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National Seafood Bisque Day 2017

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Seafood Bisque Day 2017, October National Food Holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Seafood Bisque Recipe, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: Heavy cream, sherry, a splash of brandy and shellfish make me happy. Chef TJ

National Seafood Bisque Day 2017

Today's Food Holiday, National Seafood Bisque Day

Shrimp Boat

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October 19th is National Seafood Bisque Day. This delicious creamy dish of French origin is a delight for seafood lovers. It can be made from shrimp, lobster or crayfish. The crustaceans are first sautéed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine and aromatic ingredients, before being strained, followed by the addition of cream.

I love bisques of all kinds: pumpkin, butternut squash, tomato and the list goes on and on. In saying that, anything with shellfish in a soup is good for me. Here is my recipe. Feel free to embellish with ingredients of your choice.

Seafood Bisque
An easy to make seafood bisque that'll leave your guests asking for more.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Shrimp, shell on (peeled with shells reserved)
  2. 2 lb Mussels (steamed, with meat removed and liquor set aside)
  3. 2 – 8 oz Pangasius or Swai Filets
  4. Lemon pepper to taste
  5. 1 cup Water
  6. Melted butter, 2 tbsp plus 2 or as needed
  7. 2 Shallots, diced
  8. 2 Carrots, finely diced
  9. 3 Celery Stalks, diced finely
  10. 1 Leek, finely diced
  11. 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  12. 2 cups Dry White Wine
  13. 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  14. 2 Bay Leaves
  15. 3 Sprigs of Thyme, fresh
  16. 1 Tbsp Cracked Black Peppercorn
  17. 2 Qts. Heavy Cream
  18. Salt and pepper to taste
  19. Parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel the shrimp and reserve the shells. Steam mussels and set aside with liqueur reserved. On a lightly greased baking sheet, place fish filets drizzled with butter and add lemon pepper. Cover bottom of pan with 1 cup of water or more to make sure pan is completely covered. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes and remove. Reserve liquid.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt roughly 2 tbsp. butter then add shrimp shells, shallots, carrots, celery and leek. When wilted add garlic, thyme, bay leaves, cracked peppercorns, and tomato paste then cook until garlic aroma is present. Add wine, shellfish liqueur and reduce by one-third. Add shrimp and cook until translucent. Remove shrimp and reserve. Remove bay leaves and thyme sprigs from mixture, then puree in blender or food processor. Strain if desired and return to sauce pan. Add heavy cream and simmer until desired consistency is reached. Add all shell fish and garnish with parsley.
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National Seafood Bisque Day, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about everything travel, food, and entertainment. CJ & TJ

What’s in your travel bag? Autumn Reading

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen 

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Long Weekend East Coast Road Trip

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Aussie Bloggers, Australia Road Trips, Pacific Palms Australia Road Trips, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Sydney Australia, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “Never stop doing things for the first time.” Anonymous

Long Weekend East Coast Road Trip

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Have you got three days to escape the city or have you got longer? Do you want to make the most of it, without spending hours behind the wheel?

The best short getaways send you up the East Coast of Australia, with a few optional pit stops along the way. Grab your keys, jump in your car. It is holiday time, finally!

Sydney to Newcastle

This short trip is the first leg of the adventure. Getting to Newcastle is easy, but picking where to stay while you are here is a little bit harder.Although there are a few free camping spots around, most fill up quickly. If you plan to arrive late, book into a hotel for the evening.

Newcastle is a great place to get your weekend party fix, with multiple clubs and bars, it has the best nightlife on the coast. Visit Darby street for a bite to eat, with most cafes staying open from breakfast until dinner.

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Newcastle to Pacific Palms

Pacific Palms is a quaint coastal town located about four hours North of Sydney. As you drive into the somewhat non-existent town centre you will notice the towering green palms, tanned surfers, and shoeless locals. Adapt to this lifestyle for a few days it will lessen your chances of being treated and charged like a tourist, and it will encourage your mind to relax.

Drop into any one of the little beaches that surround Pacific Palms. Elizabeth Beach, known as Lizzy beach to the locals, is a calm option for families and swimmers. Head into Forster for a more lively town, with shopping and restaurants.

If you’re looking for an amazing taco, and margarita, The Aztec is the place for you. Though, if you’re after something a little more authentically Aussie, drop by The Reef Bar and Grill, one of the most popular local hangouts, and it’s easy to see why. The Reef has unspoiled views of Wallis Lake and is the best place to ring in the evening.

