Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Food, Glorious Food (aka Food Porn)

It's no wonder I am as big as the side of a barn. I love to eat. I love to drink. I love to drink and eat separately. And together. I just love me some food. So call me fatty and point me toward the buffet. In the meantime, here is a culinary recap of the weekend.

Bobs and I went back to Tacqueria del Sol Saturday (with a friend) and hogged out. That salsa trio? To. Die. For. That green salsa (like a verde-avocado mix) is so good I could drink it.

For the entree, I gots the special which was this Mexican-inspired shrimp & grits made with this so, so tasty Rotel-ly type sauce. Yum.

After lunch, we went to Hop City, where I had not been in AGES, and I stocked up on a few new beers for fall. Second from the left is a Creme Brulee Stout. Mmmmm. Can't wait to try that one.

I also purchased the Terrapin Pumpkin Fest which I tasted before dinner. It is ok...not my favorite pumpkin beer, but not bad.

After lunch, we went to the Dekalb Farmer's Market, where I purchased some more Rogue Creamery cheeses--the Garlic Cheddar and the Rosemary Cheddar. This cheese is not cheap, but is oh-so-tasty and a little goes a long way.

For dinner, we had the "ravioliette" (tiny raviolis) with the DFM house pasta sauce spiked with the DFM fresh-ground sweet Italian sausage. Hold me back, Nellie!

Sunday night for supper I made my newest discovery: Pork steaks. Like giant, slightly more fatty pork chops. The little butcher dude at the Publix tuned me into these last week.

I cut the meat off the bone (hubs does NOT eat meat on the bone!) and served it with homemade mashed potatoes and grilled boozy peaches and a salad.

These may be my very last grape tomatoes of the summer, served over Bibb lettuce with the most incredible blue cheese from Rogue Creamery.

It's their Smokey Blue, and according to the website, they "cold smoke it for 16 hours over hazelnut shells from the Pacific Northwest. The result is a balance of sweet caramel and hazelnut flavors that magically contrast the sharpness of our blue cheese. Crumble on top of a grilled burger or simply layer slices on rustic white bread. We recommend pairing with a Cabernet Franc or Zinfandel wine." Sounds like I have just figured out what to have for dinner tomorrow night (while the hubs is in class).

PS, can you tell Aunt Flo is visiting any day now??? Love to you all, B.


Cooking Asshole said...

That smokey blue is my favoritest. Nice beer line up.

bunny said...

CA, it's like blue cheese butter. So good. Thanks for the tip!

Sonya said...

That cheese looks divine...YUM!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

You said DFM. :-(

My in-laws from Decatur were here this week and my brother-in-law and I were trying to describe how wonderful DFM is.

I came up with The Fresh Market On STEROIDS!

bunny said...

When are you coming to the ATL????