After two home-run dishes at Thanksgiving with the Perrymans today, I need to recognize some key “ingredients”:
First, I’d like to thank Aunt Mary and Uncle Rick for giving me their delicious recipe for Spinach Madeleine (and my parents, for making me try this traditional Berryhill family dish every year until I started liking it as a teenager.)
Secondly, I would like to thank Southern Living for printing a fantastic recipe for Chocolate-Praline Cake in their 2001 holiday issue. I am not ashamed to confess that I absolutely picked out the cake from the picture. I am also not ashamed to confess that my cake looked AND tasted every bit as good as the picture below–yum!
I need to thank Trey Perryman for scrubbing all of the dishes I used this morning. He would vehemently deny it, but he is a saint in the making for all of the dishes he did without complaint just today.
I’d also like to thank my husband for slaving over these two dishes with me this morning. Our cooking teamwork this morning was wonderful.
Finally, thank you Baby Franco for enduring all of the squeezing from the numerous Braxton-Hicks contractions I had all day while I cooked. You are such a good sport and a sweet baby already!