Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Anyway, I refer to it as my own Semi-Homemade, 30-Minute Meal creation...
P.S. Tonight is Taco Lasagna from my friend Morgan's Mom. I'll let you know how it goes, but, they all eat actual tacos. So, it should be fine...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
We started with salads. James tried the summer stack without much success. He got a rotten tomato slice. I had the bruschetta toss. It was edible, but nothing fantastic. The white cheese on top is mozzarella di bufala. It was completely unrememberable.
I tried the artichoke ravioli. It was o.k. But, a bit too much vinagrette on top. It was overkill. But again, presentation was very nice...Finally, it's not vacation without dessert. I am a sucker for tiramasu. Whenever I see it, I have to try it. This had an added bonus of being made with mascarpone. Now, I've heard of this numerous times on the Food Network, & if it's good enough for Bobby Flay to use, it's good enough for me to try. It was amazing. Lighter than regular sour cream. There was a frangelica hazelnut cream sauce on the side too, & it was bursting with light flavor, adding tremendous layers of enjoyment!All & all, it was a great experience made better by the fact that I didn't have to cut up anyone else's dinner, or use the powder room while my meal was still hot & fresh!
Monday, August 11, 2008
SHOCK! James tried the Cowboy Ribeye. Essentially a steak with a baked potatoe & fried onions on top. He said it was very well prepared, but honestly, he grills a good ribeye at home too.
Now, I tried the South by Southwest Tilapia. I chose veggies & smashed red potatoes (yummy) for the sides. See that dollup in the middle of the fish? That's chipotle-lime butter, & it is AWESOME! Overall a very elegant dish & the flavors blended very well together. The butter helped calm some of the heat on the fish making it more enjoyable to eat.
That's it for this installment. The next entry is a more "up" scale establishment...
Friday, August 1, 2008
All Night Long (All Night) : Lionel Richie
Dancing In the Streets: David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Down On the Corner: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jenny from the Block: Jennifer Lopez
Our House: Madness
Saturday In the Park: Chicago
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting): Elton John
Summer Nights: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Summer Nights: Van Halen
Summer of '69: Bryan Adams
Summertime: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Summertime: Kenny Chesney
Summertime: New Kids on the Block
Summertime Blues: Alan Jackson
When the Sun Goes Down: Kenny Chesney
My biggest disappointment was the fact the Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" was not available on iTunes. That is the song that started this entire search. Plus, it was a VERY narrow search. They had to be songs that involved streets, summer, or Saturdays since this is for a BLOCK party, in the STREET, during the SUMMER, on a SATURDAY night.
I know. I can get weird sometimes.
Well, I'm on vacation all next week, so don't party too much while I'm gone. I will be checking in after Wednesday...