Christmas Eve Tradition – Tourtiere

MERRY CHRISTMAS   Tourtiere is our Christmas Eve tradition. The second pie is going home with Matt and Dana. I like mine served with gravy. Moe likes his with a tomato chili sauce. Tourtiere PRINT RECIPE This filling is for one pie. I usually triple the ingredients and make three at a time. I bake…

Cranberry and Pistachio Baguettes

A new twist on an old favourite. Cranberry and Pistachio Baguettes This is my recreation of a bread I sampled in a Victoria bakery. The dough was started with a Biga and an additional 8 cups of flour for a double batch. After two rises the dough was refrigerated overnight and then used today  to…

Roast Chicken Dinner

I’ve posted this dinner and variations many times since I started this blog. Since Thibeault’s Table is basically a record of my day to day cooking,  and we had  roast chicken  this week, I’m posting a Roast Chicken Dinner once again. This was an almost four pound chicken that I presalted 36 hours before roasting….

Steelhead Salmon

On may way home from work tonight,  I detoured down through Cowichan Bay  so I could stop at my favourite seafood store  – Cowichan Bay Seafoods. I had intended to pick up Halibut.     But instead of Halibut I decided to try fresh caught Steelhead Salmon. This is the first time I have cooked…

Christmas Baking Revisited

It isn’t too late to do a little Holiday Baking. Here are a few of my favourite cookies and sweets,  Shortbread My friend Patty shared this recipe with me and it has been a  season favourite for almost 40 years. PRINT  SHORTBREAD RECIPE Crisp Chocolate Truffles Centres PRINT CRISP CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE RECIPE These are my…

On The Menu ………..

A few of our recent meals. Italian Chicken  One of my ‘go to meals’ when I want something quick and easy.  One of Moe’s favourite dinners. Cream of Mushroom Soup Lunch  One day last week. Garnished with homemade croutons.  Grilled Chicken Breasts  Served with Roasted Potatoes and local Shiitake Mushrooms. Breakfast Bacon, Potato and Green…

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Golden Fruitcake

I have Cathy – Wives with Knives –  to thank for this wonderful Golden Fruitcake. Not being a fan of raisins, currants, peel or dried and candied fruits,I’ve never cared for fruitcakes. This cake is different  though – first of all the batter is a buttery golden cake batter and although the original recipe is…