Off for a short vacation

We are off tomorrow morning for a short trip to visit some friends and celebrate the holiday with a whole lot of cooking. So between now and this coming Monday, there should be very few new posts here, if any at all. Then it will pick up again.

Uses for Coca-Cola

The things one learns from one's parents... My mother suggested that for roasting a brisket, it will be nice and tender if you pour a can of Coca-Cola into the pan before roasting. I tried it last night, and the results are truly amazing. No, there is no caramel-sugar taste, just delightfully tender meat. It is worth a try.

My father remembered something from his janitor days about using the same substance to clean porcelain or unclog toilet drains or something of the like, but chances are I am less likely to try this.