Today’s Recipe and Location: Giblet Gravy
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Pages: 251 - 253 Copyright: 2013 Harper Collins OR
I figured out that there are about 150 calories per serving, if ¼ cup servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)
|Here is the nasty looking neckbone,|
and the goodies I peeled off of it.
The rest was already cut up
and in a bowl.
|This is the leftover liquid that is also used in the gravy|
|OMG, you can see all of the flavors and goodness. |
I wish I had a big spoon!
I absolutely love this gravy. This gravy is so rich and decadent that I could eat it at every meal. I like all of the giblets, because they gave the gravy texture and a rich taste. The directions were similar to how I have made it in the past, but they add some fat and then what was left in the pan was slightly different. All I know it that it is one of the best gravies I have ever eaten.
The other day I was thinking about the cartoons we had on the TV when I was a kid. I was never a cartoon or animated fan. I was reading a wonderful book called Wonder by R.J. Palacio when it made a reference to Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. That reference just made me sit there and smile. I also started remembering characters like Quick Draw McGraw, Foghorn Leghorn and Wiley Coyote. I also liked Pepe le Pew, Boris and Natasha, Huckleberry Hound, Yosemite Sam, and an oldie but goodie – Top Cat.
I am quite shocked that the names came flooding back into my head. Who sticks out in your mind?
I was fortunate enough to share my home for a short time with my niece, Rachel. One of my favorite memories is when Rachel received a stuffed animal, she named Zeke, from a friend of mine named Jenny Felt. Zeke was a sheltie stuffed animal and strongly resembled my dog Zoe. Rachel wanted a "Z" name and came up with Zeke. This stuffed animal was pretty large and somewhere in between Zoe and Zeffe’s size.
|This is Rachel a few years ago at a Christmas Party|
|I had to cover my bed with a sheet |
so Willow and Sage don't destroy my comforter.
Here is our beloved Zeke who looks nothing like Willow,
because Zoe was redder, like Zeke
|Doesn't Willow look thrilled?|
One day I was walking down the hall and spotted two of the dogs against the wall. I thought it was Zoe and Zeffe, but discovered one was Zeke. Rachel came around the corner and said, “There you are Zeke.” I burst out laughing because it was amazing how much he looked like Zoe.
Zeke still lives here in my sewing room, and I plan to give him to Rachel as a gift when she has her first child. He is a little roughed up, and his fur is no longer beautiful, due to washings, but he was once the love of her life thus making him a wonderful keepsake for my fabulous niece.