Duxelles6 strips of bacon, cut into p'tit lardons, fried til crisp, removed from pan and set aside
1 diced onion or three shallots, diced
1 8 oz container of button mushrooms, diced
salt, pepper, tarragon, thyme
a splosh of brandy or Cognac
Sauté onions and mushrooms in bacon fat 'til caramelized. Add seasonings and herbs. Add liquor and set it on fire. Add the bacon pieces back into the duxelles. Serve over mashed potatoes. Thank me in the comment section below. This is much, much better than gravy. Really. Trust me.
Also, the secret to making the best tasting mashed potatoes: Yukon golds, German or French butter, heavy cream, and heavily salt the water you boil the potatoes in. Chives or parsley: Optional.
Sesame Green Beans1 lb or more of fresh green beans, steamed, drizzled with toasted sesame oil, salted and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Jewel's Banana Cream Trifle2 small boxes of Jell-O Cook 'n' Serve Vanilla Pudding, cooked
6 Bananas, sliced into rounds
1 large tub of Cool Whip
1 package of Oreos, crushed into small pieces.
In a glass trifle dish or large, clear, glass bowl, layer pudding, bananas, Cool whip and cookies 'til you run out of stuff. Like a lasagna, but with bananas, cookies, pudding and whipped topping.
As for the meatloaf recipe, I change mine all the time. It is never the same, twice. I haven't decided how I'm going to make mine.
Hat tip to Ann Barnhardt for the video.