Monday, November 29, 2010



After all, Thanksgiving Day just passed and many of you "had" to make sandwiches to deal with the leftovers.

So here is The Gourmet-O-Matic way to approach the 6-layer sandwich - a year round good eatin':
1. Bread/topper - white, wheat, whole grain, baguette, French, pumpernickel, waffle, pancake, tortilla, more. Toasted, grilled or not.
2. Sauce - mayo with or without spices or chiles or tabasco or herbs; mustard with or without honey or herbs; dijon mustard, stone ground mustard, spicy mustard, more.
3. Veggies - pickled carrots or cabbage (add vinegar and sweetener, let sit) with or without daikon radish, watercress, sprouts (bean, radish, alfalfa, more), lettuce.
4. Protein - turkey, chicken, beef, pork, seitan, tempeh, tofu (hot or cold).
5. Herbs - basil, mint, cilantro, more.
6. Bread/bottomer - See 1 above. Mix or match.
Eat. Enjoy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Easy Thanksgiving!

Without a doubt, the one kitchen appliance that is set and forget, versatile and a real time-saver, is the crockpot.

A slow cooker can do just about anything.

For Thanksgiving, using the slow cooker can make life simpler.

You can cook it all:
Stuffing - traditional, cornbread
Potatoes - sweet potatoes (with or without marshmallows)
Sides - rice, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce
Dessert - cake, pudding, cheescake
Make life less hectic.

Give the crockpot a shot.

And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Maybe even a happier one from using the slow cooker.