April 29, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes XXXVII

The Thesis-In-Progress Edition
(forgive me, folks, I've got thesis on the brain. My defense meeting is May 26th!)

Abstract (Drinks):
The Carnival of the Recipes is a weekly roundup of the best recipes of the blogosphere. Individual bloggers submit recipes of their choice for all comers to enjoy. The posts are collected by a single host, and the links are provided by the host on each Friday, unless life intervenes. The Carnival has become more popular as time has gone on, and in addition to the usual main dishes and desserts, bloggers often submit unusual recipes or advice on cooking, as in B.Durbin of Booklore's Coconut-Hazelnut Smoothie and Recipe Challenge.

Chapter 1 Starting a Carnival (Soups, Salads, and Sauces):
The Carnival of the Recipes was started by Beth Donovan as a way for all of the blogosphere cooks to exchange their favorite recipes and get ideas. Soups, Salads, and Sauces are all an important part of a meal: adding to the main dish, cleansing the palate, bookending a fabulous meal. Recipes that you can use to start a meal this week include:
Jeff's Substitute A1 sauce from Ponytailed Conservative
The Queen's Spaghetti Sauce (or Dean's Favorite Pot Roast) from the Queen of all Evil
Split Pea Soup from Tanker at Mostly Cajun
Bean soup with Hambone from Bo the Nook of A Geezer's Corner
Tortilla Soup from Owlish of Owlish Mutterings
Bachelor Salad from Boxing Alcibiades

Chapter 2 Tempting the Palate (Appetizers and Sides):
Side dishes and appetizers are crucial to a successful meal. Guests come together over appetizers, and get a chance to socialize before the heavy food in the main course. Side Dishes give the main course a special extra zip. You might want to try out the effect of some of these:
Sausage and Cheese Snacks from Prochien Amy
Something-Or-Other Rice from David of Third World County
Jalapeño and Cheese Latkes from David G at Daily Pundit

Chapter 3 The Main Event (Main Dishes):
The main dish is the centerpiece of every meal, and consistently is the main focus of the Carnival of the Recipes. Main dish recipes are shared from house to house, from generation to generation. These recipes are shared in the same spirit:
Portobello and Bow Tie Pasta from Oddybobo
Gehockteh Leber from Ellison of Blog D'Ellison
Stuffed Zucchini from VW of One Happy Dog Speaks
Beef Tamales from the Redneck Gormet
Stuffed Salmon from Kevin at Technogypsy
Pizza (everything from tips to a dough recipe) from the AnarchAngel
Crawfish Etoufee (easy and hard methods) from Shawn of Everything and Nothing
Fava Beans with Sausage from Bo the Nook of A Geezer's Corner
Pepper Vodka Chicken from FrazzledDad
Italian Omelets from Ted at Rocket Jones
Landlocked Mussels from Punctilious at Blog O'Ram
Grillade Penne with Tomato Gravy from Christina of Feisty Repartee

Chapter 4 Finishing Touches (Desserts and Sweets):
Dessert isn't just the last course, it's often the best course. So in this case we're saving the best for last. And I guess we'll make this short and sweet:
Sweet Haggis (no intestines, no liver) from Donna at PajamaPundits
Fudge Cake with Whipped Amaretto Icing from Christina of Feisty Repartee
Orange Refrigerator Cookies from Be of Bebere.com
Fruit Pizza from Tinker at The Secret Life of Shoes
Key Lime Cream Cheese Pie from Songstress7 at News From the Great Beyond
Mud Cookies from Sissy of And What Next
Crackling Cookies from triticale
Doctor Bird Cake from Dave of The Glittering Eye
Conor's Birthday Cheesecake from Mary Beth of Random Thoughts

Chapter 5 Future Directions:
Next week's Carnival of the Recipes is hosted by Kevin at Technogypsy

Appendices (late arrivals):
Dinner in a Bowl from Sisu Sissy
Avgolemono Soup from Countertop of Countertop Chronicles

Hopefully all the trackbacks went through... If you didn't get one email me. The pinger is acting up...

Posted by caltechgirl at April 29, 2005 12:41 AM

EXCELLENT job on the roundup! And no, I am NOT just saying that because I was included! *LOL*

You've got me tempted to offer to host sometime, just so I can see if I can as well.

Posted by: Jeff (Ponytailed Conservative, no longer Au Fait) at April 29, 2005 01:58 AM


Posted by: Ted at April 29, 2005 06:11 AM

Great job! But one minor correction: "Gehockte Leber" (Chopped Liver) is an appetizer, not a main dish. Not that I haven't tried, of course...but it's way too heavy to use as an entrée. Heh.

Posted by: Elisson at April 29, 2005 06:12 AM

Great Job!

Posted by: Oddybobo at April 29, 2005 08:12 AM

Tempted, heh. I'd *love* to host sometime. Probably help my cooking quite a bit...

Gotta love that fruit pizza, too.

Posted by: Boxing Alcibiades at April 29, 2005 09:51 AM

If you want to host, just email Beth or send it to the recipe.carnival address to get put on the list....

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 29, 2005 09:58 AM


Thank you!

Posted by: Christina at April 29, 2005 10:02 AM

Looks yummy! I like the format - easy to read!

Posted by: vw bug at April 29, 2005 11:23 AM

Wonderful job! Break a leg with that other (ahem) thing on the side you're working on, too...

Posted by: Be at April 29, 2005 11:26 AM

Egad. I missed the deadline. Here's my recipe for Dinner in a bowl: Salad with Chicken and Sausage

Posted by: Sissy Willis at April 29, 2005 11:36 AM

adding it now, Sissy!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 29, 2005 11:40 AM

Thanks for posting my late arrival, caltechgirl! :)

Posted by: Sissy Willis at April 29, 2005 11:54 AM

Thanks for getting my late entry in.

Looks like another great carnival!

Posted by: countertop at April 29, 2005 12:28 PM

InstaLanche! Congratulations. :)

Posted by: Sissy Willis at April 29, 2005 02:23 PM

Great job girly!! This and your school stuff...impressive!

Posted by: Sissy at April 30, 2005 12:09 AM