Madness Delayed is Madness Denied
Hey folks. Life has reared its ugly head and kept me from updating the blog. I hope you're all planning on coming out to Grillin' On The Bay AND the Brooklyn Chli Smackdown this year. If you're looking to cook, get your application in quickly. We may be sold out. We're putting together a great event, with a lot of special surprises for the cooks and some really great food for the spectators. It'll be fantastic.
So let's get back to the Madness. It hasn't been an especially interesting month so far, but it will get better. I don't want this to become a simple, what I had for dinner blog, but I want to bring you all up to date.
Dinner last night 3/10/09 - Nathan's Hot Dogs and Gabila's Knishes. A real Coney Island dinner. If you've never had Gabila's Knish, you're missing something special. They're easily the best on the market. Dessert was some Do-Si-Dos Girl Scout Cookies. Damn fine.
3/09/09 - Breakfast for dinner; Johnsonville brown sugar and honey breakfast sausage, eggs over easy and some rye toast. Quick, nutritious and filling.
3/08/09 - My cousin and his wife christened their new daughter, Charlotte Rene on Sunday and we celebrated with a fantastic party, entertainment by Tom Wopat, at NYC's legendary Four Seasons Restaurant. Who knew Luke Duke could sing and entertain so well?
My dinner was begun by Maryland Crab cakes with a mustard sauce, followed by the Four Seasons Farro Primavera and finished with Crisp Long Island Farmhouse Duck with Caracara Oranges. I also started the party with my first ever Bloody Mary, which I'll never have again. They're definitely an acquired taste.
All the food was good, but I'll get into a more detailed description of the food and the curious reactions from the different generations present in another post.
03/07/09 - Dinner was some killer pork loin chops and garlic mashed potatoes made by the wife. I love garlic mashed potatoes and wonder why all mashed potatoes aren't made with garlic?
03/06/09 - Late night at work and it's Lent so dinner was just a couple of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. Thank God for Skippy and Smuckers.
03/05/09 - Grilled Chicken Legs marinated in Olde Cape Cod's Toasted Sesame and Ginger Marinade with some wild rice and snow peas. It was the first time we tried this marinade and we weren't impressed. It's very light and didn't stand up to the heat of the grill.
03/04/09 - And to wrap up the first part of the month, dinner on the fourth was a wrap;
Grilled Szechuan Steak Bok Choy Wraps with Spicy Peanut Mayonnaise as found on the Beef, it's What's For Dinner website. That was a good meal, but I think I prefer peanut sauces on poultry.
So everyone's up to date. Talk to you soon.