Recipe Round-Up
November 10, 2010

New Pitcher

Recipes I've made lately that you should try:

Hash Browns with Fried Egg and Avocado
As someone who loves breakfast any time of the day, I had to try this one. I've actually made it twice and neither time was for breakfast. Don't let raw potato hash browns scare you...this recipe totally works, and it's delicious. I didn't add the hot sauce (I'm a wimp), but I think a mild salsa or even just a few chopped tomatoes and green onions as a garnish would be perfect (I'll probably try that next time I make it).

Butternut Squash, Kale and Cheddar Bread Pudding
I had a giant butternut squash (five pounds!) sitting on my counter, and when I found this recipe, it sealed the fate of the giant squash. This one takes a little time to get everything ready but it's so worth it. It was really good the same night I made it and, as the recipe states, it really is even better the next day. A couple of notes: I didn't have a day old baguette, so I cut up the one I bought that day and threw it in the oven for a little while to dry it out. This works, but I think the day old one is probably better to work with if you can swing it. As for the kale...I knew my local store didn't have the Tuscan variety called for in the recipe, so I went with the curly variety I've always been able to find. It's a bit sturdier than the spinach that the recipe mentions as a substitute. I think that would probably work too, but the kale I used added a nice bit of green and didn't overpower any of the other flavors in the bread pudding. We still have a few leftovers in the fridge, but I'm already looking for an excuse to make it again.

And on a somewhat related note, I'm now a fan of Campari. I'm not usually big on things with a bitter taste, but I'm really liking the Due Campari cocktail. The combination of everything together (Proseco, lemon juice, Campari) kind of tastes like grapefruit juice, and I kind of like it. It also helps that Trader Joe's currently has a not too bad bottle of Proseco for $5.99. Salute!



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