bacon s’mores

June 26th, 2012

Two years ago I got a text message from Patrick in the middle of the night that simply said “bacon s’mores.”  It came to him in a dream and it needed to be shared immediately so it wouldn’t- like many good dreams- be forgotten the next day.  We finally made his dream a reality and it was glorious.

The only thing I will say in terms of preparation is to get thick bacon and to cook it to a crisp. Soggy or greasy bacon has no place in this s’more, because you will want to counter the consistency of the marshmallow and chocolate.

Bacon s’mores prep… paired with red wine and Genesee beer.

small fire for ze mallows

Bacon s’more enroute to my face. Permission to land? Permission graaaaanted!

Delicious.  Homer was patiently hanging around us while we ate.

He had never had bacon before so I gave him a leeettle tiny piece for being so good.

He liked it.

vodka thyme lemonade

June 18th, 2012

This recipe is from the one and only Martha Stuart, but slightly tweeked for the lazy. Unlike that crazy broad,  I opted out of buying twenty-four lemons (aka squeezing forty-eight halves) to make a cocktail.

Wtih the help of fresh-squeezed supermarket lemonade, we’ve got ourselves something supremely delicious as well. Of course Mother Martha’s drink, with her two dozen lemons and simple syrup, does look immensely better.  I’d be all over that..someone else would just have to make it.

Ingredients:

5 cups lemonade (best quality available)
2 cups vodka
12 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
1 cup of water

Directions:

Very lightly muddle the thyme with the outside of a spoon.  Add lemonade and let chill for 2 hours.  Add vodka and water, stir and serve.

Source: for the ambitious..

ramen slaw

June 9th, 2012

This is a sleeper hit.  It usually sits unnoticed for a while- yielding to the more familiar dishes (roasted potatoes, pasta, bacon-wrapped anything). Then one or two people try it, and spread the word of it’s greatness, then it’s gone in 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 lb broccoli slaw
2 packages of ramen, oriental flavor
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Break up ramen into smaller pieces and pour in both oriental flavor packets. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve!

My mom makes this all the time and it’s AMAZING.  I got this recipe from her and my Aunt Peg. Thanks guys!!

audible chocolate

June 6th, 2012