Yes for everyone else, they’re getting ready to sit down to their table and eat.
Not us college students. I don’t know about you but I’m swamped in papers, exams, creative projects, and quizzes falling out of my ass. Deep breath everyone.
I’m needing serious ME TIME lol…but I digress
Also, this is the first year me and my family will experience Thanksgiving without our matriarch.
Her and my mother helped me hone my cooking skills. Since I can’t share with her, I figured this is the best way for me to share with EVERYONE in her honor.
It was hit with my family. If you like it, share please.
Thanksgiving for Two: College Edition
Okay look, there is no shortcut for great dressing but I can give you this cheap college guide to the rest.
Yes, this dessert is Mississippi Approved and the first of many…the rest is coming sooner than you think.
If you’re a visual learner still trying to navigate cooking and finding your own style and flavors I love Pinterest and Youtube. I use them both to help me become a better cook. It’s all seasoning, chemistry, and execution.
Links to the sites that helped inspire this dessert: Stove Top Kisses is totally herself
My recipe produces half of the one linked above, and serves at least two people.
- 2 Cans of Great Value Peaches (I had already threw the other one away in the pic lol)
- Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix (brand doesn’t matter)
- A little less than half cup of white sugar
- A little less than half a cup of brown sugar
- Dash of cinnamon >tablespoon
- Juice from a half a lemon
- Dash of salt <tsp.
- Browned butter one stick (2) in total
- Healthy dash of your favorite whiskey ( Apple Crown made the mix smell like Quaker apple oatmeal 😉 fair warning olfactory orgasm
I had never used the beurre noisette (browned butter) technique in a cobbler before, but I know it makes a difference in flavor.
Buy unsalted butter.
Use a pan with a light colored bottom, as the color change will tell you when to remove from heat. I heated my boiler to medium heat and waited until the butter began to boil. (stir constantly) You may have to adjust heat up or down accordingly.
After about 2-3 minutes the cooking/ foam quiets, it will begin to turn brown. Finished product will have a new ‘nutty, buttery, aroma’
Pour this into a seperate container, add to finished mix last
What’s in the Mix
Word to the Wise: Taste is in the Base
I added my 2 cans of peaches in heavy syrup to the boiler with all other ingredients (except dry cake mix and leave at least one stick of butter)
I gently stirred in the sugar. Allow to cook until the peach juice mimics a thicker more viscous syrup consistency
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Using Cake Mix as your crust is what many refer as a Dump Recipe, there are different ways to do this.
- First pour your wet mix into a buttered/greased pan
- Cover with dry cake mix
- Cut and disperse butter evenly over entire dessert
- Bake and Wait
- Spread dry cake mix across bottom of pan
- Pour wet mix evenly on top
- Add whole butter stick
- Bake and wait
(Science tells us the mix would cook and rise above the cobbler mix anyway so we should be okay)
Tell me your cooking expectations vs reality mishaps. It’s a lot of trial and error, so I’m making this early to be sure it’s right by the time Thanksgiving gets here
What’s your favorite thanksgiving meal?