December 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
Such delicious food! I took my baby out to Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in Falls Church, VA and we scored the ultimate hat trick – beef, pork, and TWO kinds of lamb. They bring you a pot of soup broth and you order the meat, seafood, and veggies you want. Put them in the soup pot and let them cook away.
If you live near here, go check this place out in the Eden Center. You will love it!
October 22, 2015 § Leave a comment
January 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
Beautiful Wife and I went to Okra’s, a New Orleans style restaurant in Manassas, Virginia. We got the Cajun deviled eggs as an appetizer and were delighted by the heat level, which is not overpowering but definitely stays with you. The best part was the decorative bacon on top.
Two words: Daddy like!
January 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Like bacon but not that expensive bacon price? Try buying bacon ends and pieces. This is the same bacon that costs you $6.99 per pound but at cut-rate prices. A two-pound package cost me about $4 if I remember right. The only difference is that this bacon is not uniformly sliced and cut into 12-inch strips. These are the ends that are trimmed off so the expensive bacon will be all pretty, and pieces of meat that are cut a bit thick or unevenly.
This is not pretty meat but will do just fine, whether you use it for your breakfast delight or for seasoning something else. I recently bought some split peas and will use the bacon ends to flavor a soup.
You can buy bacon ends and pieces in either the freezer section or sometimes in the “miscellaneous meats” cooler section. You know that spot, where they put things like smoked ham hocks and packaged head cheese. Those things don’t really belong anywhere else, and neither does this. It is like the Island of Misfit Toys, but for meat.
February 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
It’s Valentine’s Day and I bought these wieners as a special treat for Beautiful Fiancee and me. She is trying to live a sugar-free life (other than my sweetness, of course), and often can’t find hot dogs or other sausages that do not contain some sort of sugar. Go check it out – your favorite sausage very likely has sugar. No joke.
These hot dogs were kind of expensive. For six wieners I paid $6.99. That goes beyond my normal $1 per hot dog rule, but splurging is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Apparently it is also all about three-meat wieners. Beef and pork with a lamb casing – that qualifies as a hat trick in my book.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Beautiful Fiancee. You are the love of my life!
January 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
Make posted this photo of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night in 2011 but I just discovered it for myself. It is almost as beautiful as the real thing.