Dec 16, 2010

Perfect Alignment

Every November, Barney and I get to witness a phenomenon that never fails to amaze us!
But then I suppose you could say we are easily entertained.
Years ago we bought an Edward Hopper print at a museum store simply because we liked it. We hung it in our bedroom because the wall color in the photo seemed a similar color. Actually, when we hung it, it was the exact color, and fit there very nicely. We often discussed what was really going on in the painting, who was saying what to the other, and what the artist was trying to portray. One sunny morning in November about five years ago while we were enjoying coffee in bed, we noticed the sunlight came through our porch doors hitting the wall at the same angle as the sunlight came through the window in the painting. And sure enough, as the sun rose, it lined up with the path of the sun ray in the photo! I mean exactly! It was almost like something divine! So every year we look for it after Halloween, when the sun is low and shadows are deep, and we get just as excited when it breaks through the high window over our porch and is in perfect alignment for only a couple of days every November. (And, no, we have never moved the picture from where we originally hung it years ago.) Here is a photo...enjoy our phenomena with us.

Dec 9, 2010

In the Kitchen With David Again!!!!!!

QVC has invited me back with my 2 book set to be "In the Kitchen with David" on December 19, 2010 at 11:00 am central time. Please don't miss it ! Here is a recipe from Party Foods and Appetizers, one of the books in the set.

Gwen's Baked Sausage Meatballs

1 (1-pound) roll hot ground sausage

1 pound ground chuck

1 egg

2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup minced onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Worcestershire

Mix all ingredients, except Worcestershire, together with hands. Form into small (1-inch) balls and put on baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 22 minutes or till nicely browned. Remove meatballs to chafing dish or crockpot to keep warm, saving 3 tablespoons of drippings. Mix drippings with Worcestershire and a little water. Pour over meatballs. You want just enough liquid to keep meatballs from sticking to pot. Soooo Good ! Serves 10 - 20

Dec 1, 2010

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Glazed Pork Tenderloin

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp vinegar

2 tsp cornstarch

3/4 cup orange juice

1 (6 pound) tenderloin roast, deboned, rolled, and tied

salt and pepper to taste

Combine sugar, vinegar, mustard, cornstarch, and orange juice, and cook stirring often, until mixture thickens. Wipe the roast well with a damp cloth, and rub with salt and pepper. Place on oven rotisserie or an open oven rack and bake, basting with glaze every 20 minutes, at 350 degrees until completely done (185-190 degrees).