Home is where the heart is and the kitchen is its soul!
Judy Woolsey Neil hosts this event almost every Wednesday, it could be a party of 5 to 25 depending on everyone’s schedule. Judy is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met in my life, and this day I was lucky enough to be her sous chef. She gave me so many inside hints on how to make bread, casseroles, and basically how to throw a great dinner party. One of the coolest things that they do, I noticed, is a cute little jar with a blue ribbon. Through out the evening people add money. Finally I had to ask, “What’s going on with the jar?” Because Judy always cooks and usually won’t let anyone bring anything, they have an appreciation fund that goes to some of the food costs. It’s just a little something to say THANKS for being the spectacular host you are and holding this family together!
Judy got a head start on me. Before I arrived to be her assistant, she had already made the decadent Italian Cream Cake and the mouth watering Chicken Enchiladas, but I did get the recipes for all of you.
Onto the bread, you don’t have to have a bread mixer to make this bread, but it sure makes it easier. Judy’s bread bible is “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice”.
This is her go to recipe for loafs, muffins and several different breads. Starting with Variation #1 but make the changes to Variation #2.
This bread is made with lots of love and does take some time but it’s so worth it. I suggestion printing the recipes for your future use.
The main course was “Shrimp Fettuccine”, it was craw-fish but she changed it to shrimp. Crazy as it sounds, this recipe calls for margarine, not butter but apparently it makes the recipe.
As you can see by the recipe card, it’s been around for years. Really no modifications except exchanging craw-fish for shrimp.
Besides all of these delicious recipes to share with you, the main purpose of this blog is to gather your family and friends together for wonderful food and fellowship. If you can do it once a week that would be fabulous, it brings everyone together and offers so much love.
Thanks for reading, following and sharing.
Lana Gandy with “What’s on Your Stove?”
Remember, home is where the heart is and the kitchen is its soul!