I am on the look out for a butcher in the Lawrence/Trenton NJ area. If anyone has one that has reasonable prices and good quality meats please let me know.
I have been working on a project as an editor for the ChefMoz dining guide that is part of the Mozilla Directory project. ChefMoz is a web site for restaurant reviews, from volunteers.
I am starting to use it for planing nights out with my wife to find new places to eat and try. I am also using it to plan where I want to eat on our next vacation to the Keys.
So when you go out and eat, how about taking the time to then write a review for the restaurant. If the restaurant isn’t listed click on the “add restaurant” link on the upper right menu and fill out the form as best you can and then leave a review and the editor for the area will ok it and post it.
So please check out ChefMoz.org and help us out getting more restaurans and more reviews and help spread the word about ChefMoz dining guide.
One of the things I want to get to use in my cooking is a new chefs knife. I have been using a set of Global knives to try them out and see how they feel in my hand. The one I like right now is a Global G-4
The other tool I want to get is an.
I am sure there are other things I want to add to my kitchen arsenal, but those are the ones at the top of the list.
On Saturday Carolyn and I worked on organizing the kitchen a bit. We also decided to convert the junk closet in the laundry room to the pantry and get all the canned and dry goods out of the kitchen cabinets and moved to the new pantry. I still have to clean out the big pot cabinet and get it reorganized so I can find things in my kitchen when I am cooking.
I have also added a recipe section on the site so you can see my recent cooking projects. You can find it here.
Today we wandered over to the ShopeRite in the Mercer Mall. It was big and clean and the prices seemed to be better, but it was to crowded and the parking lot was a mess. I like the store and the prices but…
We are going over to the ShopRite on the Pennington Circle to see if it’s as nice a store as the one in the Mercer Mall.
If you live in the Lawrenceville, NJ area where do you shop for groceries?
I sure wish there was a Trader Joes close to the Lawrence area…I love to shop there.
The big gift this year went to my wife Carolyn. I gave her a romantic getaway vacation to the Florida Keys for both of us. We still have to pick where we are going to stay but I have booked the air fair and car rental. We will be going sometime in May. I know I am looking forward to just sitting by the ocean or pool relaxing for a week with a few day trips to Key West and other sites in the Keys.
The family started showing up promptly at 4:30 and dinner was served around 5:30. All the food was great and we all had a great time enjoying each others company. Things started breaking up around 8:30 – 9:00.
Hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to the new year.
Okay,so here’s the recipe.
Refrigerator Rolls (yes, they have a name.)
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 tsp salt
2 packets yeast
1 cup boiling water
1 cup lukewarm water
2 beaten eggs
approx 6 cups flour
Combine sugar, shortening, and salt and over this pour the boiling water. As it is cooling, add the yeast to the lukewarm water in a separate container. When the first mixture is cool, add two beaten eggs. Cream with mixer. Add the yeast and slowly add the flour, stirring as you go.
When dough is pliable but not sticky, form into a roughly shaped ball in the bowl, cover the bowl and let it rise in the frig for at least two hours. The dough will keep for a week if a little bit of oil or Pam is sprayed on the surface to prevent it from drying out.
Roll the dough out into your favorite style. Clover leaf and parker house is particularly nice, but do what you want. If you are doing parker house style, roll the dough out to 1/4 th inch thickness. Cut with a round shape: I use a drinking glass, Grandma uses coffee mugs. Add a pat of butter to the circle, fold in half. Press the edges down firmly. This methods makes 3 dozen, approx.
Let the dough rise for 2 1/2to 3 hours, covered and in a warm place, before baking.
Ovens and cooking times vary. Grandma bakes hers at 425 degrees for 15 to twenty minutes. I bake at 250 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes, plus I have a pizza stone in the oven to block the direct heat. Start low, watch the first batch closely until you find the prefect temperature for your oven.
If you are making this for little children you can hold off on the hot pepper.
Another variant is to use slices of Italian Bread From Peoples Italian Bakery in the Burg and spoon little amounts onto the slices and eat it slowly and savor it…
My grandmother used to make this for us grandkids when we stayed over. She also used to send this sandwich with Henry and Tim for lunch at school. But that’s another story…
If you ever stop over my house bring some peppers and bread and I will make some up for ya…
Call first we may need eggs.