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Sure pumpkin pie is an American tradition but Drake Homes Inc is in Texas! And Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving in Texas without a pecan pie! Here’s a great recipe for one, but be warned it is made with 1 1/2 teaspoons Bourbon and banked in a cast iron skillet!
The New York Times, online, has The Thanksgiving-erator here…>
Choose what sort of theme you want and make some selections. It will generate all the recipes you’ll need. I just did one for Bacon and it gave me a great Quail recipe though I would find a substituent for the foie gras:
Quails Roasted With Bacon and Foie Gras
- 8 quails
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 3 ounces foie gras
- 16 strips bacon
- Rinse the quails and pat them dry. Use poultry shears or a sharp knife to cut away the feet and any extra neck skin. Season them inside and out with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the foie gras into 8 equal pieces. Place a small amount of each piece into the cavity of each bird, and place the remainder on the breast of each bird. Wrap two strips of bacon tightly around each bird to hold the foie gras in place, securing the bacon with kitchen string or toothpicks if necessary.
- Place the wrapped quails, breast-side up, on a roasting pan fitted with a rack and roast for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the juices from the bird are rosy and no longer red. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the cranberry relish.
The desert is great!
Apples With Candied Bacon à la Mode
- 4 ounces really good bacon, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 to 4 tart apples, like Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- Vanilla ice cream.
- Put the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until some of the fat has been rendered and it begins to brown on the edges, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan and sprinkle the bacon with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Turn the heat to low and cook, turning the bacon pieces occasionally, until the sugar begins to melt and coat the bacon, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat as necessary to prevent the sugar from burning. When the bacon is dark, remove it with a slotted spoon and let it cool on paper towels.
While it has been a few years since we lived in Houston, we do drive down to visit friends and shop at some of our all time favorite stores. But no place in Texas can compare to Old Town Spring. They have a great website as well! And looks like both Thanksgiving and Christmas has already arrived!
From their site:
The 32nd Annual Home for the Holidays celebration begins Saturday, November 17th and runs through Sunday, December 23rd in Old Town Spring. Our opening weekend and tree lighting ceremony is Saturday, November 17th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The fun kicks off with music by the Invincible Czars and the tree lighting is at dusk. Entertainment is scheduled for weekends but a drive through town after dark is amazing. Over 150 shops are draped with green garlands, red bows, colorful decorations and thousands of twinkling white lights.
And for Saturday morning: Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Shooting Stars Saturday Morning Great one, about the best of the year.
Nice video about The Woodlands.