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Monday, January 25, 2010

It's A - Z Monday Again! We're Foodies Now!!

Yippee! It's A - Z Monday and we're doing foods this time around. Thanks Jen for starting us up again. I, for one, have missed my A, B, C's!!
A is for ARTICHOKE. Boy, do we love artichokes in our home. You can steam them with a bit of olive oil drizzled on them. You can eat them on top of pizza. You can stuff their little folds with bread crumbs flavored with basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. We always like to serve them with drawn butter for the optimum numbers of calories. Ha!

We like the ones in the jar as well as fresh ones. If fact, we just had some in our Incredible Savory Egg Pie yesterday for brunch. That was soooo delicious. The Egg Pie is blog friend Caroline's recipe and I'll share it with you all when we get to the letter E. Bet you can't wait! For artichoke health & nutrition facts just click here.

Now let's all go on over to Jen's sidebar to see what's cookin' on the other A - Z folk's blogs! Happy Monday to you!

love, Cassie

13 comments:

Mildred said...

I have to confess I've never eaten artichoke! I'll be looking forward to the recipe. Nice to be visiting through A-Z again! Have a nice week Cassie.

Margaret said...

This is my daughter's favorite food. And it's pretty high on my list, too!

Dorothy said...

I'm with Mildred.... I've never eaten Artichoke either! I must have led a sheltered life!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I think I have eaten Artichokes --but it's been a long time. I do remember eating a delicious Spinach/Artichokes DIP... That one is YUMMY.

Hugs,
Betsy

Loui said...

Hi Cassie..
Artichokes..and Asparagus
those two are high on my list of LEAST favorite veggies..
'nuff said!
on a personal note..
I learned to cook out of desperation at age 12..my mom unfortunately was not a good cook..so I quickly became the household chef..
and to this day, I think of the cookbook from eons ago called the I HATE TO COOK COOKBOOK..by Peg Bracken..
if there is a shortcut, I'll take it..but I am a very accomplished cook..WHEN I wish to be.
One thing I do enjoy is making jams, jellies, preserves and hot pepper sauce!
enjoy the applebutter!
warm hugs!
Loui♥

Jen said...

Happy Monday Cassie--so glad you are having fun with A-Z.
I have never eaten an artichoke. I guess you will learn from this meme that I am one picky eater. ha.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love artichokes too. I eat them on salad all the time. (the jarred ones)
Yummy!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I adore artichokes but my hubby abhors them - so I keep a jar in the fridge but rarely get to have a fresh one.

Great meme.

Lynn

Ben said...

Nice choice - hard to find around here but maybe we should seek them out.

Grandma J said...

Perfect A food! I think this version of A to Z is going to be fun! Maybe a bit challenging too :)

Daisy said...

Cassie, great choice for "A" week. I have had artichokes. Pass the dipping butter, please! :D Happy Monday to you!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

I'm with Sue, I just love the jarred ones on salad or mixed in with pasta. There isn't a veggie I don't like, and I really like artichokes!

Stine in Ontario said...

MMMMMmmmm. Artichokes!