Pacific Palms to Port Stephens

If you’re looking for idyllic coastlines, beautiful walks and great fishing make sure to stop into Port Stephens on your way back to Sydney. Sliding down one of the epic sand dunes, or going for a short bush walk is a nice way to get acquainted with the area. But be careful the Port Stephens area has a certain allure to it that can make you never want to go home.

Port Stephens to Sydney

Getting back to Sydney after three weeks away or even three days away is certain to give you the biggest holiday blues. If you’re looking to kick it, arrive home a few hours early and enjoy the last sunlight near the water.

Can’t get to the water? Get yourself to the closest restaurant, and order a big feast and a couple of drinks to celebrate the end of a great trip.

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Alternatively, you can skip all of the stops and pick one of these stunning beach towns as your ultimate destination. It only adds a few more hours driving, though it means you can relax the rest of your trip! There is also a bunch of great coastal getaways along the South Coast of New South Wales if that is more your style.

Either way, enjoy your long weekend, drive safely and make sure to not face any car hiccups along the way. If you do, remember that roadside assistance is always a good idea and only a phone call away. Or you could spend your weekend camped out in your car, I guess that’s up to you!

Meet our guest blogger: Alex Johnson~ Aussie Adventurer & Lifestyle Blogger – Inspire A Better Life ~ johnsoninspires@gmail.com | http://www.inspireabetterlife.com

Alex is a 23-year-old lover of life, brunch & adventure. After moving to Sydney when finishing a journalism degree, he began his blog Inspire A Better Life to positively influence others to get out there and see all life has to offer. Join Alex as he discovers this life one day at a time, documenting his thoughts and other along the way!

Long Weekend East Coast Road Trip, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel, food, and entertainment. CJ & TJ

Autumn Reading – The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

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National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Creole Foods, Food, Food Blog, Louisiana Gumbo Recipe, National Food Holdiays, National Gumbo Day: Cajun or Creole?, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Gumbo Day

Quote for Today:  Best Gumbo in the World, I “Gar-on-tee.” (Catchphrase, Chef Justin Wilson)

Today October 12th is National Gumbo Day. Being a wannabe Cajun; I believe my recipe for this delicious dish is top-notch. The only problem is that when you serve two hundred bowls of gumbo every day, the one hundred and ninety-five that sings your praises goes over your head and the five that say “it’s not authentic, Creole, Cajun or any other adjective” tends to frustrate you.

Louisiana Bayou

Louisiana Bayou

My first experience mass producing gumbo was my boss who told me that was they made it in “Lafayette” the epicenter of Acadian in Southern Louisiana. The tough part is that if you travel ten miles in any direction from Lafayette the opinion of what gumbo should be will change faster than the weather.

Over the years, I have come up with my own opinion on how to make gumbo and here are my thoughts. First off the most frequent criticism is that it’s not Cajun or Creole. In a nutshell, Cajun Cuisine is derived from French descendants moving south from Nova Scotia and Canada to Southern Louisiana. Creole Cuisine comes from the French aristocracy that settled in New Orleans and was highly influenced by the Spanish, Native American Indians, and slaves brought in from West India, Africa, and the Caribbean.

National Gumbo Day, Shrimp, Sausage, & Chicken Gumbo

Louisiana Gumbo

Gumbo is actually the name of the popular vegetable “okra” brought to the U.S. by African slaves. Here lies the common distinction between Cajun and Creole Gumbo. The Creoles add okra and tomatoes to their stew which added thickening and acidity while the Cajun’s add ground sassafras leaves to thicken their creations. Who came up with the sassafras leaves is another debate. The one common denominator is the rice mounted in the center of the stew to make this dish a complete meal.

Another question for debate is the use of a roux to make a base for your stew and what color it should be. The Cajun version I was initially taught used an extremely dark nutty roux that looked like dark chocolate and was purchased from Poche’s, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. When this product was unavailable, I had to learn to make it on my own. The traditional way of stirring equal amounts of fat and flour over a low flame until it reaches a chocolate and nutty consistency is not feasible in a busy restaurant. Through trial and error, I found the easiest way to achieve this was by placing equal amounts of fat and flour in a heavy baking dish, combining well and stirring often will achieve the same result without the constant babysitting. With these few things in mind, this is how to make a gumbo.

