Chocolate Covered Onions -Yes or No?

From the archives.

Mueller Chocolates

Philadelphia. Reading Terminal Market And yes, they do mail order.

Chocolate Covered Onions- Yes or No?

Baked Mushroom Ravioli in Tomato Sauce

Friday night in winter supper.

Found a tray of a dozen mushroom ravioli in the freezer and a big glass jar of Labriola’s Italian Grocery Marinara Sauce on the pantry shelf. Sprinkled some Parmesan on top when I served up the dishes.

I poured half the sauce in a 10×13 glass baking dish, placed the frozen ravioli in sauce, put about a 1/3 c water in rest of sauce in the jar and whirl around a bit. Poured over the ravioli. Covered with aluminum foil. Baked at 350 for 45 minutes. Perfect.

After being away almost two weeks I definitely need to get to the store with a long list but managed to wait another day to avoid going out in the freezing cold. Will add something green to our menu tomorrow. It was a night of comfort food.

Forgotten Lemon. Two Views

I was away for two weeks with family. Today I found a forgotten lemon on the counter. The ones in the fridge look fine. Perhaps I took it out of the fridge to cut and squeeze the juice but forgot? It’s dehydrated and caved, no rotting smell, I thought about slicing it open but I’d already pitched it after I photographed it before I thought of that.

Already

Holiday Sweaters at the Grocery Store?

Saw this display at the Giant Eagle in the Waterworks. Right near the refrigerator cases of juice and milk. If you were invited to a Holiday (Ugly?) Sweater Party, I guess you could pick one up along with your food.

In the Grocery Store

Sugary Breakfast “Pastry”Pop-Tarts Introduced in 1964

Pop-Tarts. Yes or no?

Since 1964.  They come in a foil sleeve in a box from the grocery shelf.  Steve was given a box of Pop-Tarts (Strawberry) and he put two in the toaster. The hot bubble-gum flavor aroma alerted me that something was up in the kitchen. When they came out, he put them on the plate, and showed me.  I said “Wait, don’t bite it yet. Let me photograph them.”  They are from the same era as Tang, an orange powdered breakfast drink that the astronauts were supposedly consuming.

Sugary is the word. There are 18g of sugar in a serving. Here’s a CBS News article  Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts is a brand of toaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced in 1964. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of thin, rectangular pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster or microwave oven”     Wikipedia 

Strawberry Frosted Pop-Tarts

Cranberries Cooked Sauce or Raw Relish?

This post is from Nov 2011

I’m getting the ingredients tomorrow

Do you like cooked fresh cranberry sauce or raw relish? Or neither? Or both? Or the slices of  Cranberry Jelly from a can?

Here’s the 2011 post

ONCE A YEAR RECIPE/RITUAL

The annual making of the cranberry-orange relish. I don’t make this any other time of year.I’ve heard lots of different renditions of cranberries and everyone has their favorite.  My mother used to use a metal meat grinder and screw it onto a table or chair with a woven potholder to keep the wood from being marred. Her recipe was strictly cranberries and navel orange.  I add a Granny Smith and today a HoneyCrisp as well. I used to have one of those grinders and ground relish with Mark when he was a boy in the same manner as my mother.  My friend J from Omaha gave me her MagiMix French Processor when she got a Cuisinart.  That was more than 25 years ago and it still works. It has a European plug so I have to keep a little extra piece to plug it in.  So two bags of cranberries, washed and drained, two oranges, two apples(peel on) 1 3/4 C sugar.

That is all there is to it. Refreshing and tart and sweet simultaneously.  And thanks to Susan K for the Turkey towels.  Very festive.

Happy Thanksgiving.  I will put the bowl in a cardboard box so it doesn’t spill and drive to dinner at the other Grandma’s.