We did it. We survived the first week of the 2012 football season. RG3 made a lot of people in my parts remember why they ever signed on for Skins fandom. Peyton made me remember why I love him so, even in that terrible orange jersey.
And stomachs all across this great land cried out for Tums, and a week of rest.
Let’s see how many of my favorite things we can fit into one recipe, shall we – grilling, mangoes, cilantro, and booze in food?! What do you get, the most delicious salsa to ride the chip express.
It’s sweet, it’s smoky, it’s awesome! Grilling the mangoes, pineapple and red pepper take their already perfect flavor and bump them up a notch. Sweetness hooks up with char and smoke and does a little happy dance. This salsa was fantastic with chips (I’m obsessed with Terra), but would also be delicious over white fish, chicken or pork.
Wings are an integral part of the football watching experience, and since there are two games this weekend, and two teams emerging victorious and heading to the big dance, it’s so obvious that you need two wing recipes for Conference Championship Sunday.
I’m hoping the Super Bowl means the 49ers and Ravens are throwing down, but that’s neither here nor there – ON TO THE WINGS!
Curry, you fabulous spice, why must I always sleep on my love for you? Every time I add this fabulous powder to a dish I’m reminded of my love of Indian cuisine, and my need to eat it more often.
If you’re not crazy for curry like me, may I inform you that curry is said to prevent certain diseases like colon cancer and Alzheimer’s. If that’s not enough… it’s claimed to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, wink, wink.
Stumbling upon Ina whipping up these nuts one day, I knew I had to bring them to the holiday party. My only complaint… where’s the booze girl? I added bourbon to mine, and a few tablespoons of Vermont Maple Liquer Sapling. If you can find this in your area… get it, it’s amazing!
This nuts pack some serious punch with the chipotle powder and an unexpected depth of flavor from rosemary and bourbon. They’re super yummy… make two batches, they’d make a great present for anyone not allergic to nuts… and/or awesomeness!
I’ve devised a scale to be used with dip related food items… from now on they’ll be rated from “eh”, decent, good to – insights mindless addictive dunking behavior.
This dip would fall into the latter category. Creamy, funky, delicious and slightly out of the ordinary – you might wanna make two batches.
And the gruyère… oh the gruyère. Let’s not relegate this delicious cheese to French onion soup my friends. He should be making far more appearances, and this is the perfect way to spotlight his goodness.
The other added bonus of this dip, your house will smell of onions and bacon for the entire day, should that be something you’re in to.