Thursday, December 23, 2010

Should I or shouldn't I? Recipes.........

I got this recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes in my inbox and had a look at it.  I thought this is something I might actually do.  I normally just cook my potatoes fresh that day.  Have you ever cooked your potatoes ahead of time?  I thought when I pull the turkey out of the oven and let it rest, I could put the potatoes in there to warm through?

Whipped Shortbread

Haven’t made your Christmas shortbread yet?  Here is the easiest shortbread recipe ever.  It can be mixed in a bowl with your beater or done in a food processor.

1 lb butter
½ cup cornstarch/corn flour
1 cup icing sugar
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325*. Beat ingredients until smooth, adding flour 1 cup at a time. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned.

Other options are to roll out the dough and use small cookie cutters or, press into a 9x13 inch pan, prick with a fork and when cool, cut into small rectangles. A crowd pleaser for sure.

Recipe courtesy of the Rosemont Observer...........It's a new local newspaper that is only available through email or at our local store, so no link to a website yet!!!  I am submitting columns to it.

I am still writing columns for the Orangeville Banner and the Eden Valley Messenger as well.

Kim sent me this, thought it was neat:

This is a song I have never heard before and it is lovely.



JohnD said...

Love your shortbread recipe - I'll give it a try while Rhonda's at work!

Denise said...

The shortbread recipe looks great Gill, thanks. Just wanted to pop in and wish you A Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year.

LizBeth said...

Love those simple recipes! . . . . . . They're talking snow tomorrow night. ~Liz

Piece by Piece said...

I tried the make ahead potatoes once, however, not too impressed with the result.
My shortbread is all done, I use a recipe that was given to me by an ex co-worker, it is so good, I have to keep them in the freezer or I would eat them all before Christmas. Yes---I can truthfully say, they do taste good frozen too.
Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Prosperous 2011.

Star said...

Your shortbread looks wonderful. I never make it. I'm lazy about it I think and prefer to buy it. Doesn't look as good though!
The video of the ducks brought tears to my eyes. Poor little things.
Now I'm going to listen to the song.
Merry Christmas Gill.
Blessings from Star

sophie...^5 said...

I so enjoy Allison Krauss and with Yo Yo Ma...perfect add your recipe...mmmm! happy Holidays!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas Gill and all good wishes for the coming year. A x

Shirley said...

I make twiced baked potatoes the day before and then bake them the second time the next day. Works for us! Merry Christmas.

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Its lunchtime here in Melbourne on Christmas Eve and I popped in to say Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year. Hoping all your dreams come true in 2011 and you don't have to spend too much time with a hammer in your hand lol
Not sure I'd like to reheat potatoes but have saved the site address and may give it a go sometime - won't be tommorrow as we are expecting 28c which is great after all the unseasonal cold wet weather we have been having.
Take care

Lori said...

Alison Krause and YoYo Ma---what a great link. Thanks! Happy New Year!