Sunday, November 18, 2012

A little hiatus revoked....

So, it's been a few weeks. It's not that I haven't been trying new recipes, I just haven't had time to blog about them! And while I'm really focussing on bread, no one wants to read about my kneading process, and learning about starters, and figuring out how to make a whole wheat roll my husband will eat. Other than maybe my mom, who hears about it in person anyway.

But this Sunday morning sees my hubby in Chicago at some big fancy work conference, and I'm going to mom's for lunch. Sunday Lunch Southern Style is a big fancy ordeal, with lots of I'm being adventurous and trying something new that I would probably end up eating all by myself at home.

And while we're being adventurous, might as well try two recipes, no?

Cranberry Pom Relish and Homemade Graham Crackers.

The relish was super simple to make and the recipe was spot on - no variations, nothing. It's tasty, looks really fancy, and is full of things that ward off the flu.

The crackers were another story. It said to mix everything in the food blender just laughed when I filled it with flour and butter and turned it on. So, I kneaded it by hand....and since I was short on time, froze it for 30 minutes. I cut out little stars, instead of hearts...because Thanksgiving Stars are a real thing. And I didn't have graham flour, so I used whole wheat as suggested. They are lacking a bit in that kid-rememberance grahamy flavor, but they are good nonetheless and will make a great compliment to the relish.

All in all, happy repeats will be had, methinks. What have you been up to in the kitchen?

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