"SHITTERYNE" (pronounced SHIT- ER-EYEN) - To cook without a recipe and yes it's okay to say SHIT in the Yiddish language. Add a little of this, a little of that, a little of something else, without measuring. That does not in any way mean that your cooking is SHITTY it just means that you are in a culinary class on it's own. To make a recipe without precise measurements means that you are more than a CHEF it means that you are a SUPERIOR COOK OF THE WORLD.
Ketchup, Dill Pickle and All Dressed Chips
Lipton Vegetable Soup
Telma - Chicken Soup Powder
Mushroom Soup mix
Coleslaw Salad Dressing
VH Honey Garlic Sauce
Kraft Poppyseed Dressing
Neal Brother's Mango Poppyseed Dressing
Areo, Coffee Crisp & Smarties???? Yes...Smarties !
G-d Bless America and the Shipping and Handling costs associated with bringing in these goods online from us Canucks.
So we began our Iron Chef Hamptons journey with a series of cooking lessons. I was taught how to make "no knead" bread in a few simple steps and my niece was taught how to make Apple Strudel, Chicken Soup, Homemade Egg Noodles and Matzo Balls. Instructional videos available upon request.
My days were filled with anticipation as Thanksgiving approached. I was not experienced in celebrating this holiday over the border. It is held on the 4th Thursday in November in the United States and commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims. Any excuse to have a feast is fine by me. My niece on the other hand (Born in Canada but an American Immigrant) looks at this holiday as a time to showcase her culinary skills. Each year we receive pictures of her Thanksgiving Turkey. It is truly the most beautiful bird I have ever seen. Her tablescape is always magnificent. Her side dishes adorn the main featherless attraction and her goal is to make it the best Thanksgiving meal EVER. Our invitation to participate was extended in the Summer when we were visiting her for the first time in her new home. "YOU MUST COME FOR THANKSGIVING, I HAVE TO MAKE YOU A TURKEY", she said excitedly! So we booked the Turkey Run back to the Hamptons and counted the days until November 25th.
I title this grouping of pictures: A Rockwell Thanksgiving - Turkeys with Turkey
Hamptons Style Turkey
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sausage Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Tablescape by Little Miss Party Planner
Napkins folded by your truly (another video is availabe upon request for this too)
A THANKSGIVING POEM
Twas the night of Thanksgiving
It was time for some living
The Table was set
With a meal we could not forget
We changed our clothes
For the opportunity to pose
When candles were lit
We were told where to sit
We all had to wait
While Grandpa Stu licked his plate
Once the dishes were done
There was a football game to be won.
We lit the fire and together sat back
Waiting for the gas pains to attack
When there were none to be had
We were all really glad
With leftovers galore
and family out the door....
our hostess naturally hit the floor.
Please stay tuned for Part Four.