Louisiana Gumbo
A Tasty Louisiana Bayou Gumbo
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb 31-35 Count Shrimp, peeled with shells reserved
  2. 1 lb Andouille Sausage, casing removed, cut on bias
  3. 1 Whole Chicken, cut into eight pieces
  4. 1 Green Bell Pepper, small, diced
  5. 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  6. 6 oz Celery, diced
  7. 2 Jalapenos, diced
  8. 3 Roma Tomatoes, diced
  9. 5 oz All Purpose Flour
  10. 5 oz Vegetable Oil
  11. 2 Bay leaves
  12. 4 oz Scallions, diced thin
  13. 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  14. 1 tsp Thyme, dried
  15. 1 tsp Basil, dried
  16. 20 oz Long Grain Rice Cooked
  17. 1 tbsp Sassafras powder (Fille)
  18. 3 qts Chicken Stock
  19. 1 cup White Wine
  20. 4 ½ cups Water
  21. 5 oz Mustard (Hot Dog)
  22. 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning (Tony Chachere’s)
  23. Vegetable Oil as needed
  24. 1 bunch Parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss chicken pieces in hot dog mustard mixed with Cajun Seasoning until coated. Place on roasting rack in oven for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through. Combine flour and oil in a heavy baking dish and add to the oven where chicken is cooking. Every 15 minutes or so, stir flour mixture well until it reaches a chocolate color and has a nutty aroma.
  2. In a large saucepan, add oil as needed and Andouille sausage, to render the fat out of sausage. Add celery, jalapenos, green peppers and tomatoes; cook roughly 5 minutes or until tender. Drain off fat, reserve vegetables, and add fat back to pan. Add in raw shrimp shells and sauté until they turn bright red. Add wine and water, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper. Strain well, add chicken stock and bring to a low simmer. Add cooked chicken meat and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add roux and mix well. Add shrimp and cook until just tender. Add fille and whisk well, adjust seasoning if needed. Transfer to serving bowls, top with rice and garnish with parsley and scallions. Chef TJ
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Cajun Reflection: Music Clip from Film Southern Comfort

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Autumn Evening Reading – The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

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Big Sandwich Day: Top 5 Spots

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Big Sandwich Day, Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Big Sandwich Day

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Today October 9th is Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie, Hero Day or should we just call it Big Sandwich Day? Below are the top five places to eat a great sandwich today.

Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie & Hero: Top 5 Spots in the U.S.

A) Aaron’s DeliCharleston, South Carolina – This place serves a wide variety of seafood Po’boys on baked Hoagie Buns.  If seafood is not your thing, go for the “Blackbeard” 12 oz Homemade Meatloaf on a Hoagie Roll with gravy and onions.

B)  Paseo: Seattle, Washington – This small establishment has no sign and takes no credit.  They will give you Caribbean Roast Pork Shoulder on a Baguette with Spicy Aioli, fresh Cilantro, caramelized onions and pickled jalapenos. So good will make you forget about Little Havana.

C)  Soda & SwineSan Diego, California – This shrine to the meatball and unique carbonated drinks is a must next time you’re headed towards Tijuana.  Your best bets are the Swine with Smoked Pork, Chipotle, and Pepperjack or the Hen with Chicken, Pesto, and Provolone.

D)  Mangialardo & SonsWashington, D.C. – One day back in the 70’s two FBI Agents came into this Mom & Pop Shop and demanded something special.  Antonio Mangialardo whipped up an Italian Sub piled high with ham, salami, mortadella, pepperoni, provolone, and fontina. When word of this sandwich spread throughout the Justice Department requests for it ran rampant. With all these Feds around it was easy to come up with a name for this sandwich – “The G-Man.”

E) Nardelli’s Grinder ShoppeWaterbury, Connecticut – With multiple locations in Connecticut, they have been serving Grinder’s since 1922.  Try the Prosciutto Hot Pepper Chicken Grinder with the works.  Good luck finishing it.

Big Sandwich Day, National Food Holidays, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel, food, and entertainment. CJ & TJ 

 

Autumn Reading Ideas

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen 

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National Moldy Cheese Day

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Moldy Cheese Day

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Today October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day. I happen to love both repulsive smelling cheese and the variety of items stuffed into a long roll. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses in the world. Here’s my pick of the top five stinkiest kinds of cheese in the world.

National Moldy Cheese Day, Roadtrips R Us, Food HolidaysTop 5 Stinky Cheeses in the World

1) Epoisses: France – Across the pond, they make it raw and unpasteurized. It’s nutty, salty, creamy and yes very stinky. It was also a favorite of Napoleon’s.

