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Friday, October 24, 2014

An Oily Kind of Day!


Whether baking, cooking (especially frying), or garnishing, there are a diverse number of different oils available. A question often arising is which one to select? Of course, the answer is totally dependent upon the exact purpose, which begs yet another question: Is the food to be baked, fried, sautéed, seared, stir-fried? Perhaps the oil is to be used in a marinade or even a salad dressing. There are occasions where an "anointing oil" is to be used as a garnish. In this case, it only takes a few drops of the best oil to go a log way. Whichever oil or oils you have on hand, get ready for an oily kind of day! 

October 25 is... 
National Greasy Foods Day
  
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2013/02/southern-fried-chicken.html
Although it might not be the healthiest choice out there, everyone loves the taste of greasy food. From pizza and nachos to burgers and French fries, it's nearly impossible to ignore this guilty pleasure. Can't think of anything better fried in grease than good ol' Southern Fried Chicken!

Did you know that fried chicken is the most ordered meal in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.? Even if it’s just for today, allow yourself to indulge in a little greasy good to celebrate National Greasy Foods Day!

Why not start the day with...

http://www.today.com/food/9-decadent-recipes-celebrate-national-greasy-foods-day-1D80234663
 Breakfast Pizza (Recipe)

For lunch try some...

http://www.thecandidappetite.com/2013/07/08/fried-chicken-and-waffle-sandwiches/
Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches (Recipe)

Then, start dinnertime with a side salad...

http://www.thekitchn.com/5-salad-dressings-to-know-by-heart-essential-recipes-from-the-kitchn-192151
 5 Salad Dressings to Know by Heart (Recipes)

If that is not enough...
7 crazy gut-busters for National Greasy Foods Day


Greasy foods are not the best health wise so at least try to enjoy the day as best you can in moderation!

Not before having dessert...

http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipes/venetian-fried-custard-crema-fritta/
 Fried Custard (Recipe)


Is your mouth watering yet?

 

  yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

Next on the Calendar...Pumpkin Central!