Archive | May, 2011

Number 60: Carob Chips

31 May

It’s been 2 weeks since I last blogged and I haven’t really been in the blogging mood lately.  That is, until I saw an item on the list that intrigued me: carob chips.  Easy to find (yay, Whole Foods!), easy to eat, and I could actually use them in a recipe instead of just munching on them.  Amidst the brats, beer, coleslaw, beans, awkward conversation, and more beer of the holiday weekend, I managed to do some recipe searching.  I finally decided on pumpkin carob chip muffins. Continue reading


Number 38: Vodka Jell-O AKA Jell-O Shots

18 May

This past weekend was the perfect time to do number 38 on the list.  Dan just became elderly (he turned 30), so we threw a birthday/housewarming bash on Saturday.  After taco dip, chicken wings, meatballs, veggie platters, and chocolate chip cookie bars, Jell-O shots were first on the list of things to make!

The first batch- the big one- was raspberry Jell-O with Six Raspberry Vodka.  I’m not gonna lie, people.  Six Raspberry Vodka tastes like vomit.  But I was not about to put some premium booze in that Jell-O!  On the first batch, I was an idiot and instead of substituting some vodka for water, I just put the normal amount of water and then some vodka at the end.  I was terrified that they would never solidify, but they ended up being just fine. Continue reading

Number 5: Crocodile (Alligator)

12 May

Ok, that up there is supposed to be my strikethrough effect.  Maybe they should re-name it “underline effect.” Anyways, I had to take some liberties with this one, as there are no crocodiles in North America and I don’t really have the time or money to go jetting off to Africa…yet… This is the final New Orleans post. I figured, where better to get some gator than new Orleans?  And I got it in pie form! Continue reading

Number 24: Rice and Beans

10 May

Is that not the most unappealing photo you’ve ever seen?  I took photo upon photo, desperately trying to make this NOT look like a puddle of mud with a severed horse penis floating in it, but it just wasn’t happening.  And yes, I just said that.  So I got some red beans and rice at Jazzfest in New Orleans.  Okay, it has some delicious spicy sausage in it.  Whatever- nobody cares.  It tasted like rice and beans and there’s nothing more I can say about it.  So…I think I’m going to spend the rest of this post talking about some other New Orleans specialties I sampled… Continue reading

Number 67: Beignets

8 May

Number 67 on the list said “beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cakes.”  I decided that since I was in New Orleans, I may as well head to one of the most famous places in the world to get a beignet: Cafe du Monde.  Cafe du Monde is a New Orleans staple that’s open 24/7.  It pretty much only has two things on the menu: beignets and coffee.  Perfect. Continue reading

Number 25: Head Cheese

4 May

Hey, folks!  Sorry I’ve been absent for a wee while, but I took a short trip down to New Orleans with my friend, Amy.  Why?  First of all, we were in desperate need of vacation. Second of all, Jazzfest was going on and we wanted to check that out.  Third of all (do people say that?), we wanted to see what New Orleans was like.  Last, but certainly not least, we wanted to eat.  And eat we did.  I conquered four of my foods in New Orleans and here is the first! Continue reading