I have served this using brown rice and whole wheat cous cous both are very good. A neighbor who wanted the recipe made it using spaghetti and said her family enjoyed it that way. Just goes to show that there is never just one way to fix anything. It takes me about 30 minutes to wash and prep everything but after that it goes really fast.
This traditional soup used to be made with leak and oatmeal and has been served in Ireland for generations. Most cooks now prefer to combine leeks with potatoes, however, to make this perennial favorite. This recipe is also called Brotchan Roy meaning "A broth fit for a king". The word "roy" is derived from Ri - the Irish word for King. Savory hot biscuits are a fine accompaniment for soup. Add the herb seasoning of your choice to your biscuit mix before adding the liquid.
This is a diabetic salad but if you don't need that use regular mayo and maple syrup. It's healthy and very tasty. Using the food processor to shred the carrots and slice the celery with the thick cut blade make very short work on this indeed.
This is a dinner fit for any special occasion with a smaller group in mind. It can, of course, be increased if you have more at your table (don't you love that Zaar lets you do that with just a click!). I should also mention that this recipe is geared to please my dh who dearly loves sweet. If it sounds like it will be sweeter than you would usually make something, please feel free to cut back on the sugar as much as you would like.
The orange-flavored liqueur, spicy Italian sausage, apples, and pecans make this dressing distinctive from all others. It is very easy to prepare and goes with any dish. This recipe makes enough to stuff one 18 to 20 pound bird. If you prefer, this dressing can be made with thyme instead of sage. Time is for making the stuffing only, it doesn't include the the time in the bird or oven baking as that varies so much.