I can't believe it's Christmas already. Where has the year gone? Thanksgiving was wonderful. As is usual in my family, we had a smoked turkey, fried turkey, I made the Bacon Brussels Sprout Casserole, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie... we had a ton of goodies and spent time together as a family around the table. My dad always likes for every one to sit around down just as the food is done and then have each person share what they are thankful for. My mother on the other hand (and I agree with her) wants to eat while the food while it's still HOT! hahaha the battle rages on. My little sister is getting married this weekend so her fiance was at the table with us along with my oldest sister and my nephew and the love of my life Chelsee of course. It was a wonderful day with family. I hope you all have had a great holiday season so far, and that it only gets better from here. Christmas time is the perfect time to remember the important things in our lives.
I was in NYC last week and went to see one of my buddies at Union Square Market. He works at Catskill Merino which is an awesome farm out of Goshen, NY. http://www.catskill-merino.com/ He was showing me a bunch of awesome lamb products like Merguez and Mergueza (which is lamb sausage with pomegranate and cumin... WHAT!), but one in particular caught my eye. LAMB BACON! woohoo! I had to get some. I love bacon, I love lamb, I figured I needed to give it a go. One of my mother's favorites for Thanksgiving is Brussels Sprouts Casserole, so I adapted her recipe to create this delicious treat for you guys. If the Lamb Bacon freaks you out.... shame on you... j/k thats cool, just use Pork Bacon instead. Here is the recipe for this weekend show 12 noon EST on Ustream TV. http://www.ustream.tv/nathanlippyfooddrinksrocknroll See you guys there,
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Im so excited about this weekend! First off, the Ustream episode is going to be great. Im going to teach you guys how to make one of the easiest and tastiest dishes I know. Bruschetta! This dish is wonderful for an appetizer or cocktail party. Im adding a bit of chicken to the mix which transforms this app into an awesome lunch or light dinner. Dont forget 12 noon EST on Ustream TV "Food, Drinks, and Rock n' Roll LIVE!".........
Secondly, Im going to be on The Today Show on Monday the 15th during the 9 oclock hour. Im doing a cooking segment with Mr. Al Roker. WooHoo! Im wicked stoked about it. Im going to be cooking my Guinness Beef Stew. Thank you all for all the support over the past months. I truly appreciate all of you. If you guys have been cooking along, TAKE PICS! Send them to me on facebook and I will post them. I have gotten a bunch already so keep em' coming. Kevin and Jaime, your stuff is looking really good. What are you cooking next? Anyway... Here is the recipe for Saturdays show, see you guys then...
Saturday's show is going to be about as seasonal as it gets. Im talking about Butternut Squash, Brandy, Mulled Wine... Deliciousness! Im going to show you guys how to make a Roasted Butternut Squash and Brandy Soup with crispy Chipotle Squash Seeds and a delicious Mulled Wine. If you have never made a cream soup like this, dont worry the technique is fairly simple. It will take a bit of patience, some easy tricks and alot of love. I feel like cooking during the fall is all about savory and sweet pairings. In this dish we have alot of that going on. Check out the recipe and shopping list below to see some unusual ingredients that make total sense. See you guys Saturday at 12 noon EST click the logo to see the show.