Happy Birthday, Bonnie!
I want to talk about onions, but since you can't just jump right in with onions, we'll ease into it with a few general photos and comments (and a little bitching).
Miss Jane settling in for a nap yesterday in my favorite Lamb's Wool-covered IKEA chair. I'm too much of a wuss to make her get down. Yes, she's gotten a little plump, but haven't we all. I know I have! Ugh.
The ever-slim Fletch also taking a nap. He's like that girl you know who is skinny but eats everything in sight. He's got the tiniest, narrowest, little ass.
Here's the bitchin' part.
I refused to buy these the other day because they put them in a half-size bag and are charging you $2.98 (Walmart price). What a rip-off! Greedy bastards! The Captain snuck them in the cart when I wasn't looking, but I'm never buying them if I can help it. Good, yes, but I'm not buying into their marketing ploy and flat-out thievery! Nabisco should be ashamed.
I love this stuff. It smells so good and the wood furniture in my house just soaks it up. Be careful because it will make things greasy that are not wood. It makes my mantel look so good. Two thumbs up!
We were standing in the kitchen having a conversation about something, and I had my back to this view. The Captain was facing me, and I could tell he was momentarily distracted looking at something behind me. Then he said, "Will you please put that head up? That's the third time I've thought someone was sitting at our table!" Bwa-ha-ha!
Okay, so the onions...
Holy crap, that's a lot of onions!
But I used every one of them for this wonderful recipe.
I got it from the Susan Branch 2015 wall calender.
I love the recipes she scatters throughout her calenders.
Anyway, this she calls Punxsutawny Pudding.
Here are the sauteed onions, nuts, and partially-baked rice.
She called for Walnuts, but I used Pecans.
Ready to go in the oven.
Yes, I'm finally using my casserole dish for the first time!
And here it is fresh out of the oven.
OMG! I really, really, really loved it.
I can't give you her exact recipe here, but here's a link to one very similar:
My first thought was that it was a little bland, but the more I ate, the more I loved it. Make sure you add enough salt. You could also fry a few pieces of bacon to put in this. I think that would be a wonderful addition. Drain the bacon and use a little of the grease to go along with the butter you saute' the onions in. Get it really brown on top when you bake it. Delish!!
The Captain grilled some bratwurst to go with this, and the pairing was perfect. YUM!
Miss Bunny visited our side yard yesterday evening. I took at least 20 pictures of this wabbit (hee), and this is the only one that turned out half-way decent. All the rest were blurry. I have no idea why. I threw her a piece of celery, but she ran off. Maybe she came back and got it later. I'll have to see if it's still there. (I'm only assuming it was a she. It was smallish compared to some other ones I've seen.)
I'll share some photos from the Fair Isle book I bought tomorrow. Someone asked for a few.
I'm off. See ya.