Here I am about to announce the winner of ad hoc at home giveaway and I go and pull up the random number generator and look who's number gets picked.
The third comment is Saint TigerLily's comment...
'She will leave the biscuits for someone else to make and go read some Flannery O'Connor? See, but the only problem there is we don't get fresh biscuits...Since I already HAVE Ad Hoc, as a lovely giftie from you, no less, I don't need to be included in the thingamabob. I just wanted to add to the story. And seriously, if you ever want to read about a drastically different Southern woman, Flannery is your gal.'
Yeah you read that right, I had sent an extra copy to TigerLily awhile back ago because if anyone loves Keller more than I, it is my gal STL. Soooooo... while the force is strong between her and Keller (or so she says. I think he loves me more.) I gave her the opportunity to pick the winner.
She liked this comment the best...
'Well, I really just want the cookbook, but I'm pretty sure the heroine's next step would be to take the biscuits out of the oven, and serve them up to everyone in her crazy family with a entrée of chicken fried rat poison - so the ghostly ancestor can finally have their revenge and the young maid can run off into the sunset with the charmingly sexy, yet horribly undereducated, farmhand named Jackson Rhett Nathaniel Rutherford Lee, III - or, Sonny for short.'
-Liam O'Malley of My So Called Knife
Liam, you are THE WINNER! Please email me at krysta [@] evilchefmom [dot] com and let me know where you want me to ship ad hoc at home to.
Now we must discuss these little crack grenades...
My whole family is a snacking/hors d'oeuvres family. When there are large get togethers we have been known to skip dinner and just eat the
hors d'oeuvres or better yet just have an hors d'oeuvres dinners. Katie made these last Saturday and the little crack grenades (make them and you'll understand what i am talking about) were gone as soon as they were cool enough to grab. I had to sneak a couple and take a quick picture before I was attacked. Sorry but that's why the picture was so dark, it's the only picture I was able to take.
bacon wrapped dates: adapted from apples and butter which she in turn got from gourmet (gasp-sob) which originally came from suzanne goin
Makes 30, allow 5 per person
10 slices of bacon cut crosswise into thirds
3 - 4 oz of Parmigiano-Reggiano, broken or cut into small pieces about the size of a date pit
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F. Stuff 1 piece of parmigiano into each date, then wrap 1 piece of bacon around each date, securing it with a pick. Arrange dates 1 inch apart in a shallow baking pan. Bake 5 minutes, then turn dates over with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain on a paper bag or parchment. Serve immediately.
I served this with a side of really good balsamic vinegar to dip the crack grenades into. You got a little sweet, salty, sour in each bite.
Posted by krysta at 9:22 AM