I can’t adequately express to you how nervous/excited I’ve been to make this dessert. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at baked Alaska for years, and a menu based on a book about the Alaskan wilderness was a perfect excuse.
In White Fang, beans are a popular companion to fresh salmon. Although it’s easy enough to buy a can of baked beans and call it a day, I decided to make them from scratch. After all, anyone hiking through the Alaskan wilderness would probably want something heartier than just plain beans. This recipe by The Cozy Apron stood out to me because:
Happy Pi Day, folks! March 14th (3/14) is here, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I wanted to throw a party, but I was seriously torn as to which holiday to celebrate. Then the Mister said, in his eternal wisdom, “Why not both?”
Naturally, a book that’s written mostly from a wolf’s point of view isn’t going to have much human-friendly meat in it, but salmon is a notable exception. In White Fang, both wolves and humans regularly feast on fresh Alaskan salmon. And since it’s a dish that can be prepared on the trail, it’s a perfect entree for our menu.
I love Jack London books SO much. He writes about gritty arctic survival with all the power and heart of someone who truly loves and understands the wilderness. I was desperate to include either White Fang or Call of the Wild as a Book of the Month this year, and since White Fang is longer, it made the cut!
February was such a busy month! Between trips downstate, the start of Lent, and crazy weather, March managed to sneak up on me. I was editing pictures for my first March recipe when I realized I hadn’t posted the new Book of the Month hint yet. For shame!
Fear no more, for your photo hint is finally here. And judging from the view outside my window right now, it couldn’t be more seasonally appropriate. 😉