While Nana’s Whimsies takes a travel day today, it is my pleasure to offer you three Tuesday Quick Picks.
Here are some fabulous flavors I’m enjoying this November….
Maggie served me these delicious muffins last weekend. They are wonderful toasted. I saw Land O’ Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Spread on a food blog I read daily. The spread is amazing and a match made in heaven on these English muffins. Yum!
A friend at work does not drink coffee so she drinks a cup of chai tea every morning. She told me about this Oregon Chai tea concentrate and suggested I mix it with milk, about half and half. It is as good as any chai latte you can buy at a coffee shop. I have found it at both Walmart and Kroeger. It is a little sweet for me so I mix in some brewed Chai tea for a slightly stronger chai taste. I have a cup of hot tea most every afternoon in the winter and a cup of this chai is a satisfying treat.
Extra Special Mashed Potatoes
I am a big fan of Ina Garten of Food Network. So when I received the November issue of Food Network Magazine with Ina featured on the cover I was a happy camper, er, happy cook. I have tweaked her recipe for mashed potatoes that is featured in that issue, but I am here to tell you, if you add some of this Boursin cheese spread to your regular mashed potato recipe, it will enhance the flavor. Mashed potatoes with this cheese added are delicious. Just a little bit will turn ordinary mashed potatoes into something very special.