Here are the questions for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog then hop back to From This Side of the Pond to add your link to the list.1. It's the 11th day of the 11th month and bloggers often make lists on days like today. Let's go with a list of eleven things you're feeling grateful for today.
The above-mentioned writing project, something I decided to start a few days ago but which needs to be finished quickly. So why am I working on this instead? Wednesday habits, I guess.3. Apparently the Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe contains 11 herbs and spices. What's a dish you make that calls for exactly eleven ingredients? Feel free to share the list and/or recipe.
OK, I'll bite, I thought, and started browsing through past posts with recipes. Most of them, unsurprisingly, called for fewer ingredients, because that's the way we roll here. I did find a recipe we had made once for Cinnamon Cake, and when you add in our own suggestion of nutmeg, it adds up to eleven.
Then I found one we've made more often: Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, and these are not-your-average-oatmeal-cookies, but totally worth the making. And there you go, eleven ingredients. Don't skip the coarse salt, kay?
And I just noticed that Pumpkin Pie also calls for 11 ingredients, if you count the pie crust as one ingredient and don't count the whipped cream on top.
4. Something you remember about your 11-year old self?Not a place I revisit too regularly, but okay. Late 1970's, fifth to sixth grade, the year of a house move. It was the first year I remember wearing blue jeans as school clothes. We jumped rope, played outside, and watched Happy Days and Little House on the Prairie as if they were religious rites.
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