Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Joe's Special with Cheese

Mmmm, Eskimo Joes....Home of OSU Lovin and T-Shirt wearin' good times.

Actually, when I was in school I rarely ate at Joes ( nor did I buy my clothes there)...too popular and busy for my taste. Game days were always a certain brand of special if you could squeeze your way in. So, for the most part, I just avoided it and stuck with places where they accepted Bursar....

NOW is a different story entirely. Somehow, the place has come to represent all that is good and pure of my days in Stillwater and what better way to express goodness and purity than with beef and melted cheese? I craved this baby for two whole weeks when I found out we were going to a game. I even managed my caloric intake accordingly. Sadly, none of this planning helped me beat Tasha in % of weight lost this month ( oh, that's another story entirely) but at least I got to eat THIS:

With Ranch.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm Back

Hi! I finally got my new camera! Yes, it is fabulous and yes, it is the Nikon D80 I was dreaming about. This isn't exactly food but I suppose it is edible...I just wanted to show how cool my stuff is. Yeah, now I need to get some skills because this was a total fluke.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Greek Night- Baklava and Traditional Greek Salad

Opa!!! We had yet another themed dinner party and this time it was Greek night at our friend April's house. Everything was delicious from the ouzo meatballs to the Greek stuffed peppers. I was in charge of dessert since we couldn't find anything remotely Greek... I went with baklava- esteemed sweet of the land of the gyros. It originated in Turkey but now people think it's Greek so it is a total qualifier. I followed this recipe for baklava at Allrecipes.com and I pretty much followed it exactly for once with a couple of exceptions. Dang, I guess I didn't follow it exactly at all. Some of the reader comments suggested to either cool the baklava or the sauce before combining ( so they aren't hot together which would make for super sogginess.) I cooled the sauce. Also, for the sauce, instead of 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of honey...I used 1 1/2 cups of water to the 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of honey. It was good...went farther and a little less sweet. So, how was it? I dunno, I forgot to eat some but everyone said it was awesome and I'll trust them on it. I just don't have a sweet tooth...what can I say?

I also don't have a traditional greek salad tooth...

It was gross...here's the stupid recipe.

Here's me exercising my Ouzo Meatball tooth: