Friday, May 29, 2009
Last night was that such night - where Shawn and I threw caution to the wind, closed our eyes and pressed "order"on our Starz On Demand. It was a lot like going to a fancy restaurant and saying you've always wanted to TRY foie gras - ordering it and chance spending $50 on something you end up hating.
Yeah, alot like that.... only free.
If you have the opportunity to watch STARZ's new show PARTY DOWN you will be more than pleasantly surprised! The cast alone is OUTSTANDING....hello? Ken Marino? Jane Lynch, funnier than she's ever been in her life...and that girl from Mean Girls and that guy from Tell Me You Love Me (they have names, but this is much easier than IMDBing)....
Its follows a catering company through their various parties they are hosting - the ups, the downs, etc - and in 4 episodes I laughed out loud a total of 10 times. 10 times, people! Even 30 Rock, the funniest show on network television only makes me laugh out loud 3 times per ep.
So please - give this baby a chance if you have Starz. I dont know WHO has Starz these days, to be honest I didnt even know WE did til last night...
xoxo, Kate :)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Anyway, over a month ago Shawn and I went out out with our constant eating companions Kris & Darcy to a place in the Mission called Weird Fish. I cant lie - originally these photos were taken and sent to Darcy, presumably to put on her blog (http://yumcoast.blogspot.com/) but as of today they have NOT been published, so I am Indian giving them *Kate! you're a racist!* for my own evils usage.
I give it an A. I know I always give As. :( but it just WAS that good. this is recommended for people who love anything fried...who are dating vegans or who love basil sangria.
In what seemed like a thinly veiled attempt for my boyfriend to make his own appearance on this blog - I came home to a home-cooked dinner! Lucky for him it was delicious enough to make the cut.
For a boy from the Midwest, he's got chops. Stay tuned for more meals that make me swoon!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I was inspired to create something last night and had always had the bits and pieces floating around in my mind and all I had to do was just add it together! You + Me = Us.
The salad was inspired by the cold cucumber salad from Kabuki Sushi on Sunset & Vine in Los Angeles.
I give it an A-. I loved it but it wasn't enough food for Shawn, so he had a cracker supplement. And then foraged for more food after.
Chili Lemongrass Scallops over cold Sesame Cucumber Rice Noodle Salad.
*10 Sea Scallops
*1 Package of Thai Kitchen Instant Chili Lemongrass Soup
*Rice Wine Vinegar.
*Olive Oil/Salt & Pepper.
Boil the noodles plain as directed on package, drain - cool - put in the fridge for later with a little water so they dont stick together.
Peel the cucumbers, then with a knife julienne them so they resemble spaghetti. Toss with 2 dashes of soy and 4 dashes of rice wine vinegar, and 3 dashes of sesame seeds. Put in fridge while finishing preparation.
Toss the scallops with some olive oil, salt and pepper (and a little flour if you want them to brown). Saute them in the pan over medium heat with more olive oil + add the flavor packet from the premade soup mixture. Cook til browned.
Tada! Assemble and sprinkle with more sesame seeds. Pair with a white wine and compliments.
xoxox, Kate :)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
My something old was the corn fritters/ricotta/grapes/honey - my something borrowed was the crackers (thanks sunset magazine!) and my something new was a Sake-tini. Instead of mixing per serving, I just threw the following ingredients in a pitcher and called it Japanese Sangria.
*2 Bottles of Sake - cheap is okay.
* Lots of Simple Syrup.
*Two whole lemons, sliced.
*2 cucumbers, sliced
*Make 4 hours prior to serving and serve on ice.
Let sex talk ensue! These drinks really brought out the vibrator talk - amongst other topics were Jon & Kate+8, The Grassy Funeral, Jenny's wedding photos, why people look at photos on Flickr (either you think you're in them, you missed out on something or your ex is in them)...and what the equivalent is for a Bachelor party lap dance for a girl -- I said --- you sit in a room and cute boys give you compliments -- Did you lose weight? You are so smart!
While out playing skeeball on Thursday night at The Buckshot (Inner Richmond) I ordered the much advertised bar food favorite Chicken Fried Bacon which came with a side dipper of maple syrup.
I give it a B. While the concept is revolutionary - it was both dry and uninspiring. Dare I say it could have used MORE grease?
My skeeball high score was 380, which is more than I can say for my bowling prowess. Tip: play it off the side and bring more singles than you would a gay strip joint.