Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving is not complete without kittehs and recipes...

and a heaping helping of thanks for everything we have.

Let's start with the recipe, shall we?

Disclaimer:  I will be making this weird sounding broccoli casserole for the first time today.  A report will follow. My first inclination is to replace the yogurt with sour cream, but for my first time I will follow the directions "somewhat" religiously. I plan on cutting back on the pepper just a wee bit as per many of the commenters.  It received a 4 star out of 5 and the people who liked it really loved it.

From Alton Brown:

(you can see a video of the preparation HERE which is quite informative and, as usual from Alton, very funny.)


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup blue cheese dressing
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Flavor Pack from Ramen
6 cups broccoli, peeled stems and heads, chopped and blanched in salted water
12 ounces sliced mushrooms, Sauteed in 1 tablespoon butter
1 package chicken flavored Ramen noodles, broken up


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, cheddar cheese, blue cheese dressing, eggs, salt, pepper, and flavor pack from noodles. In a separate bowl combine broccoli, mushrooms, and broken noodles then toss together wet mixture and vegetables to evenly coat. Place in an 8 by 8-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non- stick cooking spray and cook for 45 minutes covered. Then remove cover and bake for additional 15 minutes to brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Heads up here.  In the video he divides the cheddar cheese and puts half in the broccoli and half on top.

And now for the kittehs:

And a video of kitteh thanks from our precious Bunni's blog post of Nov. 24, 2011 with the music from one of my all time favorite songs, O God Beyond All Praising.

We miss you Bunni and thank you for watching over us.  RIP

And for Sharon/Kalona, of Knocking Everywhere, who also left us too soon:  I'll be planting your Holy Basil seeds this spring and be thinking of you.  RIP

Sharon's last message posted by her beautiful daughter, Kelly:
I just asked her if she wanted to send a message to her blog readers and she said, "Tell them I love them and I'll be praying for them."  She also said, "It's amazing how you make friends on-line."  And she smiled.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful readers.

Now go enjoy the day!

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