As I've been cooking almost strictly with things in our pantry, I invented a chocolate ice cream recipe out of necessity. Stef says it is the best chocolate ice cream she has ever had period, which is praise she does not give out easily...
I was shocked to find a quick roll recipe that was good. These are the best rolls I have ever made while not being directly supervised by my mother-in-law. I got this recipe from: http://www.food.com/recipe/bread-rolls-246317. You can click the link and get it from there, or else I've pasted it below, in case it ever disappears from the other site.
I need to get in the holiday spirit soon, so I think it is time to add some more family holiday recipes here. My mom just asked whether we want her to send us some of that Tang drink that is Merle's recipe. I had forgotten to make that the last few years! I searched my email and found this recipe, which I had given to her and my sister upon request.
3 oz. Countrytime Lemonade (I think it is about half of the amount of Tang)
A decent imitation Indian meal. Of course there are lots of shortcuts. If you do it right and roast your own spices and grill your chicken it will be even better.
Chop and sautee four or five onions with a few cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed). Put in crockpot with 32 ozs of tomato sauce and 8 ozs heavy cream. Add two tablespoons garam masala seasoning (I am lazy, if I did it properly I would make my own garam masala seasoning with cinnamon, roasted cardamom, etc... if not, you can find a decent garam masala through Amazon.) one tablespoon of salt and cayenne pepper to taste (that is, to your heat preference). Cook for as long as you can (pref a couple of hours). At some point, blend the onions in with a stick mixer.
Keep a close watch over temp once you have added the cream. Crockpot on low...
Serve over Chicken Tikka and Rice.
Chicken Tikka is made by cubing chicken and marinating overnight in a mixture of plain yoghurt and curry seasoning. Then roast in the oven (pref. broil) spread out on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. (Or do it the hard way - skewer and barbecue the chicken cubes)