Posts Tagged With: Food

About this Posting Idea…

So my idea was to start posting more regularly. Right. Gotcha. About that. And then life happened.

That wee sma’ kidney stone I had been attempting to pass (for a week!) went nowhere, so the end of my week got turned upside down after seeing the NP at my new urologist’s office on Thursday. I got a call at 3:30 Thursday afternoon to report to the Surgical Check-in Desk at 8am Friday morning for eviction of said stone. I’m still not quite recovered, but all things being equal, no stone is much better than stone.

Hadn’t felt much like eating in quite a few days, but this evening, I had an absolute craving for pizza, and not just any pizza, but really cheesy (with the almost-burnt rim of browned cheese at the edges) deep-dish pizza.

Enter Jet’s Pizza. They’re just outside the 2 mile limit (wherein I’m supposed to have 50 places to eat), but they make the little rectangular deep-dish pizzas. That is WHAT THEY DO. They have round pizza, as well, but their specialty is exactly what I was craving.

The store is small, but it smells heavenly. There’s nowhere inside to eat, but when the weather warms up, there are a few tables outside that could serve for a nice al fresco lunch. I walked in and ordered the Deep Dish Duo, a 4-corner pizza with a matching 4-corner side of cheesy bread. This absolutely hit the spot!

The cheesy bread has mozzarella, cheddar, and romano cheeses in abundance, and pulling the slices apart led to long strings of cheese that I had to chase down with my fingers. Oh, darn. The pizza was equally good, with sauce that is slightly sweet and just a hint spicy, under a generous layer of cheese. I could, however, wish for more pepperoni per slice, but that is fixable.

I’ll definitely be heading back.

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Con Food

Between medicine and firearms, as well as renaissance faires and sci fi/comic cons, I’ve attended a lot of conventions (both mundane and otherwise) in my time. One of the biggest things on many people’s minds at any sort of con is the food — where to find it, what sort will be available, how much it will cost, and what the quality will be.

Where a con is located will have a major impact on the availability of food. If located at a downtown convention center, all sorts of restaurants will be within a few minutes walk, while most renaissance fairs are located in more rural locations, so the faire food is all there is. The Kentucky Expo Center is fairly isolated, with nothing within walking distance.

Yesterday, while wandering the halls of the Kentucky Expo Center while it was still mostly empty, I saw a variety of food trucks and other food booths. I’m not certain how they’ll stand up to the onslaught of the tens of thousands expected through the doors over the weekend, but they’re well-spaced throughout the center, provide a good variety of choices (from Mexican to bbq, sandwiches to salads, and a few other more uncommon options, as well), and don’t seem to be exorbitantly expensive.

So far, I can wholeheartedly recommend Lil’ Orbits donuts. They’re tiny donuts, freshly-made and rolled in cinnamon sugar. They’re so light and fluffy and just melt in your mouth.

The one food truck that I wish was here was one that I saw broken down on the side of the freeway last night. It said on the side, “Waffles Worth Dying For!” and was called something along the lines of “Bacon Waffle Truck”. After we’d gone by, I kept wanting to go back and rescue it and bring it to the NRAAM with us.

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Weapon of Mass Consumption

Last week, my favorite baking source had a sale. Free shipping. And when flour comes in 3 pound and 5 pound bags, shipping gets pricey in a hurry if I don’t wait for this to come around.

I bought quite a bit of several different kinds of flour, as I’ve found a few new recipes that I want to try. I feel the need to branch out a bit, and with the warmer weather arriving, I’m hoping to feel a bit more like doing -stuff-.

I also bought a couple of specialty baking pans…a scone pan (because I’m a little tired of glumpy-looking scones) and a popover pan. The popover pan even came with a free box mix to try. I was a bit doubtful, but I decided to give it a try tonight.

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I added in a bit of grated Grand Cru cheese to each one, just for a bit of flavor. They popped amazingly well, but despite that, they were a bit heavy on the inside. Next time, I’ll use my tried-and-true recipe.

Still worth it, though.

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Dinner Out

I’ll blame it on being tired. Well, beyond tired, really…exhausted and not thinking straight. Even though I have to admit that I let myself in for all of this mess, I still say it wasn’t really my fault.

I’d gone to pick my guy’s mom up when she called, just as I was ready to lay down for a nap. I still hadn’t slept after my night shift, and by the time I’d dropped her home after a stop or two, it was well after 4pm. I was hungry and I thought food would keep me going for a while longer. There was a sushi place just a little north of where I was, so I headed there. I figured I could get a quick bite and then get home and crash.

Unfortunately, the place was packed. There must’ve been a party going on, but all of the tables were taken, and I was told there’d be quite a wait. “But hang on. If you want, we can seat you now on the hibachi side,” said the hostess. “Alright,” I said, thinking, “How bad can this be? Hot food, fixed for me… Sounds great!”

I sat down. To my left…a 10 year old boy with his mother on his other side. To my right, a 6 year old boy with his father on his other side, followed by a baby in a carseat, two more boys, and their mother. I was trapped between two rambunctious boys. Lovely! What fun! And it only got better from there.

When the chef was tossing egg into people’s mouths, the 6 year old to my right got a bit rowdy. He jumped up and backwards on his chair, flipping himself and it all the way over and smashing it. He bounced up. The chair didn’t. It lay in smithereens, to be picked up and brushed aside, replaced by a new chair. He tried it again, but his dad caught the chair just before it toppled the second time. (Neither time did he catch the egg, of course.)

The 10 year old to my left wasn’t quite that bouncy, but he couldn’t hold on to his silverware to save his life. I quit counting after his fourth fork hit the floor. The waitress ended up just bringing a stack of forks for him to use. (I suppose I should be glad he wasn’t learning chopsticks that night.)

As for me? Apparently I wasn’t paying enough attention to the chef at one point, because he threw an onion slice at me and hit me dead on in the chest. I about went backwards in my chair from surprise at that!

But the food was good, and I had enough left for a snack later that night. I’ll just have to remember to pay attention at all times if I go back there.

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It Makes Everything Better!

Even having to go to work…

One of our (mine and my guy’s) favorite restaurants does grilled cheese. And when I say it “does grilled cheese”, I mean that it puts two slices of thick bread around just about anything you can think of, adds some cheese in there, and puts it on a grill. Bacon and eggs? Sure. Want to add a burger patty? Done. Pierogies and sauerkraut? You got it. Meatballs, fried mozzarella wedges, and marinara? Absolutely. (You get the idea.)

We’d been there earlier in the month, and we wouldn’t usually have gone back again quite so soon. A half a sandwich and some fries is plenty enough for a meal; the second half sandwich is a meal for later. But February was an odd month. Instead of the usual “monthly special”, they had 4 different monthly specials, each one only for a few days. The last 5 days of the month were devoted to a bacon lover’s dream.

The sandwich was called “The 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon Melt”. And yes, it had 6 types of bacon in it. Two types of cheese. Tomato and lettuce. All between two slices of thick bread. And then grilled. It was amazing.

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And perhaps the best part was that I had the second half to take to work with me.

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