I didn’t mind the blueberries all that much as the bread itself was completely soft and moist.
The recipe had a suggestion to serve with cream cheese, but that is an extravagance I refused to pay for. Sorry to all the shower goers if you wanted this.
One thing I think I really need to invest in is a wire cooling rack. Every time I make cookies, cakes, and even this recipe, I'm told to cool on a wire rack. Which makes sense, but I don't have one. There's one on our registry though so wink wink friends!
I could not find Mojo sauce at my store and it was too late to order online, so I used this recipe to make it by hand. Super easy. Overnight marinade. And then 8 hours in the crock pot with the same ingredients as the marinade.
I attempted to make the mojito sauce, but I didn’t exactly follow the recipe like I should have and the outcome didn’t really work as I expect it should have. We basically had an onion relish rather than a sauce. Still added some to the pork, but I’m sure the actual sauce would have been better. In the pictures in the book, it was displayed like tacos, so that’s what I did. And they were delicious. This is the first time in awhile that I’ll actually eat the leftovers. Thank goodness.
I'm really bad at taking pictures sometimes, so below you'll find the one from the cookbook to compare to the one above that I took myself.
These recipes were paired with Passengers
I didn’t do the whole, smooth into irregular shapes thing, because I feel like my cookies always come out in irregular shapes and didn’t want to do that extra step just for looks. They baked the same regardless I’m sure and the shape wouldn’t affect the taste! I’d recommend these cookies if you’re looking for something slightly different. They were soft, yet had a cake consistency that was delicious.
I just mixed all the ingredients and poured it over the beef. I let it bake for two hours and it actually came out perfect (well, maybe a little more done than it needed to be, but still tasted good). This was super simple, as long as you have the time to let it bake for a couple hours, you’re golden with this recipe.
It looked and smelled even more delicious after I baked it in the over. For the picnic though, I had to reheat it in a crock pot. Though it still tasted not bad, I’m sure it would have been heavenly right out of the oven. As for the recipe, it wasn’t difficult to make and I love that there were mushrooms. While I was sauteing the mushrooms and onions, it smelled to aromatic. Thank goodness I had already eaten dinner that night.
That’s it! I loved making it for this reason. And when I topped my salad with it, it was amazing. This is probably going to be my favorite recipe out there when it comes to dressings. You all should definitely try this one.
I think I literally whipped the cream for twenty minutes before it started to form peaks. Maybe I have a bad mixer, or perhaps this is just true in nature for meringue. Needless to say, I didn’t have fun making this one. I did however have fun eating it. It tasted so great and I’m just glad that the meringue on top turned out ok and caramelized perfectly in the oven. I don’t think I’ll make this again unless I can find pre-made meringue somewhere.
I'm going to try to go in order from now on, just to make it slightly easier to keep track of. Next up on my list is: Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, Southern BBQ Chicken, Down Home Hush Puppies, Catfish Spread, and Lemonade Icebox Pie. We will see how many I get done, but it's nice to dream right? Stick around!
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.