We’re gonna have waffles for breakfast!

I finally managed to get a waffle iron into the house without my husband having a stroke!  I made cinnamon waffles for the boys for breakfast; I may never make another pancake again in my life.  It was so super easy, the waffle iron was $20 and the boys were happy.  No complaints there. 🙂

I bought the Oster DuraCeramic Waffle iron from Target for $19.99.  It worked perfectly and there was no drippy mess.  This thing is simple and easy to clean.  No fuss, no muss.  If you have been thinking about getting a waffle iron, so far this is a great deal for the price.


Cursed Cabbage – An exercise in foods to avoid

Please turn on some dark, funeral type music.  This exercise in cooking ruined my day.

I decided that I would go ahead and try my hand at stuffed cabbage, a comfort food I usually enjoy.  I found a recipe that was within my casual food guidelines and was very simple.  I admit the recipe was simple, but 1. it tasted awful and 2. I hate it for many reasons.  Boiled cabbage is not very easy to handle.  Wet tissue paper would be easier to work with I think.  Did I mention this is more of a cautionary tale than anything else?  Cursed cabbage, thou art mine enemy!

After tasting  the awful creation that stunk up the whole house I decided to put it down the disposal and eradicate its existence.  DO NOT PUT CABBAGE DOWN THE DISPOSAL.  It completely clogged the drain and I had to call a plumber; a rather surly and unpleasant man.



The cabbage and I are still friends at this point.



I think cutting out its core is where the cabbage started hating me.



The crime scene.






Getting hot in there Mr. Cabbage?  Is it?  I’m glad for it!





This doesn’t look good, does it?  This is the filling; brown rice, ground beef, an egg and garlic.






All rolled up in the pot.  The liquid was tomato juice, vinegar, sugar, currants and a squirt of ketchup.






Die cabbage die!



We shall never meet again….unless I get to shred you for slaw!


Crepes Bonaparte – Food Truck Review

I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Crepes Bonapartes http://www.crepesbonaparte.com food truck the other day.  I am not the biggest crepe fan by any means and I am not sure I am now however; this was a wonderful lunch and inspired a similar sandwich creation at home.  I had the King Brie crepe.  The king brie is creamy brie, crisp apple slices, bacon and turkey breast.  Great combination.  Nothing was served with the crepe and I think some greens with vinaigrette would have balanced this rich lunch out nicely.

Crepes Bonaparte was featured on the Food Networks “On The Road” show.  From their Facebook page “Crepes Bonaparte gourmet food truck and private event crepe bar catering recreates the experience of enjoying French crepes on the streets of Paris, France with made to order breakfast, lunch, and dessert style crepes.”

I really enjoyed my lunch here with two exceptions; I think my crepe was a tad too crispy and it needed something clean and sharp on the side.









Eggs Benedict Arnold.

You win some, you lose some, you completely botch some.

I was craving Eggs Benedict so I made them. Including the Hollandaise sauce…from scratch. I’ve had better. Not worse, but definitely better.

You see, what had happened was…I forgot a lemon at the store and figured oh well I have lemon powder that is dried out lemon juice. I love lemon and lemon powder might have over Super duper charged the lemon juice I made or the powder turned on me.

For this you need: Shaved Virginia Ham, free range eggs, English muffins, butter, fresh lemon juice and humility should it not turn out. I used salted butter and then added salt.  I think the two, salt and bad lemon mojo, conspired to humble me on this most aggrevating Tuesday.  The dogs liked it, but frankly they lick their own butt.


I am not posting any further recipe at this time because it did not turn out BUT I will re-post this when I have figured out where I mucked it up.