I’m not a big sports fan but I do like to cook. Here’s what I’m making: a slow-roasted pork shoulder for pulled pork sandwiches, chili (pork and beef with no beans, though I’m not religious on that point), baked ziti for the non-pig/meat eaters, the usual chips, dip and veggie platters, and a chocolate cake with ice cream. To make it a real American meal, I’m serving it with a side of Lipitor, and I’ve painted a few Monoject insulin syringes with Steeler and Packer colors, all to celebrate our proud tradition of STEMIs and type II diabetes.
How about you?
Is the World Series today? I’m eating like a sweaty fat man, because I always eat like a sweaty fat man.
Brats, turkey kielbasa, and soy Italian with sauerkraut. Red beans and rice.
It has gotten insane large potluck board games and superbowl day:
Sirloin steaks, marinated
8 lbs of country style pork ribs slow cooks
6 lb venison roast (slow cooker)
8ish lbs lbs of meatballs
10ish lbs of wings
I’m making Mama Yang’s potsticker dumplings, though I’m quartering the recipe. Because 120? Good god.
GO PACK, GO!
Just going to check in on the game at intervals while having dinner with European what-is-this-thing-you-do-with-oblate-pig-bladders types, so:
Rack of lamb, porcini/garlic sauce. (My wife won’t let me throw in the cream, despite the fact that we have a cardiologist in the family.)
Fried and roast potatoes with more garlic.
A couple of kinds of greens, and maybe some roast parsnips just to make sure that the animal fat/stodge ratio is right.
Some dessert that involves large quantities of the worlds easiest home-made chocolate sauce. (Get good semi/bitter sweet cooking chocolate. Chunk it up. Scantly cover with heavy cream. Microwave in bursts, stirring between hits of the old EM energy. Put that cardiologist on retainer.)
It does help my general outlook on life that I married a former pro chef. Also, though not a huge fan of all that Trader Joe’s sells, their NZ rack of lamb for half the price of Whole Paycheck’s version makes that particular treat an occasional possibility as opposed to a check-the-balance-on-the-home-equity-line kind of deal.
@Betty Cracker: Cool recipe. Will try this v. soon.
Several different types of chicken wigs, plus queso fundido with chorizo.
And then, during halftime, WINGS.
The Disgruntled Chemist
~80 tamales, half chicken and half beef
a bucket of salsa verde
a bucket of tomato-based salsa
homemade potato chips
Also, I’ll make some whole wheat bagels for breakfasts later in the week. We’re not having a Super Bowl party, I just like to cook on the weekends.
Did you rent a defibrillator too?
The always dangerous Mike Flannigan of American Zen infamy cruelly weighs in on Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday today in “100 Years of Folksy Fascism.” (Advisory: Not for Republicans, centrists, Reagan Democrats or the other faint of heart.)
Costco pizzas doctored up with olives and fresh mushroom, crab and ale dip, salsa, and chips. Watching at home, so it will just be Mme. Omnibus and I.
Go! Pack! Go!
Internet and cable connections have gone spotty, so we have the Charter Cable dudes coming over this morning. Until game time I will monitor the intertrons and alternate between reading my assignment in Nixonland and For the Soul of France, a recent book about about the culture wars in France at the time of Dreyfus (interesting parallels BTW).
Go! Pack! Go!
The Super Bowl comes on at midnight local time, so we’re gonna pass. However, since Sunday is the day we eat whatever we want, we are having:
Mini baked camembert with raw veggies to dip
Chicken with 40 cloves
Pan-fried smashed potatoes
Asparagus with bacon
Steamed carrots and broccoli
Homemade raspberry and dark chocolate chip ice cream with actual whipped cream
Thoughtful Black Co-Citizen
Since the Colts didn’t make it we’re both meh about this game. To avoid the inevitable invitation from our weird neighbors (who are likely humping their His n’ Hers life-size latex St. Ron dolls as I type), we plan to spend most of the day outdoors. Besides, it’s supposed to hit the mid-40s today, a veritable heat wave!
However, tradition demands Buffalo Wings, so I’ll make some when we get back.
And we may be around to some of you all’s homes with doggie bags later. Don’t get between us and your food and no one gets hurt.
