Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pork loin

So other than the fact that they totally cheated when they sold me this (it's two loins, stuck together to look like a single one, which is why I had to tie it together), it came out pretty well.

I rubbed it down with salt/pepper/sage/thyme/cumin, and then seared it with my cast iron pan. Once it was seared, I put it into the oven for an hour to roast. The end result has a bit too much cumin flavor, but was moist and tender and all that good stuff.

I decided to pair it with some cider stewed apples (choppy choppy, fry in a bit of butter, then add miscellaneous spices and about a quarter cup each of cider and woodchuck. Cover and let sit until you're ready for them.) and cheddar mashed potatoes (which I could have cheddared up about 40% without much trouble).

Nom nom!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Three frogs and two fat bumblebees.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008


This actually worked out pretty well for being the first time I've cooked shrimp. I marinated the shrimp in:

Lime juice (2 key limes)
Vermouth (enough to make the liquid level reasonable)
Garlic (2 cloves)
Green onions (about 2ish)
Old bay (I don't know. Maybe 2Tbs? I didn't measure.)

I had 8 shrimp (about a half pound or so before peeling), so scale accordingly. Once the garlic mashed potatoes were done, I made sure the cast iron pan was appropriately "sear-tastic," and added them. I let them cook for about 5-10 minutes (flipping halfway through), but they were a bit overcooked. Still, not bad for the first time cooking shrimp.

I think this means that I'll have to try again soon.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sandra lee sucks

How many books does she need to be lazy?

Friday, September 5, 2008


Dear at work teeth brusher...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Toys r us

Little kids totally need gps.

(He's old.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008