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Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

our game is at night also, just some out of towners who want to head home before the game. we had, or should I say are having, a two tiered day. early birds are on their way, next round is buff chicken fingers with blue cheese, potato skins, pigs in a blanket and a wonderful smoked fish dip (daughter and BF caught fish in FLA earlier this week, brought home and smoked)
half time of pats game will be original chicken and waffles, maple, bourbon bacon syrup, brocolli slaw, homemade baked beans. Just finished off a scrumptious amaretto cream sauce to serve over whats left of the blueberry almond bread pudding. yeah, its heavy but we are big eaters here!

Jan 18, 2015
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

good ideas. just amde an almond, blueberry bread pudding. supposedly for dessert but a couple guest just asked if they could come early so that will be set out for brunch with bacon and deviled eggs, also have homemade bagels in the freezer. seems like some fruit salad would round out nicely. along with the slow cooker apples!
Thanks, All

Jan 17, 2015
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

everyone coming is ecstatis over the waffles, I'm not worried about that. my guests have asekd what to bring so Im trying to give ideas. I am happy that most seem really simple and yummy

Jan 17, 2015
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

Yes, forgot to mention the bourbon maple syrup with bacon, happiness in a cup! thanks fir all the ideas.

Side dish ideas for fried chicken and waffles as the main

For the AFC championship tomorrow, we are hosting about a dozen people. Hubby got a new professional waffle maker for christmas so we decided fried chicken and waffles for the game dinner. We've made it before for a family dinner as a test and it was WOW! but did not have any sides. What are some sides that are esy for a crowd and I'm also thinking should ""lighten" up the meal?

Jan 17, 2015
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Drinking tonight?

hendricks and tonic with fresh squeezed lime, delicious, can't wait for nextweekend, I'm hooked!

Jan 06, 2015
momoftwo in Spirits

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition!

thanks for putting into words the way i feel when I start baking. My mom did not bake but my grandma "Mame" on my Dad's side was a great baker. SHe convinced my mom to clear out a small cupboard for me and stocked it with all sorts of ingredients. Every weekend when she would visit, she'd have a recipe planned. the family favorite was homemade donuts, I still remember them coming out of the hot grease and deciding which topping they would get. SHortly before she became infirm (35 years ago,now) she presented me with a gift of bowls, spoons, measuring cups etc. I was in college at the time but held onto everything over the years. Unfortunately, my favorite bowl has about had it and might need to be retired, its lived a good life. My son loves to bake now and he moved into his own place on 1/1. the christmas list was easy this year, pots, pans, bowls, tools, measurers. He loved it! carry on the tradition. as to what I am baking these days, bagels from the KAF website, delicious!

Seasoned Market Basket shoppers

my preferred time to shop is at the dinner hour, 6ish. I find that Moms and kids are either home eating dinner or more likely at ssome sporting or after school event leaving the store relatively quiet. that said, they have been out of lots of things lately. I go to the Westford store that up until recently, had two locations virtually across the street from each other. the older one stayed open after the new one was built and opened. it seems they are having trouble now keeping everything stocked. I always cut some slack over the holidays and stock up when I see something kknowing it may not be there the next time, heavy cream with a far out date and whole wheels of brie this season proved to be good stock up items (even had friends "shopping" in my fridge, ha ha). I agree with others that until they can better guage the demand, the Waltham store will have a hit or miss quality. don't give up, even though their prices are creeping up, others are still higher priced.

Jan 06, 2015
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Cocktail party eats -- a report

what a great spread, your table looks like I always dream mine will (but never does)

Dec 29, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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Sibling dinner in lieu of Christmas presents

I would recommend Catalyst, then you are a short walk from MeadHall which has an extensive beer selection

Dec 19, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Homemade toffee with chocolate on top and bottom

Duh, thanks, for getting my brain out of neutral!

Dec 18, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Homemade toffee with chocolate on top and bottom

so I was just served this amazing buttercrunch toffee at a party. I know it was homemade but never found the chef. This stuff had chocolate on both side, sandwiching the toffee between. How is this done. All the recipes I've seen only have chocolate on top.

