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.
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!