric mixer if you want.)  Thin to desired consistency (and tartness) with vinegar.  Pour over 1 bag of shredded cabbage in a large bowl; toss to coat.  Refrigerate until serving.  (It becomes “juicier” as it chills.) 

Best regards to you and Alex Trebek,


2 thoughts on “I’ll Take Words That Begin With The Letter B, Alex

  1. Kim, you got me with the bread pudding girl. That looks wonderful in every way, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I can only write what I know, and I plan to keep it coming. You keep those recipes coming.

    • Thanks, Tamika! You got me when you asked (in your blog): “What has you full of joy today?”
      That, and wondering “how to express frequent laughter” while you’re writing :) — lol — :0) (I have the same dilemma!)
      I’m looking forward to reading your poured out journey! Keep up the excellent writing!
      ~ Kim

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