**I’m hoping to do one or two more BB recipes before the season is over, but it entirely depends on my ability to come up with stupid food puns. I bet I will, I’ve got a few more ideas kicking around in the ol’ noggin. So stayed tuned for more recipes celebrating the best show on television!
This one is a little obvious, but it’s goofy and fun. And if you have a Breaking Bad party, it’s the perfect appetizer. Or for any party, really. You can totally taste the difference from salsa in a jar.
You will need:
This was a perfect side dish for our Heisenburgers that we made last week, and it was so colorful and flavorful, that it would make a great addition to any meal!
The first episode of the last season (or the first episode of the second half of the last season, if we’re being nit-picky about it) aired this past Sunday, and I have to say, it did not disappoint.
I won’t give anything away, but…chills.
It gave me chills.
So let’s channel everyone’s favorite meth cook with the heart of gold, and make some ice cream that will give everyone chills…of happiness!
Jesse is a nice guy. Very misunderstood, depressed, and he’s had a hard life. Granted, the meth doesn’t help much, but he’s got a sweet, vulnerable side. So I decided to make him something that will hopefully cheer him up!
Mmm… Ice cream. Ice cream makes everyone happy, right Jesse?
When I started this blog 2 years ago (AH! Happy blogiversary to me!) I was obsessed with tv and movies, to the point where I was sort of a snob about it. Kevin has helped me mellow out a lot since then, which is good. Because almost as soon as I stopped watching every episode of every tv show ever, and then immediately going online to the AV club to read the reviews, I suddenly had time to, I don’t know, publish two books.
Learn how to take pretty pictures.
Teach myself graphic design.
You get the picture.
But there are several shows I will never abandon. Some of them are stupid and fun (Face-Off, Arrested Development, Archer), and some of them are highly regarded (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Parks and Rec).
But one of the greatest shows ever, of course, is Breaking Bad. With the final season premiering THIS WEEKEND (!!!) Kevin and I decided we needed to honor TV’s biggest badass with his very own burger.
Known only to his enemies as Heisenberg, Walter White, the genius cook behind the highly addictive blue meth that is sweeping the streets of Albuquerque, is a complete and total badass.
He started out as a dweeby science teacher, but in the past several seasons has transformed miraculously before our eyes. We love him, and we’re terrified of him.
After all, he does the knocking. Continue reading
When coming up with the menu that Simon would use to seduce Bree, halfway through Baking Bree, Crème Brûlée immediately came to mind. It’s hard to imagine a sexier dessert than this restaurant staple, and it’s the perfect finale to a romantic meal. Plus, spoon feeding to each other across the table? Totally hot.
The cool thing I learned is that it isn’t all that difficult to make at home, assuming you have the right tools and ingredients for the job. The whole process does take awhile (especially the cooling stage) so it’s best to make this ahead of time. Continue reading
I got an ice cream maker for my birthday from my mom! And honestly, it was a gift unto herself, too, cuz who doesn’t love fresh ice cream?
My first recipe was from the cuisinart cookbook that came with the ice cream maker, with a few adaptations. But I chose this flavor because not only do I love mint chocolate chip, but my mint in my herb garden was going crazy!
And the oreos? Do you even need to ask?
Obligatory self-promotion: Hey everyone, It’s my birthday. So do me a favor and buy yourself a present! A paperback copy of my super well-received debut novel, Passion’s Tide! I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it is to hold a copy of my book in my hands. AND I can sign it!
Happy Fourth of July!!!!
And for all you other yankee doodle dandies, happy birthday
You can read my post from last year, gushing about how independence day is the best possible day to have a birthday, and I’ll save me the trouble of writing it out again. Also, that layered berry cake was amaaaaazing.
But this year I made this party mix to bring to New Hampshire with me, with the added bonus that it’s gluten free! Well, without all the added sprinkles it is.
All you need is a lovely mix of gluten-free items that work well together. For this one I used: Continue reading
You know how chicken can be the most boring, dry, flavorless meat ever? How just the effort of chewing through the tough, overcooked meat of a chicken breast is exhausting?
The trick, my friends, is simple.
Beer can chicken, or stand up chicken, or beer in the butt chicken (I personally like that one), is one of the easiest ways to infuse flavor into a whole chicken. And you get to drink some beer!
I’ve heard of this being done with soda, which is something on my to-do list. But since Kevin, my personal beer-connoisseur, is home for the week, I let him pick a fun summery beer to use.
I luckily have this great contraption where you stick the beer can in the middle, and then shove it up the chicken’s butt. It makes the whole process easier, but I’ve seen people do it without the stand.
First you clean your chicken and pat it dry. Then you make a dry rub. We made a potent, smoky rub that we adapted from this recipe, and it was awesome.
I may have gone a little overboard with the seasoning though.
Ha. Look at his fat saggy belly. Continue reading
Holy heat wave Batman!
Is anyone else melting? Because it has been miserable for days now, and it’s making pretty much everything impossible. Especially running. Ugh.
And standing in front of a hot stove isn’t ideal, either. So Kevin and I endeavored to make a meal that kept us pretty cool. We failed, of course, because between boiling the pasta and asparagus for the pasta salad, baking the french fries, and standing in front of the grill, we worked up a pretty decent sweat.
Overall, however, it was worth it. Because the bison burgers were delicious and lean, and the pasta salad was tangy and flavorful.
And while we were at Home Depot buying me a portable air conditioner for my bedroom (THANKS KEVIN!!!). we saw a metal bucket filled with glass bottles of coca-cola on sale for $10. Since these bottles usually go for $1-2 dollars a pop, we figured it was a great deal. And there is no better flavor than ice cold coke out of a glass bottle. Continue reading
Kevin graduated (yay!)
I just submitted Passion’s Tide to Createspace for final review before it starts printing (double yay!)
I’m hard at work outlining book 3 (triple yay!)
I’ve signed up for my first 5K (oh dear god, what have I done?)
And tonight I’m going to ZooBrew at the Seneca Park Zoo, hopefully to get intoxicated and look at the animals. Half of which I know by name, as I worked at the zoo when I was 17. (Yay orangutans!)
Annnnnd I’m a terrible blogger, I know. The weather has been nice so I’ve read three books this week, went for 4 runs (unheard of), cleaned a bunch, did some gardening, and a whole lot of laying about in my hammock. I did buy some amazing meat to do some amazing grilling things with Kevin, so I’ll snap some pictures and post some recipes. (Mmm…meat)
So…yeah! Have a great weekend!