Morning Reflections

Super Bowl I didn’t think the Seahawks had the slightest chance of winning the Super Bowl. Boy was I wrong! They played as close to a flawless game as I’ve ever seen. Would have been nice for Peyton to get a second ring, but if I’m honest, I’d much prefer Eli to have his brother…

On McDonald’s and Inconsistency

The McDonald’s by my job offers a 2 breakfast sandwiches for $3 deal in the morning. The 2 sandwiches in question are Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McGriddles. It’s a fantastic sandwich that I enthusiastically recommend to anyone who doesn’t care about their health. Well, this morning I asked my daughter if she’s ever had one.…

Dinner

Just made a couple of pizzas for dinner: regular pie with mushrooms, garlic, and fresh basil white pie with ricotta, mozzarella, tomatoes, broccoli, and garlic   They tasted even better than they look! B”H  

Open Flame

It is a fact that everything tastes better when it’s grilled. I can’t explain the mystical connection between an open flame and superior flavor but it’s demonstrable. Case in point: I just finished eating sausage* pepper & onion sandwiches and the sausage was grilled. So much better than when the sausage is pan fried or baked…

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb. farfalle (bow-tie pasta) 5 large basil leaves 1 medium to large shallot 3 cloves of garlic ⅛ lb. hard salami cubed ⅛ lb. mozzarella cubed 1 roasted red pepper diced ¾ c. extra virgin olive oil 3-4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar Salt & Pepper to taste Cooking Instructions Dice salami, mozzarella, roasted…

Bruschetta

I made some bruschetta a little while ago that I plan to eat later. Technically, it’s a bit of a misnomer to call what I made bruschetta, since bruschetta generally has reference to the grilled/toasted bread that the topping I made is served on. That’s why bruschetta is such a versatile dish; you can top…

Spareribs Concluded

And now the conclusion to yesterday’s post on my spareribs dinner. Above you see the ribs after they’ve baked in a 290° (f) oven for about 3½ hours. Sorry, no smoker here; I live in Jersey, not Kansas City or Texas. But this is pre-sauce. All you see is the rub cooked in. Here they…