Happy New Year!

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Happy new year 2013! I enter it with a true optimism that new exciting changes are underfoot on many levels.  The mad hungry guy gang at my house had the greatest Christmas. Whereas Calder commandeered the Thanksgiving turkey (attempting his own version of my tried and true recipe) to underwhelming results, the same can’t be said of Christmas.  Our Christmas dinner of choice, a standing rib roast, usually cooked in the oven got taken outside to the Big Green Egg but NOT without a proper mother-son consultation this time. The results were outstanding. Not only did the meat taste amazing, but the robust fire meant that an impromptu side dish was born.  The carrot prepped for one dish and the brussel sprouts for another ended up together in a cast iron skillet with chopped bacon and shallots utilizing the last of the outdoor fire.  This was the happiest accident ever resulting in a new recipe I will repeat. And, of course, the yorkshire pudding is an addictive necessity every Christmas too.  Here’s the thing–with all boys now well over 6 feet tall along with their 6’4″ popalops–my gratitude for them and the food to feed them for an abundant holiday is the greatest gift of all.  So much to come in the new year!

  • Marianne Basford January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Your wisdom and humor are sorely missed. I used to begin my weekdays with you.You inspired many delicious meals. Perhaps you could do a web series?

  • Claire January 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Sounds like good food and good memories were made! Looking forward to more Mad Hungry in 2013! 🙂

  • Cyndi January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Yes, let’s get MH up and running.


  • Roseanne January 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I need my Mad Hungry television show back on the air. We need news.


  • Gaby Barajas January 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Where are you Lucinda? Miss your show so much, you also inspired me to try your delicious recipes. Glad you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. If you’re moving your show elsewhere please let us, your fans, know where to find you.

  • Ione Norling January 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    So fun to hear from you again ! You new book
    sounds wonderful . You are not a silent person
    and your gifts need to be shared and I would love
    nothing more than for you to be on TV again inspiring all of us in 2013 !!

  • Fran January 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Yes, please give us updated info on what is happening to Mad Hungry.


  • Becky January 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

    So nice to hear from you Lucinda–always love updates about your boys. My favorite episodes of MH were the ones when they joined you. Missing MH and you so much. Happy New Year.

  • Amy January 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Your recipe for Rib Roast looks yummy. I’m curious about one thing though, the flour mixture you rub your roast with. I assume the sugar helps with browning but what does the flour do. I cant’t wait until your show comes back. Happy New Year to You and your family.

  • Francene Lamb January 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Please, please come back to us. Let us know if anything is in the works. Miss you and the family.

  • Elisa E. Portz January 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Will you notifiy those of us on your email list when you have a new show coming. I dearly miss MH, it was part of my mornings.

  • Patty January 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    miss you on TV. Don’t watch hallmark anymore.

  • Becky Barnett January 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    You made it look so easy on MH..I still have all my notes and recipes that you have us. I check often to see if your program is back on. I looked forward to your show every morning. Come back to us!!!!

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