Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ten on Tuesday

1)  On Friday evening we went to the exhibition which was in town for the week.  We didn't go on rides, but instead just walked around, people-watched, and shared a couple things for dinner.  We shared a corn dog:

And a lamb donair:

Nothing else was catching our eyes, not even the mini donuts.

2)  I made a chocolate pie with a shortbread crust last week.

3)  We made Bobby Flay's beer simmered bratwurst recipe for dinner one evening last week.  The sausages were simmered in a beer, onion, ginger, garlic and spice mixture, before we grilled them until browned and splitting.

Then we sliced them to serve on olive-bread toasties, with sauerkraut and grainy mustard.  On the side - grilled potato/onion/mushrooms.

This was a really tasty dinner, and one that we'll make again.

4)  Do you know what's better than using regular bread for French toast?

Using cinnamon raisin bread

We made this French toast on the long weekend, along with some bacon and coffee.  

5)  This past weekend we BBQd a chicken, and mushrooms stuffed with green onion and halloumi cheese.  Halloumi and portobello mushrooms are such a perfect pair.

6)  S'mores for dessert!

We bought the Reverse-S'more kit from our corner grocery store before camping, and still have some of the supplies left.  It came with Oreo-type chocolate biscuits, marshmallows, and white chocolate.  We still have a lot of stuff left in the kit, so we'll be having these again before summer is over.  I love having a fire in the yard.

7)  With some of the leftover BBQd chicken, we made a poutine using Christopher's perfect fries.

Before going into the oven:

After baking/broiling for a couple minutes:

We shared this for Sunday's lunch.

8)  Last week we made jalapeno pretzel dogs with cheddar beer sauce.  They were a bit of a process, as the dough needs to rise, they are wrapped, boiled a bit, and then baked, but they are worth it.  The cheese dip paired really well with them.

9)  Speaking of boiling and baking, I made bagels on Friday.  I decided to try making pumpernickel bagels, and they turned out well.

10)  On Saturday morning we enjoyed a couple of the bagels before heading out to the farmers' market.  We topped them with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and dill.

I've got more to tell you about our long weekend, and other things we've been making around here, but I'll save that for the next post.

Have you made a s'more this summer?  Did you go to the fair/exhibition in your city (or will you)?  Do you go on the rides, or just go for the food and people watching like us?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, all of this food looks amazing. Especially those brats with the grainy mustard. YUM! I'm always amazed at how much you cook in a week! It's more than I cook in a month! ha!

I haven't made a s'more this summer but we are going to make them when we go camping the weekend of august 19th. I just need to pick up some GF graham crackers so I can make my own.

The fair will be starting here soon but we never go because the crowds are RIDICULOUS! I will go if I happen to have visitors in town but other than that we skip it because neither Phil nor I do well with huge crowds.