Christmas Menu…


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Ali in the Valley’s

Annual Christmas Menu

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Gumbo

Fried Chicken

Mac & Cheese

Greens

Homemade Apple Pie


Cranberry Champagne Cocktail


Gumbo Recipe


Fried Chicken


Mac and Cheese


Southern Style Greens


Homemade Apple Pie


Southern Style Greens...

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time1 hr

Total Time1 hr 5 mins

Servings: 6 to 8

Author: Alison Ball

Ingredients

  1. 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  2. 4 slices of bacon diced (optional)

  3. 1 yellow onions diced

  4. 4 garlic cloves minced

  5. 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar optional

  6. 2 packages of mixed greens 2 lbs

  7. 2 cups of chicken stock option use vegetable stock

  8. 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

  9. 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider wine vinegar

  11. 1 lemon sliced

  12. 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Over medium heat, fry the bacon strips until crisp, about 5 minutes. (If not adding bacon) Start here: Add olive oil, cook the onions, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and cook, stirring, until melted. Add the greens then the chicken stock, add the rest of the ingredients. Blend all the ingredients and cook until wilted, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning to taste. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.


Homemade Apple Pie

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time50 mins

Total Time1 hr 10 mins

Servings: 8

Author: Alison Ball

Ingredients

  1. 2 9- inch pie crusts one for the top crust, one for the bottom crust

  2. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  3. 3/4 cup sugar

  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  6. Dash of salt

  7. 2 tablespoons butter

  8. 6 cups thinly sliced and cored apple

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in the apples. Place into pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top crust to the bottom by pinching the edges together. Cover edge of the crust with a three inch strip of aluminum foil. Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.

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