2) Taleggio: Italy – This cheese has been around since the 10th Century. It’s really smelly when melted and goes great with fruit such as pears. Taleggio Cheese

3) Stinking Bishop: England – One of the oldest cheeses in the world dating back to the Cistercian Monks. It contains pasteurized Gloucestershire Cow’s Milk and is washed with Stinking Bishop Pear Juice.

4) Pont L’Eveque: France – This French delicacy dates back to the 13th Century. You want to get this cheese wrapped well unless you want everything in your refrigerator to taste like it. If you can’t handle this smell, get rid of the moist crust. Even though it is smelly, it is one of the tastiest.

5) Roquefort: France – One of the most sought-after cheeses in the world. Roquefort is made from unpasteurized milk and can be dangerous. Australia and New Zealand banned the import of this wonderful blue-veined cheese until recently.

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Autumn Evening Reading 

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

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Top Spots for Authentic Pierogies: National Pierogi Day

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Pierogi Food Holiday, Restaurants Serving Pierogies, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pierogies, National Pierogi Day

Pierogies 

National Pierogi Day

Today, October 8th is National Pierogi Day.  These delicious morsels are dumplings made up of unleavened dough.  They are first boiled then baked or fried.  Similar other dumplings are found worldwide.  The Italians have Ravioli and Tortellini among others.  The Koreans have Mandu while the Japanese love their Gyoza.  In the U. S. communities with large numbers of Eastern European immigrants, such as Pittsburgh, Chicago and Cleveland have made the Pierogi a mainstay on local menus. 

Top Spots for Authentic Pierogies

Mrs. T’s in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania has been turning out Pierogies from their original recipe since 1952.  Today their kitchens produce over 13 million Pierogies per week.  You can order these online and  I would suggest the potato, spinach, and feta.  Another great place Pierogies Plus in Pittsburgh where you can go to the store and buy assorted Pierogi by the dozen.  Just like Mrs. T’s they ship from the East Coast all the way to Alaska and Hawaii.  Apparently, Pittsburgh eats eleven times more Pierogi than any other city in the U. S.  The Pittsburgh Pirates even host a Pierogi Race between innings at every home game.  There are lots of Pierogi recipes for making them at home.  Most say the secret involves using cooked potato or sour cream as part of the dough.  If you would just like to sit down and let the experts serve you, here are a few places to go.

Sokolowskis University Inn Cleveland, Ohio – This place serves cafeteria style Polish cuisine that has been featured on the Food Network.  Pick up your tray, napkin, and silverware then head down the line.  Desserts are first, then on the to Stuffed Cabbage, Chicken Paprikash, and of course Pierogies.  Make sure you save room for the salad bar. 

Staropolska Restaurant: 3030 North Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois – This place has been a staple of Polish cuisine for over three decades.  Known for its consistent food and service as well as prices make it one of the best lunch and family dinner places around.  Try the cheese and potato or mushroom and sauerkraut Pierogies. 

The Polonez RestaurantMilwaukee, Wisconsin – Family owned and operated since 1983, Polonez has been praised on screen and print more times than I wish to list.  Go for the Pan Fried Pierogies with sauerkraut or ground pork and beef.  One of the other dishes being raved about is the Czarnina Soup from a recipe developed by the chef and his Mom. 

 VeselkaNew York – This 24 hour Ukrainian Diner has a huge menu to browse through.  For 58 years, they have been serving Eastern Block Soul Food for hungry New Yorkers.  If the menu leaves you in limbo about what to order, try the Ukrainian Meat Plate.  Here you get 2 Meat, 2 Potato Pierogi and Meat Stuffed Cabbage with Mushroom Gravy.  It also comes with your choice of soup, sour cream and beet and horseradish salad.

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What’s in your travel bag?  

Autumn Reads: The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

 
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National Food Holidays – October 2017

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Auguste Escoffier Quotes, Daily Food Holidays - October 2017, Food, Food Blog, Monthly Food Holidays - October 2017, National Food Holidays - October 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “The greatest dishes are very simple.”  Auguste Escoffier, the “Emperor of Chefs

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Horn of Plenty

Here’s a look at this month’s food holidays. If you’d like to see more, go to our Annual Listing of National Food Holidays. You can plan now to celebrate these food holidays. Do you have some good recipes for these food holidays? Share them with us and we’ll post with our food recipes and give you credit.

