Egg Salad Sandwich

Posted by Megan | Lunch, Salad

I was hesitant when Will suggested making egg salad sandwiches for lunch last week. I’m not a huge egg fan still and I didn’t know how I felt about eating it for several days in a row. However, with the addition of some things that were hanging out in our fridge (like bacon) it made 5 days of egg salad sandwiches much better. I highly recommend the addition of bacon; like everyone knows-everything tastes better with bacon!

This is Courtney – first introduced in the debate food from a few weeks ago. I went to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival a few weeks ago and picked up the cookbook for all the delicious food. And the beginning of fall means it’s time for yummy soup! This soup was featured at the Canada Marketplace. And it’s basically crack. It takes a while to make and you have to watch to make sure it doesn’t boil, but it’s so worth it. You can also make tons of substitutions depending on what you have on hand. I’ve indicated mine in parenthesis. Also, this recipe serves ten. I didn’t realize this when I first started making it, but lots of my friends were very, very well fed for the next few days. This soup wouldn’t freeze well, but it works just fine to put it in the fridge and reheat it slowly.

This is another recipe from MY new favorite food blog, Pinch of Yum. I was perusing some of her recent recipes and up came a red lentils and a green lentils recipe. So we decided to try the red curry lentils recipe first. Such a good idea. We have been on a lentils kick recently, if you can’t tell, and this meal is a great addition to our lentils repertoire. Flavorful (especially as leftovers the next day), filling, and fairly simple to make, this recipe is a perfect introduction to lentils if you haven’t tried any of our other recipes yet! I think the best part about this meal was I really wanted to make it, but we had it planned for a Wednesday which has me out teaching until about 7:30. When I got home, Will had already prepared everything-all chopped, pureed, and the lentils were cooking. So all I had to do was mix everything in the pot correctly and put on the finishing touches! That’s the way cooking should be!

Brinner

Posted by Megan | Breakfast, Dessert

Last Sunday, we were bad. Really bad. Will saw the cinnamon roll waffles on one of his websites and it has since made the Pinterest rounds. So for our SND, we decided to instead make what Will has dubbed, “brinner.” Brinner is a brunch/dinner, thus breakfast food for dinner. This time it included an egg, bacon, and the cinnamon roll waffles. And it was amazing. It was so much unhealthy food that we don’t normally eat that it actually kind of hurt after the fact.

For those of you who follow this blog regularly, you’ll probably notice that yes, I have indeed posted about a stirfry before. However, that’s the beauty of this type of meal: it’s so easy to be creative and come up with new ideas and this version was a hit! Please enjoy the 2.0 version of this 🙂

Last time I uploaded my photos, I discovered this little picture in there. I thought I had perhaps lost my mind because I didn’t remember taking this, but then realized that it’s Will’s computer in the background! I asked him about it and he confessed to thinking this breakfast looked blog-worthy, so we decided to include it. Short, sweet, and self-explanatory: the way all recipes should be!

Have you ever heard of sumac? Yeah, me either until Will decided on this Lebanese bread recipe. So I searched at EarthFare. And Publix. And Winn-Dixie. And World Market. And then threw out a Facebook post for help before finally having someone use Yelp and locating a Middle Eastern grocery store in Tallahassee. Who knew? Certainly not us, but what an exciting discovery! Not only did the guy have sumac (and lots of it), he also had a variety of other fascinating foods and spices from the Middle East/India/Mediterranean. Basically, he’s awesome and for those of you in Tallahassee, the store is “International House of Foods” and is way up Monroe St., across from El Jalisco’s.

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That’s basically all you need to know about these cookies. So you know how I posted about Crack Cookies awhile back? Yeah, these are better. They have always been the best cookie recipe I’ve ever made. Which is saying a lot. You know how certain people are identified with certain foods? Like in my family, there are my dad’s mint chocolate chip cookies (which I can do a pretty close attempt at, but never quite the same) and I associate one of my favorite recipes, red beans and rice, with my mom and her library cookbook-copying ways because it’s one of the BEST recipes she ever introduced to our family. Anyways, the point is, if I could be identified by a recipe, this is definitely up there on the list of recipes I would want you to know me by. Because these cookies are good. Like, make someone fall in love with you good. Break any diet for these cookies, good. They are, in essence, the best.

This is Will’s wonderful alfredo sauce recipe. This was one of the first things he ever cooked for me, so you can see why I fell in love with the guy. However, in the off chance you want Mama June’s “Sketti” recipe instead, look no further. I’ve never watched Honey Boo Boo, but Will and I were just dying of curiosity when we both came across this video on our respective trashy websites (People and The Daily What). I give you, Sketti. And just remember folks, once you watch this, you can never take it back.

The other day I ran into my friend Jill on the way to class and she shared a picture with me of an amazing pumpkin pie she made, proclaiming that the picture was “totally blog worthy.” I agreed, to say the least, so I asked her to send me the picture and recipe so I could have my first guest post on the blog! I’m especially glad she showed me this because I’m not much of a pumpkin-food fanatic when fall hits (hahaha fall. In Florida. Still waiting for it to really get here.) so at least I will have this recipe to share with everyone 🙂 However, seeing this may inspire me to make some pumpkin muffins? We shall see! Either way, Jill said this was pretty easy and I think her picture collage speaks for itself!