Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday Food

What are you eating today?

We are going with burgers! It'll be homemade all the way, too: homemade buns from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, homemade all-beef burger patties, homemade guacamole and homemade bean dip.

The burgers will be simply topped with red leaf lettuce leaves and sliced Roma tomatoes and mustard and ketchup. And, of course, the guacamole and bean dip will be enjoyed with corn tortilla chips, which we are not making homemade, but which seem fresh-made from our grocery store. They are like the chips you get in a really good Mexican restaurant. Seriously yum.

A lot of people are cooking good food today. It's almost like Thanksgiving - cooking that special food you eat just once a year. And, a lot of people are going with traditional football fare in pizza and wings. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with good pizza and wings. It is one of my all-time favorites, but I always pay for it later. Maybe that's why it's only once in a while that we go wild with junk food?

So, in honor of Super Bowl Sunday, may your preparations for the game go smoothly and stress-free and may the game be a nail-biter. Let's all hope for a good game! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lovely lemons

Behold the bounty from our lemon tree! We were fortunate to pick about 10 dozen lemons this year, and they were juicy and fragrant. We shared as much as people wanted and still had plenty.

With all of these lemons, I began to rack my brain for different recipes for which I needed a lot of lemons. I thought of the usual - lemon meringue pie, but that has never gone over so well (see this post), plus I am trying to cut down on sweets with the new year and all (isn't everyone?), lemon bars (again with the sweet!), and hot lemonade. A friend suggested a lemon artichoke caper pasta with chicken, which my husband executed with great success! It was much like the chicken scaloppine from Macaroni Grill.

My daughter took some lemons and said she'd be making lemonade. I'll have to call the others who received lemons and ask them what they decided to make!


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