Sunday, July 07, 2013

Good Eats

Seems like I've been blessed with lots of good food and parties of late.  Here are my reviews.....all of these treats were new to me: 

1)
Brownies made with black beans.....even Ghiradelli makes a mix for those who want some fiber in their dessert.   I give the brownies we tried a C plus rating. They were ultra moist...but not very sweet.   
2)
Friends of friends have a new smoker . They smoked just about everything you could smoke for their last party.  They offered us a sample of their BACON EXPLOSION.

Explosion is layers of bacon with italian sausage pressed into the layers...smoked until...well heavenly . I give the bacon explosion an A minus.  It was a tad greasy, but nothing one couldnt help along by blotting it first.  The taste was outstanding.

3)  I had chicken thighs marinated in garlic, lime juice and walnuts in a paste.  I would have preferred chicken breasts and white meat, then it would have gotten an A plus.  Thighs just taste fatty to me, because they have more fat and I'm not a dark meat fan.  The marinade paste was outstanding, however. I will try it with white meat. 

and 4) 
a pineapple cilantro onion and cucumber salad. 
It was lacking in something.  Fresh enough but kind of blah.  The flavors didn't meld.  I'll not make this again. 

Any thing new on your plates??  Good, bad?  Want to share??  (and because it is a knitting blog: I plan to make these adorable pocket socks) 


16 comments:

Dee said...

Oh my gosh...how cute are those socks? Do you get the teddy pattern too?

Nancy Kay said...

Over the 4th I ate several new dishes. One was lemon chicken. Chicken breasts were first marinated in fresh lemon juice and then baked with a little brown sugar and cream of chicken soup spread over them. WOW. A+

Cute socks, for sure!!

Toni said...

Oh my! Those socks are just adorable!

Katherine said...

I love the sound of the marinade. I think I'll try it.

The socks are oh so cute!! I would love it if you would share where you found the pattern. I want a little teddy in my socks!

Mereknits said...

I would have given the chicken an A++ I love dark meat, I think chicken breasts are so dry. Sned your leftovers my way.
Hugs,
Meredith

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sad to admit, but true, I'd have probably loved the bacon explosion AND the chicken thighs BECAUSE of the fat. LOL! Oh, I wish I couldn't stand fatty foods. ;) Cute little pockets on those socks. blessings ~ tanna

kathy b said...

Katherine

i found the socks on Ravelry.....somewhere..let me look it up. : ) :)
kathyb

Alyssa said...

I tried to make coffee cake last week... it as a nightmare. Didn't bake, overflowed out of the pan into the oven... etc etc.

Judy S. said...

Those socks are really cute! I need to find that pattern. Oh, and just got my watermelon yarn.......

Nancy said...

I want to try this Creamy Cauliflower Salad recipe: it sounds good to me.

http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings/2013/07/08/creamy-cauliflower-salad-lots-of-flavor-few-calories/

Love the sock!

Mrs. Micawber said...

I eat brownies for the sugar and butter and chocolate. If I want fiber I eat fiber. :)

That marinade sounds divine ... but it seems like chicken thighs need to be braised for proper texture and to melt off that fattiness. (Not that I have anything against fat - we pour a whole cup of heavy cream into every small batch of ice cream we make. Eating the finished product is like applying lip balm.)

Great socks!

elns said...

Kathy, I'm going to have to say I'm a fan of the chicken thigh, but I like white meat too. I like it all. hehe. What can I say? This body doesn't come for free ;)

Pocket socks? I'm just excited to be making my way through my first pair. Wow, what a cool gift those would make if I stick a $5 bill in them for The Kid eh?

This post is really showing your go-getterness! :)

elns said...

Kathy, I'm going to have to say I'm a fan of the chicken thigh, but I like white meat too. I like it all. hehe. What can I say? This body doesn't come for free ;)

Pocket socks? I'm just excited to be making my way through my first pair. Wow, what a cool gift those would make if I stick a $5 bill in them for The Kid eh?

This post is showing your go-getterness. (I hope I didn't post this twice!) but I think I failed not proving I was a robot this morning.

SissySees said...

The Knight will need more info about bacon explosion. He too has a relatively new smoker and we do love the bacon... but this explosion sounds interesting too.

SapphireBlue said...

I'm so hungry!

Nicole said...

No new food experiments here lately, but now I want brownies. Thank you very much... :-/

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