Monday, October 26, 2009

Food Porn! Garden Porn! Porn, Porn, Porn!

Yo, peeps, readership is down so I am pulling out all the porn stops. Just sayin.' I mean, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And this girl is going in search of some java, because my get up and go? Got up and went. And kicked me in the ass on the way out the door. It was a LONG weekend and I didn't sleep worth a damn last night. I feel like one of those cartoon characters who take toothpicks and prop open their eyes. Hey, I wonder if that would work? That or crystal meth.


I have started my weeks of eating from the pantry, so Friday night I had to make a dish with this sauce because it "expired" 10.20. This sauce is ridiculously great, and I picked it up at the W-S outlet near my home. You can get some GREAT deals on foodstuffs there, but the "expire by" dates are usually pretty near, so you have to use quickly.


I browned up some chopped steaks, added the sauce and extra mushrooms and let it simmer on the stove while I cooked some egg noodles and steamed some veggies. Easy-peasy and super delish.


I cooked it all up in this--my new Le Creuset braiser! Hellz YES! I picked this up for a pittance at TJ Maxx about a month ago and have been hiding it from the hubs. Not my favorite color, but for the price, I can learn to embrace the royal blue. Have already used twice in three dinners. LOVE LOVE LOVE. My absolute new favorite cooking dish. Word.


Saturday morning, the hubs and I toiled cleaning out our crawl space (spiders and snakes and mice, oh my!) and then started working on prepping the yard for the coming colder months. This is what's left of my veggie garden: My sad pepper plants holding on for dear life. Bless their hearts. Everything else has done died, been ripped out and chicken shit turned into the soil to prepare for next year.


This is one of our rain barrels. See the arrow? That is how full it is. Just from the rain we have received here over the past month-ish. No shizz.

Saturday evening, we went south to my sista's for family birthday celebration. I made that pumpkin butter dip from earlier in the week. Hot damn, y'all, that shizz is crack-tastic (you will love it like crack). I mean. It's gonna be my go-to dip for the holiday season, so if you're inviting me over, that's what I'm bringin'. Word.

Yesterday, I went to the W-S cooking class which was holiday appetizers. Little Jake whipped up all kinds of goodness which shall be appearing on these pages in the coming weeks/months. Then, home to work and make dinner which was:


Chicken Masala, made from Trader Joe's Masala Sauce (again, a clean-out-the-cupboard meal) simmered with chicken thighs and served over rice, and topped with feta. Served a salad with greens, golden raisins and walnuts on the side and Naan, which I bought at Wal-Mart. Yes. Wal-Mart. And it was good! Wal-Mart's done gone global. (Yeah, I forgots to take photos. So sorry!)

Anyhoodle, that's all to tell for now. I am off to get some dinner on and, later, watch our Netflix movie we missed Saturday night. Ain't my life a riot? Be good, love ya! B.

5 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Don't you know all the crystal meth in the state got caught up by the 5-0 last week in my neck of the woods?! Good luck getting your hands on some!

And for any fuzz who may be lurking... yes, I'm kidding.

bunny said...

I have plenty of Sudafed...I will meth lab up my own. And "fuzz"?? Are we livin' in the 70s? :)

Cooking Asshole said...

Meth is SO trashy...just throw down for some coke

bunny said...

Good point, C.A. Plus meth makes your teeth fall out, whereas coke just gives you nose bleeds.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I had to buy SUDAFED for my daughter today. They said I didn't need to whip out my ID because me (in my university of CF polo shirt) and Sorority Girl (in her fashionably tied plaid scarf and Sorority Girl hairdo) didn't look like we'd be cooking up any meth tonight!

I am lusting after your Le Crueset braiser. And your W-S outlet. And your damn DFM. I need a field trip.