Saturday, November 8, 2008

How Could I Forget? FFoF

Wow, I know I was tired on a Friday when casting for a meme and I forgot Four Foods on Friday! Friday is even in the name of the meme. Sheesh.

Without further ado, this week's questions and answers. I like the red, white, and blue theme!

#1. Name a food you like that uses a red sauce or anything red in it.

The reddest thing we eat are tomatoes. Since an unfortunate Hawaiian Punch incident I try to keep the red food coloring to a minimum in this house. But gravy? (What Italians in my area call tomato sauce, not the brown stuff.) All the time. I can't find a canned or jarred one I like, and I'm no expert in making my own, alas. So we buy what's on sale and throw in more garlic, red wine if some is open (or about to be), and Italian seasonings and call it a sauce. I'm experimenting with cinnamon in there too, though that is a clear white flag that I am no longer even attempting to re-create the sauces of my childhood.

#2. Name a food you like with whipped cream in it or on it.

I am not a whipped cream girl, though I have happy memories of it on long bus rides with the band in college. And otherwise, I adore the Icebox Cake my (not-Italian) great-aunt used to make. This is Smitten Kitchen's version, but my aunt just laid them side by side and they were still awesome.

#3. Name a food you like with blueberry in it.

Again, not my favorite (though I am a fan); but my husband's all time favorite dessert is blueberry buckle, and just this morning I had an awesome cookie with blueberry jam in the middle:

2 cups oatmeal
2 sticks butter
1 c brown sugar
1 ¾ c flour
A little salt
1 tsp?? baking soda
Chopped nuts

Pre-heat oven to 400. Mix till blended. Grease 9x13 pan. Reserve about 2 cups of mixture, pat rest into greased pan. Spread your favorite jam over bottom (I used a 9oz?? jar of raspberry preserves?? I’ll double check…I’ve made ½ one flavor and ½ another flavor) I’ll double check recipe, but I always use more jam than they call for. Bake 25-30 minutes. Recipe called for 1 c firmly packed brown sugar, but I didn’t use that much.

That other half was blueberry and it was delicious in its unexpectedness.

#4. Share a recipe for pasta or dessert or a beverage.

I just did. Enjoy. And I bet if you are a whipped cream person it would be yummy on the above cookie! And it was nice for a 10am farewell as well.

Check out what other people are doing (and don't miss The Best Babysitter Ever's recipe either!) here. And have a good week!

1 comment:

Cairo Typ0 said...

That recipe sounds tres tasty! :) I lvoe it when you can use jam in cooking! :)