>> Thursday, June 25, 2009
First it was this abomination of an appetizer pimped out by the one and only Pioneer Woman with a hearty second from millions of her minions. Could millions of minions be wrong? Seriously P-Dub? Seriously?
Then it was this one from Kate @ Warm Olives ... and Cool Cocktails. Ice Water Crackers. Essentially wet crackers fried in butter. What could go wrong, right? Oh. Right. That.
And now? Now there's this hot mess of a wreck from Sweetnicks in which I take Toffee Crack and turn it into Ass Crack. Using the last of the brown sugar, the last of the good butter, and the last of the chocolate leaving me with saltines topped with butter, brown, sugar and chocolate.
Okay internetz, I'm onto you now. No more Sandra Leeish cracker recipes. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice?
Well, hell. Now I don't give a rat's rear right testicle how super simple and delicious you might claim your cracker thing to be, I. AIN'T. A-FALLIN'. FER. THAT. NO. MORE.
Know what goes on a cracker? Smoked gouda. That's what goes on a cracker. Not canned cheese, not water and least of all not the last of my chocolate!
(PS - you should go see Kate because I pink puffy heart her blog AND she alerted me to TasteStopping : Feasting on seconds! which is seven colors of awesome AND because I didn't really waste anything precious like bacon or chocolate trying to make her recipe.)
>> Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Did you see Jon&Kate last night? I did. But I'm not proud of it. I felt dirty.
1. PeiWei leftovers. In a sadness bowl.
>> Friday, June 19, 2009
Honey Walnut Shrimp? With sweet mayonnaise sauce? Uhm, no thank you. Yes, I'm sure. Yes, I know it's very popular. No, I'm not allergic to nuts. Or mayonnaise. Or shrimp. Just, well, just no.
But the curiosity. It consumes me sometimes. Could it really be as bad as it sounds? Surely not.
Ohmysweetmotherofpearl. Yes! Sweet mayonnaise on big beautiful lightly battered and fried shrimp with honey candied walnuts. With broccoli. On rice. How could something so, so, so wrong be so right?
This is leftover from Yao take-out, but it's surely super easy and fast to do at home, I'd imagine it could be done before the rice is cooked if you start with shelled and de-veined shrimp.
1. honey walnut shrimp with broccoli and rice
2. remains of an un-wanted eggroll
3. the last of the free tomatoes
>> Wednesday, June 17, 2009
1. mixed summer squash sauteed with caramelized leeks, garlic and a little tomato
2. beef. it's what was for dinner.
3. part of a red bean bun
Edit for Yvo: Our neighbors were on vacation so we got to pick up their CSA goodies while they were gone. And eat them. The vegetables I mean, not the neighbors.
>> Monday, June 15, 2009
1. Mexizona shrimp cocktail
3. roasted green chili and chicken enchilada with sour cream on the side
>> Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Anyone else get meal ideas from This is why you're fat.?
No, me either.
When I saw this I suddenly couldn't get the Shack Tater outta my mind. And honestly? I didn't want to.
In fact I may or may not have forwarded it to Him, who may or may not have replied with "what kind of chips?" blah blah blah "want Joe's tonight?". I might have asked for an add-on of ribs. Or maybe not.
1. ribs & sauce with gratuitous green onion garnish
2. the most delicious raspberries I've ever eaten in my whole life
3. approximately ZERO cents worth of fabulous little yellow tomatoes (gift from co-worker's garden)
>> Tuesday, June 9, 2009
>> Thursday, June 4, 2009
1. cold ume soba noodles with a little parsley (dipping sauce not pictured)
2. grapefruit with lime zest
3. Armenian cucumber chunks
The last time I packed cold noodles they were a pasty mess by the time I was ready to eat them. Thanks to Just Hungry I've learned that you need to wash the noodles, rinsing alone isn't enough. Of course the last time I packed cold noodles they weren't pink either. And didn't prompt Boo to ask "is that MEAT?".
>> Wednesday, June 3, 2009
>> Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Okay, okay, the Chicken Tartar didn't fail. I did. Alright? I'm D. U. M. M. Dumm.
How's some nice grilled chicken sound? Maybe with a caprese salad? Sounded good to me too. Too bad I didn't take the chicken out of the freezer.
Rosati's to the rescue!
1. leftover deep dish
2. caprese salad with some three dollar tomato and the last of the balsamic reduction