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Cool Thursday night
Found myself watching VH1’s Top 100 Songs of the 90s, which I also did in 2008 and felt nostalgic then felt nostalgic just thinking of having done this very thing before, but then I saw Christina Aguilera wearing those orange nylon pants with the bungee cord waist in the Genie in a Bottle video and have since spent just way too god damned long searching for pictures of whatever that style of pants was called so long story short let’s give those A&F track/ripstop/tearaway/parachute pants a fucking round of applause because remember those?
katfloriboston said: How do you discover the recipes you try? Are there go-to food blogs you follow?
I check smitten kitchen and how sweet eats on a weekly basis, but I gotta say that pinterest is the best thing that ever happened to my dinner game. It aggregates all delicious looking internet foods in one place and I would be lost without it. Feel free to follow me there (or don’t whatever)!
Things I Made and Ate and What I Thought Of Them
Salt & vinegar roasted potatoes - As an avid love of all things S&V, yes. A bit more involved than your everyday roasted potato because of the soak, but these were great especially doused in more malt vinegar after baking.
Homemade mayo - If you shudder at the thought of mayonnaise, give scratch mayo a legit try. The jar is a different animal. I used Mister Mustard (best) and some grated garlic in mine. Be prepared for a really sore whisking arm.
Crock pot baja chicken tacos - I have literally nothing to complain about with these. So easy and a big payoff. I used chicken thighs since I had them and I only used purple cabbage in the slaw since I didn’t feel like peeling a carrot. It was a long day.
Peasant pasta - If you’re new here maybe you don’t know, but this is our go-to, make-in-my-sleep, too-tired-must-eat-now dinner. It’s comforting and flavorful and done in 20 minutes.
Monday’s being a regular ol’ c u next Tuesday
- I put a BB&B coupon in my purse, but it was not there when I went to check out and shopping there without using a coupon is like ouch man.
- On a much more serious note, I was invited to a huge-deal party for a close friend and there’s absolutely no way I can go on the date that was apparently decided without any discussion. I’ll just miss a major life event of hers no big deal BURN IT DOWN.
Food Follow Up: 6/16 Menu
Fancy mac - Can’t sing its praises enough. I love this recipe so much. As I’ve said many, many times before, you can shortcut the cheeses; I rarely ever use what’s called for instead going with regular swiss, parm/pecorino, and the chevre to save dolla dolla bills. You won’t miss $15 of gruyere and fontina.
Caesar salad - A dream if you love lemon/acid. It’s really zingy and refreshing and amazing to eat when it’s uh-thousand degrees outside.
Bbq chicken chopped salad - I thought I might die standing up from so much prepping and chopping and grilling, but when I sat down to eat it was all worth it. I left the corn raw because I weirdly like raw corn and it saved me a step. Grilled scallions, who knew??? So good.
Cajun shrimp po boy salad - This is a weird salad. Fried shrimp and oven fries that happen to be on some lettuce, etc. I liked it, but it’s a weird concept. Strangest of all is that I thought the dressing was disgusting. All things I like enthusiastically, yet together? Gross. I don’t even know. I threw it out and used bottled ranch dressing instead.