Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where I've Been..

Or eating.. I've been a lazy blogger and lazy cook as well.

Red Velvet Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery

Coconut Cream Cake

Bacon, Corn, Cheddar & Chive Frittata

Garlic Belachan w. a Side of Long Beans

Steamed Pork Ribs w. Black Bean Sauce

Buttermilk Biscuits

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Basil Butter Shrimp

Maryland Blue Crabs


Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

For those who know me well, there's always an occasion to eat well. My waistline and cholesterol will pay for it one day but there's nothing like a holiday weekend to put all diets and reservations aside to dive right into good food. There isn't many photos since I was too busy stuffing myself. From potlucks to BBQ to eating out, the last summer weekend brought nothing but constant itis.

Friday night's dinner and Sunday's brunch. Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup w. Short Ribs adapted from here.

Thank you Mel & Mary for hosting a wonderful BBQ. I came late and probably missed a lot of stuff but being me, I managed to sample everything that was left on the table - except for the corn which looked like a heap of cheesy goodness!

Here was my contribution. Potato Salad w. Pea, Proscuitto & Dill adapted from here. I didn't add the lemon juice. Something about adding acids to dairy gives me the heeby jeebies but I'm sure it's totally fine to do so with this recipe. This is an upgrade from my usually blah yet tasty potato salad but the occasion called for it.

Cheers to good food and even better company. The weekend wouldn't be complete without an awesome combination of the two.