National Food Holidays – October 2017

Monthly Food Holidays – October

National Apple Month

National Applejack Month

National Caramel Month

National Chili Month

National Cookie Month

National Dessert Month

National Pasta Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pizza Festival Month

National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

Daily Food Holidays – October

October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day

October 2: National Fried Scallops Day 

October 3: National Caramel Custard Day

October 4: National Taco Day

October 5: National Apple Betty Day

October 6: National Noodle Day 

October 7: National Frappe Day

October 8: National Fluffernutter Day, and National Pierogi Day

October 9: National Moldy Cheese Day, and National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day  

October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day

October 12: National Gumbo Day

October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14: National Dessert Day

October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day, National Roast Pheasant Day, and National Mushroom Day

October 16: National Liqueur Day

October 17: National Pasta Day

October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day 

October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day Seafood Bisque Recipe

October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22: National Nut Day 

October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24: National Bologna Day

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

October 26: National Pumpkin Day

October 27: National Potato Day

October 28: National Chocolate Day, and National Wild Foods Day

October 29: National Oatmeal Day

October 30: National Candy Corn Day   

October 31: National Candy Apple Day

October 2017 National Food Holidays, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel, food, and music. CJ & TJ

 

Autumn Reads 

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen – A Southern Twist of Fate!

 

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BBQ Made Easy: Home Cooking

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in BBQ Made Easy, BBQ Video, Food, Food Blog, Meal Planning, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized, YouTube Video | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: What would you attempt to barbecue if you knew you could not fail? – Robert Schuller

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BBQ Made Easy: Home Cooking

Today was TJ’s day off so we wanted to treat his parents to a home cooked BBQ dinner. Our dinner was BBQ Ribs, Broccoli Casserole, and Corn on the Cob, Cornbread Muffins, and a delicious salad served with southern sweet tea.

How To Make BBQ Ribs in the Oven

TJ loves cooking food and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. The YouTube Video below shows his easy recipe for preparing BBQ Ribs in your home oven. Enjoy!

The recipe for the Broccoli Casserole is simple, quick and will easily fit into the oven for cooking in the last 25-30 minutes before the ribs are done. Here’s the recipe!

Broccoli Casserole
Serves 6
An easy and quick recipe for broccoli casserole. A tasty side dish for BBQ and other entrees.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr 50 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr 50 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  2. 1 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  4. 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  5. 2 eggs, light beaten
  6. 2 cups stuffing mix, crushed
  7. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, mayonnaise, cheese, soup and eggs.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Place the mixture in pan.
  6. Top with stuffing mix and pour the melted butter evenly over the topping.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set and browned.
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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Producer Dave Cobb, Recording Artists, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Oak Ridge Boys, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, Travel Blog | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey

The Oak Ridge Boys Announce New Album

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Country music fans of The Oak Ridge Boys have something to look forward to in the first quarter of 2018. The Country Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY award winners announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ “The Boys Are Back” album released in 2009.For the new project, Cobb’s vision will take the group back to their gospel music roots and the early days of rock and roll. In these times the music was richly influenced by black gospel, spiritual music. The Oaks’ will be changing direction with this new recording. The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

About the Group

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.

Since 1973, the current lineup—William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall have been steady chart-toppers. They have celebrated two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 hits “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and much more.

This new album project is exciting news for music fans waiting to experience the new soulful notes of The Oak Ridge Boys. To catch them on tour – Visit their website for the latest information. 

The Oak Ridge Boys, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe invite you to follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel, food, and music. CJ & TJ

Autumn Reading Ideas

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen

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Weekly Food Holidays: September 25-October 1

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Uncategorized, Weekly Food Holidays: September 25- October 1 | 0 comments

Quote of the Day: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”  J.R.R. Tolkien 

Here’s a look at this week’s food holidays. If you’d like to see more, go to our Annual Listing of National Food Holidays. You can plan now to celebrate this week’s food holidays. Do you have some good recipes for these food holidays? Share them with us and we’ll post with our food recipes and give you credit.

Weekly Food Holidays: September 25-October 1

Weekly Food Holidays: September 25-October 1, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog

September 25: National Crab Meat Newburg Day, and National Lobster Day

September 26: National Pancake Day

September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day, and National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 28: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

September 30: National Mulled Cider Day

October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day

Weekly Food Holidays: September 25-October 1, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food BlogWe hope you enjoy our posts about food holidays. Check out our updated website by MW Graphic Designs. We hope you’ll follow our blog and connect on social media where we post daily about travel, food, and music. CJ & TJ

Autumn Reads 

The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen– Can you ever leave the past behind? Crime fiction-Mystery-Romantic Suspense

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