There’s no question that pancakes will be on the menu on holiday weekend mornings around here, so I dreamed up a few extra-special recipes.
But, you’ll be happy to know that at least I’ve been keeping busy with my personal chef work, so I have that going for me.
A brief recap:
- I “dry-brined” the turkey this year after reading a post on the Epicurious blog by Rick Rodgers, a turkey-day expert. I added some spices and a good smear of lemon-garlic butter before putting on the Weber to roast. I thought it was disappointingly dry. I’m not sure if it’s the method or simply that free range turkeys are just a bit, well, chewy. Remind me to try a different bird next year.
- I was inspired to make big, fat cookies after looking at my friend Anna’s blog, Cookie Madness. More on that later.
- I’ve been digesting the heated discussion about the Bon Appetit magazine redesign. I personally like the new look. Change is a good thing.
We should all be like Martha, who not only has her own blog these days, but hires people to write it for her.