This has been a tough couple of days at school. I’m not feeling 100% yet. The kids are wired – waiting for Thanksgiving break to begin. Luckily I came up with a clever writing assignment in my fever stupor over the weekend. They have not complained about it at all, which is a first, and I am getting some good business letters from them. Double Bonus!!
The local radio station started playing Christmas music 24/7 last Friday. I had the kids write a letter to the general manager of the station stating whether they agree or disagree with the holiday format. It has sparked many good discussions and some very good papers. PLUS! We play the radio station all day! It has been fun! Thank goodness because that is about all I have the energy for right now.
The pecan pie was a hit! It has chocolate chips in it and bourbon. Wow! It was good. I did learn something interesting. You probably already know this, but whiskey and bourbon are the same thing!! I found out that if it is made in Kentucky it is bourbon. All of the other stuff is JUST whiskey. I was confused because I asked Big Bear for the bourbon to make the pie and he brought in the bottle of Maker's whiskey. I told him I needed bourbon and that is when I learned this little tidbit. :o)
The Layered Salad is so good and so easy. Every time I take it somewhere I come home with an empty bowl. Which is a good thing because it isn’t the healthiest due to the real mayonnaise I use.
Spring Mix (the recipe calls for iceberg lettuce but I don’t care for that)
Cauliflower or broccoli (this year I used broccoli – next year I’ll go back to cauliflower I like it better in this salad)
Red onion (you can use green onion)
Frozen green peas
Boiled eggs (I used four)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Bacon (The recipe calls for bacon, but I don’t add it because I don’t eat it.)
1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tblspn. Sugar
Layer in any vegetables you like. The list is what I added this year. I always have more than seven layers. I don’t measure anything. I just eyeball what I think is a good layer depending on the ingredient. (Lighter on the onion and heavier on the red pepper, etc.)
Mix the dressing ingredients and cover the salad. Chill thoroughly before serving.
I hope each and every one of you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.