I was doing some recipe searching for a project I’ll post about later and sesame seeds were heavily featured. That put me in mind of Sesame Brittle. I thought it might be nice to have it to crumble over ice cream on the Sundae Bar on Christmas Eve.
Such a simple recipe. No candy thermometer needed. I always use oiled wax paper, but I’m wondering if oiled parchment would work better. The heat of candy on the wax paper melts it in places. Difficult to peel off.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
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I was looking to grill chicken thighs, but while I was at the store, the clerk was marking down turkey thighs. I grabbed a couple of packages, froze two and cooked one, along with the remainder of the gold potatoes I dug from the garden. A simple and delicious dinner.
Grilled/Smoked Turkey Thighs
- 2 lbs of turkey thighs
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Rub thighs with oil, sage, salt and pepper. Heat grill to 400 degrees and grill for 5 minutes, flip and grill an additional 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue to cook until the internal temperature of 175 degrees. Depending on the thickness of the thigh it can take 15 – 25 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving, to bring temp up to 180 degrees.
Roasted Garden Potatoes
- 4 medium gold potatoes (Yukon or other)
- 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- salt and pepper
- foil (or skillet)
- parchment paper
Scrub potatoes and cut into large cubes. Toss potatoes and onions with oil, butter, salt and pepper.
Make a pan with the foil and place a piece of parchment on the bottom. Add the potatoes and onions, don’t seal.
I grilled along with the thighs above, on the top shelf. They finished up at the same time as the thighs. Crispy and browned on the outside.
Sous vide for a few hours this morning, set at 132°, then seared in olive oil and butter.
Easy meatloaf: hamburger, Italian sausage, an egg, an onion, bread crumbs, buttermilk, salt and pepper. The Allrecipes link doesn’t say sausage but I had some so I went half and half with ground beef.
This was going to be chicken rice soup but it ended up more stew than soup. Here are a couple of kittehs in a tub to make me feel better.