My wife runs a very popular bar and grill in town. She is going to work and I am going to sit on my butt and watch the big screen. I will drink a bunch of Mirror Pond pale ale, eat wings, and probably have some ribs. They are doing BBQ chicken, ribs, and pulled pork.
^^^ HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I love it. Yeah, that guy is a jerk, but I think Alex Guarnaschelli is the worst. I would LOVE to see them do the show, and see how well they would do. Have one basket with Cod and Parmesan cheese.
I have heard many bad things about vegemite...hahahaha!!! I usually snack on really bad stuff: chips, cookies, the like. I need to have more good stuff in the pantry and fridge so I can have some healthier snacks. A little cream cheese/lunch meat roll, almonds, peanut butter, raisins, etc...
Thanks for all the spice rack tips everyone. I never really knew to keep spices out of the light. I may try to rig up something like A.B. has on Good Eats. Maybe magnetic rather than velcro.
The other thing I want soooooo badly is a stand mixer. They are so spendy, though. I think it may...
There are so many things I want but I have to limit myself to an item here and there, otherwise I would be broke...actually I am already broke. I think my next purchase will be a nice spice rack. We buy our spices in bulk and have a drawer full of little baggies. How lame is that?
My friend introduced us to an Old Vine Zinfandel called "Gnarly Head". It is a very good tasting red wine and it is a fair price. I get it at Albertsons for $9.00 with my shopper card discount, and it retails for anout $14.00. A good bottle of wine for the price.
I would suggest a pilsner because it is nice and light. I love me a good plae ale, but they are pretty complex to eat with pizza in my humble opinion. For pizza, to be honest, I prefer and ice cold glass of milk!
I like to use stock for making rice. It is nice and subtle, but adds more flavor than water and salt. I heard a good trick is to put your stock into ice cube trays and freeze it. I wonder about that "freezer" taste, though.
Here is a nice bacon, leak, and pea risotto that I made recently. It came out so well. Give it a shot.
1 pk. arborio rice (we need 2 1/2 cups)
5 strips bacon (thick cut)
1 pk. frozen peas
1 cup dry white wine
96 oz. low sodium chicken stock (3 cartons)
fresh thyme and sage...