Monday, July 26, 2010

Yummy Food Recap - Vol. VII

I'm back this week with another eclectic weekly summary of my eating habits.  This week is ever so slightly better than the last.

Results from last week's poll are also in.  Despite loving tomatoes on my hamburger, I totally forgot to list them as a burger topper.  As of tonight, and as of 5 votes, the top burger contenders are:

         3 votes for Ketchup
         2 votes for Cheese, Lettuce and Mustard
         1 vote for Tomato, Relish, and Onions

The champion of this poll was clearly Ketchup.

Ketchup is such an awesome condiment.  Sometimes I wonder if it really is *just* a condiment.  It has so many applications.  On typical burgers and hotdogs.  Some people enjoy it on mac and cheese.  I have to say one of my favorite uses of ketchup (or controversially: catsup) is to have it over a bowl of country-style hashbrowns.  I just love how the heat from the browns warms up the ketchup, making it ever so sweet and yummy <3

Moving on!  Here is this weeks "Executive Summary":

Tuesday - Chipotle Shrimp over Coconut Rice
Wednesday - Sweet Potato Hash
Thursday - Dr. Pepper Pork Tenderloin
Friday - Blackbean Eggrolls and Mahogany Chicken Waves
Saturday - Sheppard's Pie
Sunday - Meatballs and Eggnoodles
Monday - Souvlaki Skewers

Josh decided that he would like to have Chipotle this week and I really wanted to have shrimp, and both of us really wanted to try coconut rice so that's what inspired Tuesday's meal.  I bought some coconut milk at Belbin's grocery and it was my first time really working with it.  To top off the dish, we toasted some shredded coconut and it gave the meal a nice sweet crunch:

Wednesday we wanted a mostly vegetable meal, so we chopped up some red onions, red peppers and sweet potato, added some corn and blackbeans and made a hash of sorts out of it all.  It's one of our favorite things to eat.  To add a bit of a kick, we fried off a hot Italian sausage and that gave it a really nice taste.

Unfortunately, there was nothing spectacular looking about the interesting sounding Dr. Pepper Pork Tenderloin.  It was actually a bit of a letdown.  My favorite part was the mashed potato.  This is Josh's plate:

We had some fun on Friday night with our leftover blackbeans and eggroll wrappers, along with some mushrooms and onions making what we thought was a Chili-inspired eggroll.  Sad part is that we forgot to use the sour cream we had in the fridge.  Oh well.  With that we also made some Mahogany Chicken Waves.  They are dry-rubbed with cocoa powder, brown sugar, chili powder, smoked paprika and some S&P, skewered and then baked or grilled.  They are really nice and smoky, and look so pretty when you bite into them because the meat is so white and the outside is so dark...

Saturday we were both victims from drinking an ungodly amount of booze the night before.  We had a lot of fun (it was our first night downtown by ourselves) but we definitely paid the price the next day... especially me.  Ahem.... long story short we were in no mood to cook and wanted something heavy to settle our bellies, so we bought some pre-made Sheppard's pie.  It was very yummy, and it was not frozen either which was a treat.

Sunday we made some really nice hamburger-helper-esque noodle dish.  Sheila's home made meatballs + Mushrooms + Alfredo sauce + egg noodles = very easy, yummy meal.  We also had a tasty, toasted cheese bun on the side.

I was really excited for today's supper:  Souvlaki Skewers!  We had made this once before and I loved it.  It makes for good leftovers too.  I am still trying to decide if they were worth the raw onion scent that is stuck in my apartment now from leaving them to marinate in my fridge overnight.

So that's it for this week's blog.  I hope you enjoyed it!  

My favorite thing this week was probably the Sweet Potato Hash.  Shout-outs go to Carrot sticks, Spicy Nacho Doritos, Spinach Dip and Diet Pepsi (not all at the same time!) haha!


Anonymous said...

Love that you have a blog about food - one of my fav things!

we had pork roast in the slowcooker tonight with a combo of schwan and asweet chili sauce and stirfry veggies thrown in at the last hour - pretty quick and easy fix for supper - set it and forget it is my kinda meal

daily.musings86 said...


I'm super impressed with all your food making skills (it both makes me jealous and makes me want to be a better cook). I love checking out what you've been making (and voting in the polls!)

(Fyi - this is Terri since I just realized my user name doesn't imply who I am lol)