Sunday, April 08, 2012

Good End To A Great Visit

Can you hear the quiet?  The kids with their boy/girl friends are on their way home.  It was so great having a full house for the holiday and all the extra sets of hands made preparation so much easier.

The laundry is in.  There are plenty of leftovers for dinner.  Time to play with Photoshop.

Pictures taken 4/5 either on the High Line or on my way there.


Anonymous said...

Glad son and daughter, along with their significant others and the rest of your family made the first 2 seder nights wonderful.

and also, your kosher for passover mandelbrot is delic...very yummy.. daughter used to share it with us in college.

burntoutteacher said...

Okay, so my brisket, once again, left much to be desired. I have tried cooking, catering, cooking, over the years and I can never get a brisket that is as good as I remember my mother making, nor as good as my kids' friends' mothers made when they were little. ("Mommy, Anna's mom's brisket was so good I had thirds!") This year we tried my husband's friend's recipe and I felt like we were having barbecue in the deep south. Anybody have a really good traditional recipe? In my own defense, my soup was really really good.

Pissedoffteacher said...

All I do brown both sides in a little oil after I throw some paprika, onions and garlic on it. I also throw potatoes, onions and garlic pieces in the pot. After I pour tomato sauce and water on it, cover and throw in oven until it is done. I don't eat meat, but everyone else loved it. It was moist. Good luck.

burntoutteacher said...

Thanks. I did buy two briskets but only made one (I can never tell how much to cook) and will try your recipe.

Cara Boutkids said...

Someone taught me the secret to a GREAT brisket--the last hour you're supposed to cook it, take it out & slice it. Some people cover the slices w/the gravy, but (a recipe from my husband's aunt)I cover it w/a bottle or 2 of chili sauce & a sliced-up sweet onion. Keep it in the fridge overnight &, while your doing the seder, stick it in the oven for that last hour. Soooo tender & delicious! (5-6 lbs. at 325).