Forecast for this weekend: High of 84, possible clouds in the afternoon. We're fairly certain all the grills at the park are already spoken for, but we're going to head over early anyway in hopes of securing one, and laying out ALL day. Making burgers, flying kites, hanging out with friends and family...It's going to be great.
In what can be described as more of a theory dish than actual meal, the Bloomin' Onion dares you to try to finish it. Remembering back to days gone by, ordering it off the menu seemed like a good idea, but about halfway through, you never wanted to see another fried onion strip again. Throw a party, prepare one of your own, and see if those guests of yours can tackle the beast. Dipping sauce a must...
Time to pull the cover off the grill, hopefully once and for all. Denver saw temperatures in the 70's this past weekend, and with no end to the sunshine in the near future, it's starting to feel a lot like Summer around here. And what's better on a hot day than a BBQ?
Every now and again, we come across a website with such a good idea, we feel the need to sing praises of it from the hills of Bloggywood. This time it comes in the form of completely customizable candy bars. A few folks got together and thought, "Why not let the general public create their very own sweet, chocolaty inventions?" Enter: Chocomize. We've had fun today coming up with a few of our own, some ridiculous, some delicious, but we want to know what you can think of!
While sushi isn't exactly the easiest thing to prepare and some skilled artisans spend their entire life trying to master the art of the roll, it is among the tastiest of life's offerings. Craving it all day today has yielded the following Soft-Shelled Crab Hand Roll recipe. It sounds all well and good that we will prepare it ourselves, but if we can be honest, we're just going to get takeout. If you're feeling particularly skilled though, give it a try!
Coming off the heels of a wildly successful WSi potluck complete with tamales, seven-layer dip, green chile, taco salad, Mexican lasagna, fresh pico de gallo, chicken mole, and table-side guacamole, we indulged in some banana/brownie/caramel sundaes. Needless to say, it was a feast and a half. If you happen to be entertaining tonight and want a traditional Mexican dessert, can we suggest the sweet goodness of a fresh batch of sopapillas?
The 5th of May is one day away, and we couldn't be more excited. We've got a little office party planned complete with sign-up sheet stocked with dishes each employee is bringing. From Homemade guac to tamales, from some of the best green chile we've had to some fresh pico de gallo, we're hoping someone brings in a batch of enchiladas as well. Our Christmas party had a batch that was too die for. Perhaps a little coaxing can get those to make another appearance.
Cinco de Mayo is nearly here, and we're still going through Valentine's Day chocolates. This means a few things: A) 2010 is flying by, B) It's time to make up some delicious Mexican food, and C) it's time to throw these chocolates out. If you have some free time this weekend, polish up on your south-of-the-border cooking skills with a batch of tamales.Now, what do we bring to our Cinco de Mayo office party?
It's getting to be that glorious time of year when the tarps come off of grills, the patio is swept off, the lawn chairs are brought out from storage, and the drinks are put on ice. Yes, it's time for the Springtime BBQs and park days. Don't be the one person who shows up empty-handed. And if you really want to garner a few new friends, show up with cookies, or brownies, or homemade peanut butter bars.
The Ultimate Warrior, Ultimate Fighting, Ultimate Frisbee - Let's face it, adding the word "ultimate" in front of any word automatically makes it cooler. So does the same ring true in terms of food? Probably, but there's only one way to find out...
Alright, so this is the recipe we were going to post on Monday night. Seeing as how it is now Wednesday, and you should try something a little more adventurous, whip up a batch of tartlets. We heard they go great with Idol.
Before you know it, Mother's Day will be here, and you don't want to be unprepared if you happen to not be the matriarch of the family. May 9th may be over two and a half weeks out, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting the day planned. Perhaps booking that skydiving adventure now is a better idea than risking the plane filling up and at the last minute realize you have nothing to give mom. Sky diving a little too extreme? Well, how about breakfast in bed? It's like the same thing, just, without a parachute.
Monday is hardly the night to try some adventurous recipe. We found this amazing looking spinach and goat cheese tartlet dish but reconsidered when we saw the preparation instructions. Best to leave the more time-consuming dishes for those nights when you don't just want to go home and crash.
Fritter: A neat word to say, a cool appetizer to make, and a fun food to eat. Get Southern tonight, or sometime this weekend with a batch of fritters for yourself. May we recommend this smokey ricotta variety?
While Tuesdays are reserved for tacos, last night was a night at the ball park with hot dogs and peanuts, tonight we're excited to continue a new practice of chowing down on some delicious Thai food. We like to think we always have time to make said delicacies, but most times we just opt for take out and a night of must see TV. There is a little place down the street that has the best grilled pineapple for dessert. That said, it'd be nice to know how to make our own so we can have it more frequently.
If you were as lucky as a few of us around the WSi headquarters, you'll be at Coors Field tonight rooting the Rockies to hopefully a win over the Mets from New York. If not, no worries. There are plenty of games. In the meantime, have a few friends over to watch, grill up some brats and chow down! Maybe add a plate of BLT dip to the mix, too. You know, it's up to you.
If you ever find an excuse to eat steak, chances are, it's a good excuse. Nothing beat a slab or marinated meat, rich in taste and hearty goodness. When you add the simple pleasure of an egg over-easy to the equation, things just get better. Now take that combo, add beer, and you've entered a realm sweeter than life itself.
We understand: Deviled eggs aren't everyone's cup of tea. Maybe it's the "devil" connotation on Easter Sunday that gets you. Maybe you just plain don't like the snack. That doesn't mean you still can't put dyed eggs to good use. You have to eat a delicious and hearty breakfast after the hunt, no? Why not take those eggs, scramble them, add some Canadian bacon, and set it all atop a few pieces of multigrain toast? Bam! Easy.
Growing up, we were never one for a heaping plate of spinach. The name alone does not conjure up the tastiest of side dishes, and the look of those wet and wilted leaves were none-too-appetizing. But, if you wanted to be strong like Popeye, spinach was a must. Now that we're a little wiser, we see the benefits of the veggie a bit clearer. However, we can now get it via liquid form. Liquid Iron - the name says it all, no?
At least around these parts, Taco Tuesday has become somewhat of a tradition among a close group of friends. Every Tuesday, a few of us gather for witty banter, a few libations, perhaps the latest episode of Lost, and, most importantly tacos. It's a nice social dish, especially when guests are allowed to assemble their own. Call a friend or 5 tonight, put a few Corona's on ice, chops some onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else you'd like to stuff in a shell, and enjoy!