Have you had the flu in your house yet this season? If you have – I’m sorry for you. And if you haven’t, go wash your hands and pop some vitamin C, ’cause here’s what I know: it totally stinks and it seems to be never ending. On the bright side, it’s been great for the post-holiday diet. I’d love to tell you what these Sweet & Sour Shrimp taste like, but I can’t because my nose isn’t working and, therefore, neither is my sense of taste. However, this meal received three out of three thumbs up from the punks, which qualifies it as blogworthy, so here you go.
This is another one of those “how could I not have blogged about this before” type recipes. I’ve been making it for years, and if you’re a fan of southeast Asian flavors, you’re going to love it, too.
You’ll never believe what’s on sale this week. I’ll just tell you, because Sendik’s carries a lot of ingredients and asking you to guess the item I’m talking about could keep us here a good long time, and I know you have better things to do with your day than to sit here and play the grocery version of Twenty Questions with me right now. The answer is … ramen noodles. Ramen! As if they weren’t already ridiculously cheap to begin with, ramen have gone even lower. Ten silly cents a pack. Is that bananas or what?
I’m bringing up this recipe today because it is one of my favorite summertime meals, and I want you all to have access to it before we run out of summer. I make it for the DamFam, party of five – but I’ve also served it for dinner parties of up to 10 or so folks. One of my college roomies served it to a crowd of 50 people at her rehearsal dinner. I absolutely love Low Country Boil. It’s the quintessential southern meal!
Yes, grits! Don’t run away! If you’ve never had them before, I think you’re going to like them. I LOVE THEM. If midwestern comfort food is mashed potatoes, then southern comfort food has got to be grits.
I can’t believe I haven’t written about this recipe yet; it’s one of the best dinners I made last summer. I think when I finally got around to blogging about it, summer was nearly over and I decided I would keep the recipe in my back pocket for another summer day. Well, summer is here! Shrimp are on sale! This is a recipe whose time has come.
I clipped this recipe back in September because its headline caught me: “FAVORITE 20-MINUTE RECIPE #7″ is what it said, just above the recipe title. Color me happy, I thought. Who couldn’t use a 20 minute recipe?
I was just outside hitting tennis balls to the DamDog, trying to exhaust her before the Great Blizzard of 2011 strikes later on this afternoon. As I lobbed ball after ball, I was going back in forth over what to make for this week’s Fan Mail. Caught between the snow-pocalypse and the Super Bowl, it was a trying decision. But by the time the big game is played on Sunday night, snowmageddon will be a happy memory, so football food won out.
I needed a quick, one-pot dinner last night. After school sports and full blown homework have kicked into high gear and I just didn’t have the time to futz around with a complicated meal. This one is so easy to throw together, I ended up having no excuse not to volunteer to schlep four wayward runners home from cross country practice…and toss 50 frisbees to the DamDog…and explain the finer points of long division to my fifth grader.
There’s a darling Mexican cantina on Pewaukee Lake called Seester’s. It’s a cute little spot with sidewalk dining, just across the street from the public beach. The nice people at Seester’s keep big bowls of fresh water on the sidewalk for all the thirsty dogs that pass by – their owners clutch dripping ice cream cones in one hand and leashes in the other.
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