Breakfast – the breaking of the night’s fast, the best meal to enjoy at all hours, the best jump in your pump for a long day, the best foundation for a day of drinking! Wait, what?
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.
With that thought in mind… on to the dip!
Depending on your team of choice, each year holds something different for you. For us sad Browns fans,
all most years we chalk up to “rebuilding.” For other teams, that Lombardi Trophy is so close, yet so far away. Others plain suck, but look forward to that nice draft pick. Others feel like sting of riding that middle .500. And others, believe it or not, just win!
This year, and this team of Touchdown Thursdays, we’re going all the way. No mediocrity. No buffalo chicken dip. No football decorated cupcakes. This is “put on your big girl panties, and DIG. IN. food.”
Enough with the pep talk, on to the hot deliciousness.
The Fantasy line-up is set. The jersey perfectly rumpled. The beer cold. The chips and dip aplenty. Dish with clear line of sight of the southern sky – for maximum Sunday ticket reception.
It’s here dear friends. The day of days… NFL FOOTBALL!!!
Creamy. Comforting. Classic. Tangy. Crunchy. Snappy.
The One. The Only. Old School Macaroni Salad! YEAH!!!
Wagon wheels, cavatappi, spirals, campanelle – Ohhhh, shapes! These are things that run through my head in the pasta aisle. Other adults experience this phenomenon too… right???
You sit up. You’re sweating. Your heart’s pounding. You’re salivating. Were you dreaming about Ryan Gosling shirtless? Were you running from a herd of zombies? Nope, you were dreaming about the best pizza you ever ate!
Man, I should get my food related lusts analyzed – constant dreams of my favorite pizza in the world, Planks in Columbus, can’t be healthy. I had the
misfortune fortune of living a few houses down from this pizza wonder during undergrad, and no matter where I go, I’ve been looking for a pie that rivals this guy. Sweet sauce, tons of cornmeal, thin crust – perfection.
Coming across this recipe last summer and knew I had to tackle it because it fulfilled these two requirements, and then some.
When you look at a cucumber, what do you think? Perfect for tea sandwiches? Great marinated with vinegar and dill? Over the eyes for depuffing? Something inappropriate for sharing on this site???
I look at a luscious summer cucumber and think, “Man, they’d be awesome mixed with gin and thrown into a soup.” Just me?
Step 1. Chop up a bunch of fresh veggies. Step 2. Throw everything in the food processor and blend. Step 3. Let in mellow for a few hours in the fridge. Step 4. Enjoy the fruits of your tiresome labor.
This would normally be the part where I tell you that I’m exaggerating, but this time, I’m totally not.
You’re hot. You’re sweating. And you’re starving. The last thing you want to do is to slave over a hot stove, no matter how good your AC is. Enter- the beauty that is a cold soup. One appliance, no heat. Besides the prep work, only one step… perfection.
While I’m calling out the avocado in the title, she is by no means the star. I think the beauty of this dish lies in the ensemble cast. Each player steps up, delivers, and returns to the line. It’s like a garden celebration in your mouth. Cucumbers, tomatoes and avocados mingle for earthiness, while the lemon, sour cream and Sriracha add brightness and heat.