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Recipe #59 - Colcannon 

Potato recipes are exhausting. You have to peel them, chop them, boil them, and mash ‘em which all takes its toll on the wrist let me tell ya.

Okay, enough complaining. Overall, this was fun to make and an interesting experience. I’ve never actually bought/worked with cabbage before, believe it or not. I was excited I could use our big knife. It made me feel like a real chef. :)

As I said in my other post, I wasn’t really as much a fan of eating the cabbage as I was of working with it. My sister explained it very well, she said that my Colcannon tasted like it was made by a mom that was trying to get her kids to eat green veggies so she hid them in mashed potatoes. The whole time I was eating it I was basically thinking “wow I wish this was just normal mashed potatoes.” 

So my advice to those who think they may have similar tastes is, make this recipe but leave out the cabbage. Everything else: the green onions, the parsley, the butter, milk, and bacon, was fantastic but the cabbage? It felt unneeded. Maybe try kale instead. 

(According to my research, they used to eat colcannon in Ireland on Halloween and hide prizes like coins in the mix. Sounds dangerous haha. Good to know I’m making this in the right season though!)

Recipe:

Here is my source *I cut this recipe in half and it was still a lot

-2 lbs cabbage

-2 cups water

-4 pounds potatoes

-2 cups milk

-1 cup green onions

-salt & pepper

-1/4 cup butter

-crumbled bacon

-parsley

That’s it for today folks. Friendly reminder that I’m doing game recipes ONLY for awhile because of school. Next time, I’ll tackle MED for the first time ever! 

Recipe Number 59 - Colcannon
Colcannon is a recipe based on one of the foods Nancy can buy from Deli Shuss in The Silent Spy. Doing some research on this, I found out it originally came from Ireland. Go figure. 
Colcannon is a time-consuming mashed potato recipe full of shredded cabbage and topped with parsley, butter and bacon. I used the most dishes I’ve used in awhile making this and had about 4 things cooking at once. The 2 hours I spent making this were jam-packed. Not much waiting around. 
While I thought this tasted good I felt the cabbage disturbed the mashed potatoes smooth texture too much. Next time I make this I’ll boil the cabbage longer so it’s more mushy and easier to eat. 
I recommend eating this with a lot of salt and butter for the best taste! :)

Recipe Number 59 - Colcannon

Colcannon is a recipe based on one of the foods Nancy can buy from Deli Shuss in The Silent Spy. Doing some research on this, I found out it originally came from Ireland. Go figure. 

Colcannon is a time-consuming mashed potato recipe full of shredded cabbage and topped with parsley, butter and bacon. I used the most dishes I’ve used in awhile making this and had about 4 things cooking at once. The 2 hours I spent making this were jam-packed. Not much waiting around. 

While I thought this tasted good I felt the cabbage disturbed the mashed potatoes smooth texture too much. Next time I make this I’ll boil the cabbage longer so it’s more mushy and easier to eat. 

I recommend eating this with a lot of salt and butter for the best taste! :)

Anonymous said: Hello. Could you check out my blog on wordpress: itsuptoyouasnancydrew

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U-uh. Yeah, sure. You do know you sent me this ask 7 times right??

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and guess it was just tumblr being stupid. 

ANYWAY, I checked out your wordpress blog and really enjoyed it. It’s cool to see someone else tackle all the Nancy Drew recipes. You’ve even done recipes I haven’t gotten around to like the parfait from DAN. Nice. 

I once tried making Cluecrewcookin on wordpress but it was just too much work having my blog in two places. However, I’m impressed by how snazzy and clean wordpress blogs look.

Good luck anon! I hope you get all the followers you deserve :) 

(I would suggest we do some kinda collab but that’d be pretty hard unless we shared a kitchen haha.) 

(Has anyone ever had/made consomme? It keeps coming up in Nancy Drew stuff and I wonder if it would be worth a try :P)

Recipe #58 - The Sign of the Twisted Candles’ Nut Bread

Yayyy! I got to use my birthday presents already :) I used my new whisk and my new mixer. I took pics of them in-action above.