Dec 17, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

yeah, I hear ya, that stretch along 27 between Acton and Maynard is a no man's land.

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

Thanks all, I've been in touch with Lincoln Street since the oldest of the crowd is travelling from the Cape so I liked the idea of the rest of us meeting them "more than 1/2 way". I have not heard back (sent 2 emails) I am fine with doing this after the holidays, in fact March is best for all. I will look into the other suggestions as well. unfortunately none of us has a kitchen conducive to hiring our own chef.

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

yeah, in our little local paper, Monsoon had an advertisement and it said they recently closed their sister restaurant, Savorings, in Maynard. I agree its too bad, whenever I drive by Monsoon , even at dinner time, the parking lot seems empty

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

have you ever tried Po's BBQ, its more of Asian inspired BBQ, not southern. Its a little ways further on 2A past Red Raven on the other side of the street. We also love Karma for girls night, its in the westford marketplace off exit 32.
pushing your price point is Belle's Bistro, but maybe you want to splurge once in a while. In Westford there are also the chains of Burtons and British beer company. Evivva Cucina is a new Italian type place in the new market basket plaza in Westford too. you can google all these places to see if they are to your liking

Dec 04, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

Savoring closed recently

Dec 04, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

thank you for the great ideas.

cooking class recs

south shore is great! 1/2 the group is on the Cape

Dec 02, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

hi hounds, every year for christmas my family and I try to do something together instead of piling on gifts. we are a group ranging from 21 to 75 years of age. We've done plays, music events, harbor cruises etc. I was thinking of a cooking class for all where you get to eat what you prepare at the end. Anyone done this or have recommendations?
thanks,!

Nov 29, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

dessert uses for egg yolks

thank you all, duh on the ice cream, I have avoided making ice cream because of the amount of yolks needed.....just wish the seasons matched up better, (ice cream= summer/ macaroons = holiday)

Nov 21, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

dessert uses for egg yolks

This time of year I make a ton of macaroons. Using lots of egg whites. What to do with the yolks? Are there any great lemon bar recipes out there using just yolks? I've made key lime pie also in the past. Can you freeze yolks?

Nov 21, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

What's Cooking While It's Freezing?

lets see, prepped meat and veggies for a beef stew going on the stove tomorrow, got apple cranberry bread in the oven, house smells great. Got a baked mac n cheese ready to bake off tomorrow. took some of the mac n cheese to the hubby who was slitting wood outside, he was in heaven. Also have a loaf of crusty bread proofing to bake tomorrow.We are ready to hunker down, stay warm and get fat!

Nov 15, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

pizza in Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden -- where to go?

I really like La Hacienda pizza. I wish we hasd someplace like that in the burbs, can't find any decent pizza around here...Concord area

Nov 15, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

What is your favorite Thanksgiving roll recipe?

contrary to others here, I find the King Arthur is superior to other flours, it may be I was just having bad lick with the other brands but I find it best. I am in agreement on the parker house rolls, they were in last years Bon Appetit mag and I removed the page and just pulled it out again for this year's menu.

Nov 14, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

9 year old girl's birthday party

crock pot could be you friend, maybe meatballs and sauce, mini rolls, make your own meatball sandwich...pretty close to pizza tho. soup bar along the same idea....several types of soups with rolls and butter....

Nov 14, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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Soup....

visited Gene's on Sunday late afternoon. had the #9, it was delicious as always, satsifying, fully flavored and enough heat to clear the sinuses in a good way!

Nov 11, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Birthday Cake Booze Balls

i am going to be no help to you, but this post gave me a laugh and I need friends that would pose these types of questions regularly. I am famous for Jell-O shots at all gatherings. I need to up my game with baked treats that include booze.
thanks for the chucle.

Nov 10, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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cranberries at Farmers Markets or local at stores?

take a nice autumn drive out to great brook farm in Carlisle, their own recently harvested

Nov 08, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Need lunch and dinner recs in Aruba

seen lots of recs for Ellioti's, this is close to where I am staying. What are some of their best dishes???