Friday, August 7, 2009

Hi there, it's been a while!

So it's been crazy around the house since July 4th. We have all enjoyed the summer so far. It blows me away that Alex starts school August 19th. Where has the time gone? We've had swim lessons at the downtown YMCA twice a week besides swimming in the backyard pool. Bicycle riding, visiting City parks, staying with grandparents, farmers markets, cruising in the Z car....whew, what a summer.

I've been reading a lot of food blogs to inspire me in new ways. The Dish and SheSimmers have been two of my favorites lately. I love to eat and I'm excited to try these new dishes.

We spent 3 hours at the Highlands pool today but I set some chicken up this morning for dinner tonite. Bone in, skin on thighs in a marinade of tequila, orange & lime juice, garlic, oregano, olive oil, salt, pepper and two roasted jalapenos. I slow cooked them directly over a very low fire for forty minutes and they about fell apart. The better half thought it was pretty good. I agree. Our garden has produced some of the most eye-watering onions ever and they were a tasty addition to some fresh quacamole.

See you all again soon!


the DISH said...

I'm jealous of your behemoth weber grill...someday...someday.

Dixon said...

Greetings! I tracked over here through another blog after a simple "Lincoln Food Blog" Google search. Kindered spirits, I can tell, man. Foodies, BBQ'rs, boxer owners. Trouble!

I'll be getting back on the blogging wagon after falling on & off this year. It's a hodge-podge, but I'll be zeroing back in on food again.....both mine and what I can dig up around town that's good.

One recommendation: Give Phat Jacks another chance. Go inside and get a sandwich special, especially anyhting with brisket. Matt makes a damn good hunk of smoked cow, and I'm a BBQ snob. And his baby backs are NOT what you expect to find in a restaurant. From one meat aficionado to another... ;)

Thanks, man. Keep cookin' the good stuff.


Chris said...

Thanks for dropping in J.B. I'll be watching your blog for good food!

The more I hear about Phat Jacks turning things around, the more I might give it another go.

Take it easy!