Monday, January 23, 2012

Grilled Cheese with a Twist

Yes, it's a grilled cheese sandwich, with provolone. Nothing special, right? But look at the crusty outside.

The bread was spread with tomato vodka sauce and sprinkled with grated parmesan before grilling.

Delicious. I don't think I can have a grilled cheese any other way from now on.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Random Quotes from the WIP Household, Part XXVIII


He's got a sweet blue Volvo. But I need to buy him a pie for his birthday.


If your mom had a chihuahua, she'd be the perfect gay guy.


I'm not hanging out with you. I'm telling you $h!t. There's a difference.


Just look up "weird squishy thing for your butt".


Family cocaine time!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quick Berry Trifle

OK maybe it's not a trifle. But it's quick. And it's got berries and whipped cream.

The best part? The spongecake. Yes, it was from a storebought package. But it was toasted in butter in a skillet before topping it with the macerated berries (a little sugar and a basil leaf, let sit for 2 hours) and the whipped cream.

I don't do dessert too often, but this was delicious.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poached Egg on a Tortilla

Yes, I'm addicted to poached eggs. I blame my husband.

This was a lightly toasted tortilla, some cheddar cheese, green onions, tomatoes, poached egg. Surrounded by green chile salsa.

Not glamorous, but tasty.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Non-Food Post - Books Read in 2011

Once again, I'm reading less. Only 18 books in 2011, compared to 24 in 2010. To be fair, I spent most of December reading A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, which is monstrous. And I'm almost done.

With no further adieu, the list:

Spice – The History of a Temptation – Jack Turner
Manitou – Graham Masterton
Edible Stories – Mark Kurlansky
Mafia Hairdresser – Jon-David
Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
Salted – Mark Bitterman
The Sword-Edged Blonde – Alex Bledsoe
The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson
The Way of the Wiseguy – Joseph D. Pistone
Best Food Writing 2007 – Holly Hunter, ed.
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop – Lewis Buzbee
The Gathering Storm – Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Odd Bits – Jennifer McLagan
Choice of the Cat - E. E. Knight
The Ramen King and I - Andy Raskin
11/22/63 - Stephen King
Much Depends on Dinner - Margaret Visser

What did you read?