Thursday, August 30, 2007

One more Saturday.....

......maybe I should start doing a "Catering Confessional".....maybe I should just retire my apron and wine key.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Flat bread mania, continued........

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I talked about flat bread pizzas here, so I won't bore you with the details about the "how to's". Anyway, what I will bore you with is that last time...they weren't so tasty......they looked pretty, but this time I used real pizza sauce and pepperoni on one, pizza sauce w/red onion and tomatoes on another, sauce and cheese on the third, then on the fourth....pesto w/red onion, tomatoes and cheese. Check out the photos...I got them made before we ate all of it up.

Try's better than buying it.....only quite a bit more time consuming.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I have heard of bi-curious, but "epicurious"? It's probably the most popular food blog out there. Why am I so late to the boat? I don't like hype......but this one is worthy of its hype.

So....any of you other slackers out there that haven't been there.....check it out.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Shrimp, it's what's for dinner (or was last night)

We had some scrimps that needed to be cooked since they had been thawed for a different dinner for someone else. Luckily J asked if that person liked shrimp. They're a shrimp, go meet your maker.....glad she asked, plus we got to eat this for dinner.

What you see on your left, is what I had. It's a grilled shrimp 'n cheese. I think my wife might classify it as "bachelor food", but it was good. J, my wife if you haven't guessed, had shrimp a la carte.

"What did you do to it?" J asks, as
I'm sure you're wondering.

Well, I took the wok, cranked the heat up to HIGH. (very shunned, unless you're cooking with a wok) Took a table spoon of mince garlic (we have a jar I need to use up so I can go back to the real stuff) some oil (put that in first and let it get hot). Drop the garlic in the oil, then the shrimp, toss some pepper, a little salt and some cayenne for some zing. OH! A dash of soy sauce is usually pretty good, too.

That's basically what I did and if I'd had some rice it would have been better, but I didn't get home until late and forgot to ask J to start the rice. She didn't know I wanted to cook the bad.

Hope ya'll enjoy.........................come back to the wampus.

Gotta give some love to my boy, Matt, for those dang chimichurri burgers. They looked great and I might have to run that truck down one of these days.

Good Dessert/Sharp Spoon

Sunday night....hungry for sweets.........whaddya got?
"I got vanilla ice cream"
what else?
"I got some peanut butter"
Now yer talkin'
So, I took a luvin' spoonful of loverly peanut butter, dropped it into about 3 or 4 scoops (depending on who is getting the bowl) of vanilla ice cream (probably the most underrated of ice creams). I used another spoon to make sure I got all of the peanut butter off the first spoon, a soup spoon. (we'll come back to that last statement) And it was good.
I decided to use the soup spoon as my get the extra peanut butter. It's wider than the tea spoon and it rubbed against the inside of my mouth and was extremely uncomfortable. "ah, it's just wider than the teaspoon" I says to myself. It continued to be uncomfortable, almost hurt, but the peanut butter and the ice cream were so good, I didn't really pay attention until I saw a little bit of red mixed in with the vanilla. I grew concerned.
When I checked the mirror, sure enough there was about 1/2" cut on the inside corner of my mouth.
"HOLY SMOKES! Baby, I cut the inside of my mouth!" I yelled to J.
"OK, let's calm down and just get it to stop bleeding", I think,"but the ice cream is so good, can't I just handle it until I finish?"
I decide it's best to handle the loss of blood, which turned out to be minimal and I was able to finish my PB&IC (aka Peanut Butter and Ice Cream, if you can't follow along) after getting a tea spoon.
The soup spoon, in my opinion, had been sharpened by the tea spoon and that's what cut my mouth. J thinks I'm crazy, but I insist that's what happened. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My lunch today (Salad and PB&J)

When you're in a hurry, what do you do? Let's look in the, not, no, not that either..........Here we go! Salad that we didn't touch from last night, but that won't cut it for all day. Oh, I bought jelly the other day! PB&J sandwich.....that sounds good.

Since I can't post anything without a photo, I thought I'd let you see the photographic artwork of a 4 year old.
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nutella...hey Kobe Bryant likes it!

Nutella is something I never I would have thought I would buy. That dang Giada De Laurentis had to go and show some crepes being made with it at the Fairfax Farmer's Market. Therefore, we bought some and I made a sad attempt at crepes, but I had no butter. It screwed me up pretty good and couldn't get more than 4 made. It was enough to satisfy the craving, but I was fairly disappointed in myself. I'll do better on the next go around. By the way Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwiches RAWK!

Monkey vs. Godzilla

Hey, can anyone cook for a 2 year old (Godzilla) and a 4 year old (Monkey)? I can't get them to eat anything I cook....unless it's french fries, which I'm not even that good at.

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Here's Monkey taunting me with food he says he's going to eat. I think it took him about 2 hours to not eat this grilled cheese.

Now Godzilla will eat, most of his sandwich, but not without me threatening to throw it away if he gets up again about 12 times. I will throw it away on that 13th time, darn it!

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How 'bout them 'crispy thighs'?

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Chicken is really the quickest food to truly BBQ. I used indirect heating on this and the skin gets really nice and crispy. The risotto is from a bag, but it was good. Do you like my basil garnish? My photos aren't as good as Matt's, but the food is good and my wife said I can no longer put any posts without pictures. It's not as interesting, she says....I think she might be right.

Chickee Flied meenut!

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I like to make chicken fried's good.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'll never be a "Top Chef"!

My wife bought some of those "snack size" microwave popcorn bags and the cooking time says one minute and a half or less. I took one to work on Wednesday and let it go for 1:30 exactly.

it burned

I took another one today and let it go for 1:20.................................IT BURNED AGAIN, DAGNABBIT!!!!!

Now, I'll never be able to get on one of those TV shows....unless maybe Food 911 gets revived....but I don't think they can get the fried chicken bucket away from that guy these days. He was my server at the Corona Applebee's the other wait, he was just on my TV doing a commercial for them.....but I think he is a server at that Applebee's over on McKinley. Maybe he should read this post and get an application from the above link.

Well, hopefully you've learned from my mistakes and give Tyler a good tip at Applebee's.