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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lost Food Pictures

I hope this finds you fancy!  It is a wonderful Independence day here at the homestead and I find myself with some free time as both the wifey and daughter are down for a nap.  I was perusing some old food pictures and decided (after a short phone meeting with my development team) to post some of my favorite lost food pictures!  Without further ado:

What the hell was I thinking here??  Two Brats no buns...  Lets take a shot glass to some bread, slice up the brats, add some mustard and BAM little slider type brat sandwiches.  Silly just plain silly.

It's been around 100 degrees for what seems like a month.  I am really missing soup weather!  Notice how I Spackle butter on my crusty bread :)  Also, notice my money clip and keys in the background - no wonder I am not a professional photographer.

One of my lovely wife's favorites - everything bagel egg sandwich.

One of the first pics I took with the new DSLR camera.  What you see is a pretzel mobile stuck in a clump of french onion dip with a grilled brat looking on.  Just the other day I was wondering what I did with all the free time I had before we had a kid...

Nothing screams romantic night more than red beans and rice, PBR and candles.  I was lucky that I didn't find myself on the couch that night!

While the wife is away the man eats meat off the bone and forgets about vegetables!  I would be willing to bet the farm that there are numerous empty beer bottles just out of view.

OK this is not really a food pic but that is an oven in someones trunk.  Who needs a pick-up truck?  Not this guy.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Pizza Sauce Your Way

I'm gonna ask you four questions and if you answer "yes" to at least three of them, you must read on, my friend.
Do you like pizza?
Are you a bit picky about your sauce?
Ever think of making homemade pizza?
Would you agree that Kobe the Black Mamba is the G.O.A.T?

So this is gonna be real quick, which is why making your own sauce can be a regular house hold tradition.  What will one need to make a pizza sauce?
- Tomatoes - we use plum or roma as they tend to be a touch sweeter
- Garlic
- Olive oil
- Basil
- Oregano
- Sugar

What I really enjoy about making homemade sauce is we can make it how we like it!  We do not take pizza sauce lightly round these parts.  We like it a touch sweet with some overtones of garlic and a fresh finish of basil.  But you, you can have whatever you like.  Start by slicing the tomatoes in half and stuffing them with garlic cloves.  Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with basil and oregano or whatever you think is cool.

Roast in the oven preheated to 400 degrees or you could even toss them on the grill for a sting of smoke flavor.  After about 45 mins get them outta there.  After they chill out for a few, you should be able to slide them right out of their skins.  Into a sauce pan the roasted goodness goes and with the help of the trusty emersion blender we have our sauce ready to spread!

You do not need a crazy recipe or any special ingredients to make kick ass pizza sauce.  All you need is some fresh tomatoes, garlic cloves, and whatever else you may look for in a pizza sauce!
Keep-on Eattin-on.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Morels oh my oh my...

Good Evening - I hope this finds you well.  Happy Mothers day to all the moms in da world!  I would like to thank my mom and my wife for being awesome mothers and I appreciate all that they have done and continue to do!  This is gonna be quick almost as quick as these treats go from being cooked to belly.  Morels oh Morels how amazing you are.  It's not often that we get the opportunity to enjoy such lovely treats but this year we did and I want to share.  Not share as in give you any but share as in show you ours...

My mom delivered the stash, take a peek:

Here's what has always amazed me about Morels!  They grow out the woods but only grow when its a certain temperature and when there is a certain level of humidity and under dead elm trees its almost like trying to find big foot...  I have never been successful hunting Morels but I would seriously think about hunting whomever is successful hunting them :)  Here is what you need for this exotic trip to the woods of central Ohio.

Skillet - cast iron if you have it, if not think about getting one they are wonderful.

Heat your skillet over med high heat and melt your butter.  The mushrooms were delivered soaking in salt water (good looking out Mom!) which pulls out all the hidden soil.  After a quick rinse and pat down they are tossed in a flour, salt and pepper mixture.

Hot Butter + Morels = I will fight you for them...

At this point I'm totally considering telling my wife that they have been burnt or stolen so I can eat them all!

You can use any dipping sauce that you like but that would be like having a 40 dollar strip steak cooked well done!  Straight to the face with these lovely morsels we call morels!  Stay hungry my friends.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lasagna cupcakes

Quick look at a upcoming recipe.  Lasagna cupcakes using dumpling wraps as a substitute for traditional lasagna pasta.  Good things can come in small packages.  Stay hungry my friends