I know, I know, I'm a bad blog guy. I haven't been posting like I said I would and this time I even have a few things I could post about. But instead it's more random pics I'm afraid.This was a buffalo chicken pizza, it was fricking awesome. I had a roasted chicken breast in the fridge and I just pulled it into chunks and tossed it on some pizza dough with buffalo instead of tomato sauce. And some
Wow it's been a while, sorry about that. Although these days there's so much good food reading on the net I suppose I don't need to apologize. Heh. Anyway, I haven't been posting because I haven't really been cooking much. Too hot mostly, but I also don't really like cooking for one. I mean there's only so many sandwiches a dude can post, especially since they aren't always as creative as some I h
Here are a couple more of my brother's cats. This is Lola, she gets what she wants. She is also completely insane. This is Shadow, he is an enormous love, although not graceful at all. When we play cards he likes to lay in the middle of the table and have us put cards on him. He's a bit odd.
I know I've posted about tamales before and didn't put up a recipe. And now I'm doing it again, which is kind of mean. But here's the thing, I don't really have a recipe. I know I should since I was planning on posting about them, but I was cooking with my mom and we just kind of tossed things into pots while we chatted and didn't really pay too much attention. What we did was kind of riff off thi
Ree! I'm sure you all remember her, she's the cat with no eyes. She is also one of the largest cats I've ever known, one of the sweetest too. She startles easily, but then tends to just roll onto her back to insist on lovins. I figured since I was posting about food my brother made recently I should also post about his cats.
My brother makes the best baklava. It's not as cloyingly sweet as other recipes, which I really like. It also involves three sticks of butter for a 9x13" pan. So, not healthy. At all. Also a pain to make. But so fricking good. And since I've been having writers block lately, this is all you get. That and the fact that I don't have the recipe. I'll get it and post it though, eventually. Now, more c
I love my doctor. Well, she's a nurse practitioner, but lets not get bogged down in technicalities. Anyway, she's adorable. When she broke the news to me that I had dangerously high blood pressure, cholesterol and girth this is how she did it. She sat down next to me, took my hand, looked me in the eye with her most earnest expression on and said "Honey, I need you to lose some weight for me, ok?"
Ok, I have a good excuse for not posting this week. See, my parents are visiting and my mom was actually staying at my place. What did we do? Well, I introduced her to the Belgariad so she sat on my couch reading it all week while I played Diablo 3. What? Don't judge, that's how my family gets down. We had a good time. There was also food, of course. Including this. Do you know what it is? Guess!
2 cups 2% milk1/2 cup rice2-4 tbls sugar*pinch of saltBring the sugar and milk just to a boil, add the rice and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the rice is tender and most of the milk is absorbed, ~30 minutes (maybe more). Chill in the fridge for a few hours or eat warm.*different sugars will give you different flavors. I've used brown sugar, white sugar and honey, they are all fantastic.--------
Found another pic of the Real Bob and Lucy. Plus I can't help but love Lucky's monkey onesie. I mean, cmon. And here is the Real Bob sleeping.
I think I need a better name for this than "sausage bread". Even though it's quite descriptive, it's not very poetic. It is good though, full of sausage and... er, bread. Hm. Anyway, I'm not going to put a recipe in this post or even a method. Why? Because I don't want to. Plus I didn't get any prep shots and it's not like I won't be doing this again. But since I do have some pictures and haven't
It's true, you can make hamburger buns out of pizza dough.
I doubt this is terribly surprising to anyone who has been reading my
blog (or has thought about, you know, dough + shaping = everything),
since I've already made rolls and cheeseburger calzones (not to mention cheeseburger pizza). Mostly I just wanted to put up these pics.
Heh. I don't rememb
It's a little hard to make out, but he has his paw dangling off my wrist while I'm holding him and he's resting his chin on it. Very sweet. Much sweeter than the new Blogger interface. Anyone else simply not care for it? Maybe it's just that I don't like change... no, it sucks. Definitely sucks.
I had never heard of a loose meat sandwich until recently and honestly when I heard the name my first thought was "sounds weird".
But when I saw some recipes my mind was changed to "sounds awesome". Most of them don't have any sauce to speak of, otherwise they'd be more like sloppy joes, but this version has a bit of one. It's not much though, mostly just for flavor. I don't have a specific r
I don't know either of these kittens or the bunny, it's a random pic from the net.
But they look just like the Real Bob did when I first adopted him
(kittens, not bunny). He might have been a bit fluffier, but other than
that it's right on. And since I've already posted random kittens today,
here are some more from my random cat pic folder.
Yeah, I ha
I have new glasses and they make me dizzy. I still want to put a post up, but I'm sure as hell not spending a lot of time writing until I'm used to seeing clearly again. So in the interest of sharing something and also keeping it brief allow me to introduce you to this sandwich. It's wicked simple, just a nice soft sub roll, fried corned beef from the deli and onions sauteed in the fat leftover fr
This is my cat.This is my cat on drugs.Any questions?
