Wednesday, June 19, 2013
It's definitely not-soup weather for most of the US and finally it's almost not-soup weather in New York. I think we're gonna stay at least in the 70s for now. However, I'm still catching up on recipes I've made in previous months, so you'll have to stash this away for a super cold summer night or fall.
I really didn't like sausage at all prior to this year, but I have come around with all these amazing soups with Italian sausage I've been making. During the cooler months (which is most of the year here), we have soup every Wednesday for dinner. I'm not sure why but Nick is obsessed with soup, so this was his request: Soup Wednesdays. Both of us thought the only thing lacking in this soup was more kale. It was so flavorful.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I first found out this recipe years and years ago when my friend and fellow army wife, Jaime, stuck a few cans in a saucepan. I was a little baffled and thought she might've bumped her head or something - but she reassured my skepticism with explaining this method of easy and delicious caramel or dulce de leche.
I guess a lot of people call this the bomb method online. You do have to babysit the cans while you are simmering them. They have to stay COMPLETELY submerged in water. As long as they are covered in water completely, they won't explode.
Monday, June 17, 2013
I have seen a lot of bang bang shrimp recipes around, but I'm not the biggest shrimp fan so I didn't bother looking to see what it entailed. When I saw bang bang chicken, I definitely perked up my ears. The sauce definitely had my interests peaked. Overall, it has an amazing crunchy coating and the sauce is perfection.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Fried rice is one of my absolute favorite things in the whole world to eat. I never really thought of doing any variations of it, but I ADORED PDub's version of pineapple fried rice and decided I should come up with a Hawaiian version of fried rice. And for added measure, add a little heat to it!
Friday, June 14, 2013
I mentioned in my last beer soup post how much I was digging beer in food. This is perfect situation for me because Nick brews more beer than he can drink by himself and it's GREAT tasting beer. But also funny because when I ask if I can nab a beer for a recipe, he gives me this poor puppy dog sad face. But not his precious brew! But he always loves how the recipes turn out :)
I paired this delicious bacony beer soup with the Jalapeno PJ Cornbread Bites from earlier this week.