It only took me 26 years, but I finally had a party (somewhat) shut down by the cops. A few harsh raps on the door just before 11 p.m. on a Saturday night brought two police officers to my front door. I’m still unsure if a neighbor called to complain about the noise (though, no … More Swedish meatballs bring the cops to the Christmas party.
I am not a fan of pumpkin pie or French toast, yet, somehow I ate two servings of this and didn’t hate it. After Thanksgiving I was given a few slices of pumpkin pie to take home. I’m not a pumpkin pie fan — it’s the texture that bugs me, not the taste — but … More Pumpkin Pie Baked French Toast.
Sundays are, for me, typically spent in a somewhat vegetative state. Most of the time I don’t even change into proper clothing, aside from when my Catholic guilt is overwhelming and I slink into Mass like the schmuck I am. Today was different. I woke up early (for a weekend) at quarter ’til seven. I … More Weird, single person food.
Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.
So it was Easter and I didn’t make potica. I plan on fixing that next week when I have a few days off. I’m a big fan of the blog Five And Spice written by a lovely woman named Emily. I like her unfussy approach to food. Although she admits to having a master’s degree … More Egg, sausage & inspiration.
I was out with a friend recently when the topic of cooking came up. I mentioned that I had been a vegetarian for three years and they said they couldn’t imagine giving up meat. That was a bit dramatic, but then my friend asked, “What did you eat for lunch? Was it a peanut butter … More Behold the sandwich.
So that idea I had to use my Ginger and Sweet Potato Latkes in a veggie version of a bánh mì resulted in a ridiculously good sandwich. What knocked this sandwich out of the park for me was the Spicy-Sweet Quick Pickles. I followed the pickle directions from this Catfish bánh mì by Five And Spice recipe and … More Hello sandwich time.
So I’m writing again, a week late but fully caffeinated. As I mentioned last Sunday, I had to extend my vacation during the first week of October. Sadly, my grandfather passed away while I was at home. He had been in the intensive care unit for about four or five days before I started vacation. … More “Shakshuka!” “God bless you.”