1 cup sliced ham, chopped1 cup pineapple chunks1 cup rice1 cup pineapple juice1 cup water/broth1 cup pizza saucemozzarella, to tastesalt and pepperLightly brown the ham in an oven safe pot (wide/shallow is best), transfer it to a bowl then add the juice/water or broth. Cook the rice, then add the pineapple, ham and stir, reserving some of the ham and pineapple for topping if you want. Spread the p
1 cup rice2 cups cooked beans2 cup water or broth1 cup chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced1 tsp blackening seasoningsalt, if desiredSaute the onion in some olive oil until translucent, add the garlic and stir for ~30 seconds. Add the rice and stir to coat in the oil. Add the liquid, seasoning and beans, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed. That's it.Note: You can start with dried beans. Ta
slightly adapted from herefor shrimp:shelled, deveined raw shrimpbutter1 tsp ground basil1 tsp ground thyme1 tsp garlic1 tsp white pepper1 tsp black pepper1 tsp salt1 tsp onion powder2 tsps chipotle pepper1 tsp smoked paprikafor pasta:1/2 lb angel hair pasta, cooked and drained1 cup roughly chopped tomatoes2 tbls roughly chopped fresh tarragonolive oilCombine the spices and dredge the shrimp in th
I feel bad. I promised things that didn't happen. So here is a repost of one of the best things I've ever done. It doesn't matter that the girlfriend I'm referring to is no longer someone whose tastes are relevant, nor does it matter that Valentines Day was some time ago. The cake speaks for itself. Chocolate usually does. Enjoy.---------------------------------------------------------------------
I made a shrimp related promise and after several days there isn't any shrimp to be seen. But you see, there's a reason. That's going to be a big post with one real recipe and a smaller, side dishy kind of recipe so when I do write it up I want to be in fine form. I need to wait until the muse strikes me, which now that it's on the screen instead of in my head sounds more painful than inspiring. S
Since I didn't post anything last week here is a sneak peek at the next thing that's going up. Yeah, that's shrimp, apparently I like seafood now. Know who else would have liked it? Romeo. Here he is gazing lovingly at me while I cook. He always gazed lovingly, it was pretty much his only expression.
100? Really? Well, I guess this calls for extra cattiness. Wait... that's not right... uhm. Haven't had my coffee yet, going to just let it be. So. For my 100th cat post I'm going to post some of my favorite cats ever. You've already met the real Bob, probably my all time favorite. Although the cat I had as a kid, Buttercup, and the one I had as a teenager, Annie, are right up there too. Buttercup
Oh baby. Now this is one of those where you have to wonder, "is this really a calzone? I mean, aren't there guidelines and such? Also... hey, where'd it go? How did I eat that whole thing while I was thinking?!" Heh, because it's really good and doesn't matter, get it? Eh? Eh?Fine.So. Do you have hamburger but no buns? Do you have pizza dough but not the desire to turn that into buns? Well, wrap i
The real Bob has decided he's a lap cat now. I'm not sure what brought it on, but I'm not complaining. Well, except that he also wants to be in my lap while I'm eating, which is inconvenient. It's almost as though he doesn't think things through. Heh.
The other day I wanted something sweet, but my cupboard was bare and I didn't want to go to the store. Then I remembered that some pizza places make variously shaped cinnamon things with pizza dough. I thought to myself, self you can do that. I replied, really? You think I can? I told myself I could. Then I looked around to make sure no one had noticed me being extra nuts. The real Bob had, but I
Yeah, I've got nothing. But here is the real Bob sleeping peacefully.Until I jab him with something. Heh.
It's one of the great debates. Like Democrat vs Republican, Coke vs Pepsi, fries vs onion rings, light beer vs good beer. Reuben vs Rachel. I'm guessing most people are familiar with the Reuben, a hot sandwich with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. A Rachel is similar only instead of sauerkraut you put cole slaw on it and sometimes swap pastrami for the corned beef. Pers
Sniffy sniffy.Running low on Bob and Lucy pics. Need new scam...
Yeah baby. Devastating isn't it? Great for breakfast too. Heh.Ok, who else loves chipotle? I'm assuming most hands went up. This isn't really a recipe, more of a serving suggestion. I'm also assuming that you kids all know how to make a burger so I won't hold your hand through the whole thing, just what I managed to get pics of. So. I made the burger just like I would any other. Note that for me "
Cat. Baby. Cat. Baby. Baby and cat. Heh, I should write a children's book.
Yep, this is a take two since I've posted about it before, but since I didn't do significantly better this time I'm not updating the recipe. This dish has caused me a certain amount of frustration, I can't quite seem to get it to be how I want. This time I got some help though, I recruited my niece Bethany, who has started a food blog called The Color Plate, to give it a whack and see what she cou
Hey! Look, I'm posting food! It's even on a holiday, although as a bachelor with no prospects I'm rather gleefully ignoring this particular one. I'm planning on spending the whole day on the couch not worrying about what anybody other than the real Bob and I want. And his needs are pretty simple, especially compared to the women I've dated. So, anyway I am posting food albeit no recipe. Plus it's
Two of my sisters are visiting and one of them brought my eight week old niece. It's nice. The real Bob is a bit confused by the baby. (stupid blurry photo) She smells like milk and looks like a person. But she's about his size (he's a little bigger actually) and makes some strange noises. But they seem to have come to an understanding. She ignores him and he just does his thing. Although he does