Monday, May 18, 2015

OMG a Recipe: Happy Hour at Home and Bringing WineSpritzersBack

*Cue JT, boogieing across the screen, doing some kind of The Robot-type dance move* "I'm bringin' WineSpritzersBack... Them other drinks just don't know how to act..." Okay, so maybe Justin Timberlake didn't show up to my sunny patio happy hour, but let's be honest, with this great weather and perfect setting, HE TOTALLY WOULD HAVE. With summertime practically here (Hello, Memorial Day weekend!), it's not wrong to start enjoying the great outdoors, even if it's as simple as having cocktails and snacks in your very own backyard.

The most exclusive happy hour in town -- YOUR BACKYARD - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, May 11, 2015

UnRecipe: Meatloaf is the New Ham (p.s. this title makes no damn sense)

My return to blogging after a short birthday/new dog break is, of course, nonsensical. As it should be. About as nonsensical as a freakin' hailstorm in May. We had one of those last week, and I was bundled up in two layers of sweats and freezing my buns off. Which makes something as cozy as meatloaf and roasted root veggies so fitting. Even though it's nearly Memorial Day weekend.

Meatloaf inspired by ham. JUST GO WITH IT. - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mixed Plate: Introducing.... DOG!

So... indulge me yet ANOTHER week of short, non-food related posts. It's a really good excuse, I swear. We've gained a new addition to the family -- I'm happy to announce the arrival of BK, aka Bua Kao (white lotus in Thai), aka Beeks as we sometimes call her, and I'm a bit preoccupied with getting this baby girl settled in. She's had a long, storied life for her short three-plus years on this wild and crazy planet. She's been blessed with loving households, saved from a flood in Thailand by good people, and she's made her way to our household. And she totally knows where the kitchen is. But we're all about keeping her healthy, so no Pity Hamburgers for this dog. Although I admit, it's hard not to say, HAVE ALL THE HAMBURGERS, BEEKS. Anyways, if you're interested in learning her full story, feel free to read it on my other blog, the Jaunty Magpie. Otherwise, don't be surprised if this new little fuzzy girl makes a few appearances on the blog, looking mournful and longing for whatever I'm cooking up. Welcome to the blog-world, BK.

Oh... hai. I'm BK. Nice to meet you. FEED ME. - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, April 27, 2015

Mixed Plate: HBD.... to ME!

Another year down and while I am older... I wouldn't necessarily say I'm any more wise. But I'm smart enough to say, dammit, I'm giving myself a Birthday Blog Holiday. I'm gonna eat cake. Maybe not this cake, because it's already long gone, but a sweet pastry of some sort. And I'm gonna just chill out. My day of birth was over the weekend, nuttin' special, but whatever, I'm celebrating it all week by trying to relax and take it easy. More importantly, IT'S THE MISTER'S BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK! Brock's birthday is on Weds. We're like twins. But not. Because that'd be weird. Anyways, I'm sure there will be cake, or more likely, hamburgers, which is fine by me. So HBD to us both, old folks that we are -- now git off my lawn! 

Birthday Cake and Blog Break. HBD to me! - Photo by Wasabi Prime