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Embarrassingly Untimely Recipe Review Post
Frozen key lime pie - Pump da brakes y’all, this was to DIE. I made it for a cookout and as a gracious guest left the uneaten portion with the hosts, but immediately regretted having done so.
Crispy eggplant parmesan subs - Less it’s-a-me-Mario italian than expected, but certainly serviceable. The ball mixture comes together easily and yes, you do need to freeze them for a bit or I can see them falling apart in the fry oil.
Le Diplomate burger hack - Would eat again. The most valuable takeaway is the burger sauce recipe. Whoever it was that suggested using a stick blender to make homemade mayo, bless you. It’s all I’m doing, using this recipe, forever. For what it’s worth, we used cheddar because neither of us can bring ourselves to buy American cheese.
Cool Thursday Night 2: Cool Friday Night
Chips with two types of dip for dinner, followed by ice cream to soothe the salt burns on your tongue from eating so many gd chips.
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.