The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook: Down-Home Meals for Every Occasion
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Pat and Gina Neely, the beloved husband-and-wife team and authors of the New York Times best seller Down Home with the Neelys, are all about lettin’ the good times roll.
It takes family, friends, and ample good food, and in their new book, they share their recipes and secrets for entertaining year-round, dishing up new spins on seasonal classics, and suggesting occasions to celebrate that most of us haven’t thought of ourselves.
Along with menus for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and every known holiday in between, here are all the fixings for a year of down home celebrating, 120 recipes including Hoppin’ John Soup and Deep-fried Cornish Game Hens for New Year’s Day; Smothered Pork Chops and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes for “Welcome Home, Baby”; One-handed Turkey Burgers and Mint Tea for “Spring Cleaning.” The Neelys believe that life should be celebrated, holiday or not. With this mouth-watering collection of recipes you have everything you need to Neely-tize your table far beyond the holiday season.
been extremely blessed to still have my mother around. I always tell people I have a mother (my mom) and a mama (Gina). (Calling Gina “Mama,” that’s just a Southern thang.) My mother became a single parent at age thirty-nine, and continued to raise six kids by herself. I think she did a pretty incredible job. She knows how grateful I am for the values she instilled, and how lucky I am to have her. She wore many hats: maintaining the house, keeping the lights on, and always making sure we had
mixture evenly over two rimmed sheet trays, and bake for 30 minutes, tossing and stirring the mixture halfway through cooking. All-Nighter Trail Mix This all-nighter mix is for those extended study groups or projects that go on and on, till eventually everyone is too lazy to go get something to eat. Our sweet, salty, and fruity combination will satisfy all their cravings, as well as keep them away from less healthy options (including coffee!). MAKES ABOUT 6 CUPS 1 cup roasted salted
SHELBI I love ice cream, anything ice cream! (I guess I’m a lot like Dad.) But I also love icing and cake, so I thought it would be a great idea to mix ice cream and a cupcake, and make a mini–ice cream cake. That way, everyone can have their cake and ice cream, too. GINA AND PAT These make us want to be a teenager again, too. Luckily, that’s not a requirement for making or eating them. Just check out the ingredients and you know you’re in for a real treat. Make a dozen, no matter how small
opening that present you’ve been hinting at all season. SERVES 6 TO 8 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes One 8-pound bone-in prime-rib roast (3 or 4 ribs) Mash the garlic and salt with a mortar and pestle until a paste is formed. Add the rosemary, and smash all together. Scrape the paste into a small bowl along
Love BREAKFAST Blue Ribbon Blueberry Muffins Delightful Asparagus Frittata Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties Rise and Shine Granola Smoky Sweet Potato Cakes with Mama Callie’s Maple Syrup DRINKS AND LIBATIONS Berry Sangria Blackberry Mojitos Blood Orange Bellinis Flower Power Frozen Mango Margaritas Frozen Memphis Mint Juleps Gina’s Gin Cooler Love Potion #9 Mama’s Day Off Cocktail Michelada Beer Cocktails Minted Iced Tea Peach Spritzer Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade