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Name: Rylee
Location: Madcity, Wisconsin, United States is a blog that chronicles the people, places, and things I find interesting all around me. I write about home improvements, gardening, orchids, dogs, recipes, family and other good stuff. Stop by for visit!

December 15, 2008

Hungarian Wursts for dinner

Last night, we had hand-made hungarian wurst (sausage) that Todd and his dad, Frank cranked out yesterday. The flavor was great and the freshness of same day wurst was a joy. In addition, we made potatoes au gratin and served our only harvest of brussels sprouts from this year's garden. I learned from the 2009 Farmer's Almanac that as the sprouts grow on the stalk to strip the leaves under the sprouts to force them to grow bigger. We'll have to try that next year.

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August 11, 2008

Tortellini with Porcini Mushrooms

So our daughter, the aspiring chef, made dinner for us today before heading to the restaurant where she works. Since she was about 8 years old, she has loved cooking and baking. This summer she got a job working at a brand new restaurant in Madison, called Talula. She started as a dishwasher, "moved-up" to friday night fish fryer and week night dish busser. She is one of two women in the kitchen and wants more. This fall, she may actually move to the sauce and line cook. Ultimately, Raine wants to go to chef school. Her dad and I would like to see a baccalaureate degree first. Then, she can cook for us and her customers for ever!

Anyway, today, before going to work at Talula's, Raine was our personal chef for the day. She made our dinner, inspired by this month's magazine issue of Bon appétit. In it, she found several recipes to make our Monday night an epicurious delight!

She made Tortellini with Porcini Mushrooms, and a salad called Frisée and Apple salad with dried cherries and walnuts. Deserts is still waiting but it is fresh vanilla custard ice cream with fresh berries and sauce.

The magazine just came out, if you wait a couple of days, they will post the recipes on-line. I guess, that's the benefit of actually receiving the paper version....

Anyway, the meal was delish! and I'm one lucky woman to have her own personal chef!

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