Saturday, September 29, 2012

Country Fried Chicken Dinner Tonight!

Tonight I am going to make a traditional mid west dinner of Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable.
I am thinking of making deviled eggs to snack on before dinner then the dinner will start with a mixed green salad with my favorite blue cheese dressing recipe from the Palm Restaurant, tomatoes and radishes.
The main course will be crispy fried chicken (peanut oil is commonly agreed upon to give the best crunch). Rich buttery mashed potatoes with country gravy and a vegetable (probably green beens) will accompany the chicken.
For dessert I am making boysenberry pie using the foolproof pie crust recipe that uses vodka! I will serve the pie with vanilla ice cream.
WARNING: One should not eat like this every meal! This is a special occasion meal.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Exciting News For Home Cooks in California

Up until September 21, 2012 it had been against the law in California to sell homemade food products made in one's home. This changed this month when California Governor Jerry Brown signed in to affect California Assembly Bill 1616, The California Homemade Food Act. This act makes it legal to produce food items in the home that do not contain, cream, custard or meat and sell them to retailers, restaurants or direct to the public. Restaurant and retailers may require proof of health department inspections before purchasing the items. 
This is great news, while some craft food producers made product and sold them prior to this legislation, they risked being shut down by the health department.
It will be exciting to see the variety of new foods that become available on the market because of this new legislation.
If you go to the link to view the new bill please share it on Facebook so all of your friends get the news.