Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An idea for the hard-to-shop-for

Know someone who eats? Who can sort of cook? On whom you want to spend roughly $20? I’m telling you, I can’t say enough about Cook’s Country magazine. I’ve written about them before, but we had a dinner so sublime on Sunday that I am moved to mention them again.

  • Baked sweet potato fries – we’ve been perfecting these for years. Our new top secret tip is to microwave the whole tators for a few minutes before slicing. Makes a big difference.
  • Cole slaw – made the Cook’s Country Memphis style ones. Got a little kick to them, with the chili sauce and mustard. Yum. I used red and green cabbage for a very attractive end product.
  • Cola-barbequed ribs – Cook’s Country again. Best ribs I’ve ever had. Finally just the right amount of falling off the bone. Tasty.

We could open a restaurant with just those three items, if we wanted to be completely insane in this economy.


arlopop said...

Just had our daughter evaluated this afternoon. More testing to come but apraxia appears to be the the leading contender for her problems. Just thought I would let you know and thank you for the early help.

Bluestem said...

I emailed you from a different account. Hope it didn't go into your spam, as many of mine have been lately. Guess I have to stop sending out all those drug and sex ads.