This recipe was fun and easy, just the kind of baking I like. The only weird part was working with black, thawing bananas (which you can see at the edge of the ingredients photo). The whole time I was peeling and mashing them I was thinking of that line from “Your a Mean One Mr.Grinch” about the greasy, black peel…

Despite the superficial ugliness of the bananas though, they were perfect for the bread, very soft, easy to mush, and packed with flavor. I was pleased by how easy to mix all of these ingredients were. Usually with bread recipes the mixer attachments will get caught in the thick mixture and you’ll have to hand-mix it to soften it up. The recipe I was following had me add the flour in at the very last minute which I think contributed to this. Or maybe my new mixer is just really good haha. 

Anyway, I’ve been eating banana bread for years so the taste of this was no big surprise. Tastes just like my Mama makes :) I can’t stress enough that eating banana bread with peanut butter is the best way to eat it. When the bread is still warm the peanut butter melts and mmmmmmmm so yummy…

Recipe for The Sign of the Twisted Candles’ Nut Bread:

(Yeah “The Sign of the Twisted Candles” is a weird name for an inn…)

Here is my source

-1 1/4 cup flour

-1 tsp baking soda

-1/2 tsp fine salt

-2 large eggs

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

-1 stick unsalted butter

-1 cup sugar

-3 very ripe bananas

-1/2 cup walnut pieces

I already had the majority of these ingredients so I’m guessing this is a recipe that would be pretty accessible to a lot of you. I recommend you start freezing your old bananas for when you have the time haha. And if you do wanna tackle some banana-nut bread, check out my source page! 

See you next time when I revisit, The Silent Spy :D

Recipe Number 58 - The Sign of the Twisted Candles’ Nut Bread

"The Sign of the Twisted Candles’ Nut Bread" is a recipe inspired by a rather large food order Nancy makes at book 9’s titular inn. The nut bread is included in a meal purchased in order to celebrate a lonely, old man’s 100th birthday. 

There are many types of “nut bread” but my favorite is definitely banana nut bread, so that’s what I went with here. My mom has been making me banana bread every month since before I can remember. We always have some overripe bananas in the freezer just for that purpose. It was high time I tackled the recipe myself.

This was easy and very satisfying. My kitchen smelled fantastic, the loaf came out beautifully shaped (thanks to a loaf-pan we have) and the fresh bread tasted sinfully good with a peanut butter spread. This is a filling, sweet treat that I’d recommend to anyone. It also makes an awesome breakfast! 

cluecrewcookin:

thecrazyhouse said:AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A GOOD “AHHH” OR A BAD “AHHH” AND FRANKLY, I’M ALARMED 

thecrazyhouse said: ITS A GOOD AHHH I AM VERY EXCITED. I WANT TO COOK EVERYTHING NOW.

Phew that’s good. And in that case, I’ll join you in your enthusiasm. 

COOOOOOKINNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

thecrazyhouse said:AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A GOOD “AHHH” OR A BAD “AHHH” AND FRANKLY, I’M ALARMED 

(You can expect a recipe later today! This will be my last book recipe for awhile. I won’t have time to read Nancy Drew books during school unfortunately. I’ll be returning to game-only recipes for the semester.)

(Cluecrewcookin Mod’s B.Day Haul!
Hey Super Sleuths. Just wanted to share some behind-the-scenes junk. I just celebrated my 22nd birthday and, in support of my blog, my family gave me a ton of new kitchen things that I needed. 
I got:
-A pie dish
-A hand mixer (with 3 attachments :D)
-A citrus juicer (I’ve been using my hands up until now)
-A corn off-the-cob cutter
-A whisk (I didn’t have one believe it or not!)
-2 New oven mitts!
Just wanted to share because this brightened my day and made me excited to do future recipes. I’ll be doing a book recipe next. See you then! :D)

(Cluecrewcookin Mod’s B.Day Haul!

Hey Super Sleuths. Just wanted to share some behind-the-scenes junk. I just celebrated my 22nd birthday and, in support of my blog, my family gave me a ton of new kitchen things that I needed. 

I got:

-A pie dish

-A hand mixer (with 3 attachments :D)

-A citrus juicer (I’ve been using my hands up until now)

-A corn off-the-cob cutter

-A whisk (I didn’t have one believe it or not!)

-2 New oven mitts!

Just wanted to share because this brightened my day and made me excited to do future recipes. I’ll be doing a book recipe next. See you then! :D)