When people ask you what they are, make sure to tell them “This is choco. This is bava. And this panda (from the Hartz Mountains of Germany)”
I’m part of a cooking club with six other women and they are all coming to my house tonight for an Indian Meal. I’m ending up doing most of the cooking. The menu is:
Sweet Saffron Rice Pilau
Chicken in a Coriander-Lemon Sauce
Channa Masala (Chickpea in Tamarind)
Punjabi Mustard Greens and Kale
Sour Fried Okra
Raita (s) (someone else is bringing that)
Gobhi Tarkari (some version of Cauliflower curry)
My daughter is making a Reine de Saba.
I’m working today and I’m not a sports fan, but I’d go to mistermix’s house just for the chili and chocolate cake.
I had a spinach omelette with sharp cheddar for breakfast. Green and Gold, baby. Go Pack Go!
I charred my eggs and put mustard on them for breakfast. Black and gold, baby. Go Steelers.
@cathyx: I don’t care what your sports affiliation is, there is just no reason to do that to food.
chili while watching the puppy bowl and a dvd with fellow non-football fan friends…
Isely’s style chipped ham sandwiches, using my husband’s Grandma’s recipe, hummus, cheese and veggie tray and whatever the neighbors bring with them. Go Steelers!
@thomas Levenson: This Cal alum says Go Bears and Go Pack Go to you, honorable Berkeley native. (i lived near Telegraph and Elmwood back in the day…) Aaron Rodgers does us proud no matter what!
@aimai: Can I haz dinner at ur haus today?
@Sir Nose’D: @cathyx: Well played.
@Martha: Blue and gold all the way.
I grew up in the south Berkeley hills, but I did spend one summer in the coops — mine was The Chateau, a truly enlightening living situation, one might say, given certain paths to enlightenment popular in that place and time. I think the statute has run, but further this deponent sayeth not.
Homemade Buffalo wings (HOT!)
and a tub of Dos XX.
everything else is superfluous!
Go Falcons…oh, they are gone!
I went to both Packers games in Atl. One was great the other, Meh.
Cheezeheads look good with tears!!!!!
We’re having Mediterranean pizzas, onion crackers with herbed cashew cheese dip, fresh fruit and salad. For the non-raw-vegans, there will be green chili stew, cornbread, and some other form of dead animal that the Mr will be out back grilling. For dessert, left over birthday cake :)
Mr Stagger Lee
I’m coming to your house!!! To those of you who don’t want to see the Super Bowl, may I suggest TCM Channel. At 10pm(EST)/7pm(EST) Is the first movie to win the Oscar,Wings.
@Martha: LOL. For me, none of my living situations quite topped my second year in the dorms. Let’s just say it was an adventure and a people watcher’s paradise.
I’m going with the comfort food menu for my husband, the Green Bay area native. Homemade meatloaf, mashed Yukon golds, roasted veggies, and something yet to be determined for dessert. He’s really stressed, which means I’m not going to have the most relaxing day today.
Not big NFL fans and while we usually have a half hearted party, this year, for several reasons it’s just gonna be the two of us. I’m going to make Italian Beef for sandwiches. A coleslaw to go with it and maybe some kind of chocolate dessert.
Never made the Italian beef before but have googled around and come up with several recipes that I will combine to come up with what I expect will be a pretty good sandwich.
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
I’m calling this OT because it’s not about football or food.
David Mizner has another idiot diary over at GOS. I normally hate crusades, but I am getting real close to following him online – pretty much here and GOS – and ridiculing him every chance I get.
Peppermint ice cream for the chocolate sauce and Lipitor.
@R-Jud: Thanks for the reminder- used to make this with my Mom years ago. Let’s hear it for peeled garlic!
The Commenter on BJ formerly known as arguingwithsignposts
Also not for those with any sensitivity to color theory – red links on a black background? Yeesh. My eyes!
My 10 year old is obsessed right now about making bread, so we are going to try foccacia with sauteed red peppers and onions for topping. Hope it turns out, I’m not very experienced with yeast and such.
And the Sacramento valley is rooting for Chico native Aaron Rodgers, so Go Pack Go!
Meh, I didn’t find that too bad. It was still stupid, but to be honest there are plenty of firebaggers who could have done a better job. Maybe Grover Norquist will free the Egyptians?
My favorite beef stew made with Guinness, mashed potatoes on the side (cause we don’t like them just boiled), homemade dinner rolls, roasted carrots. Now I want a chocolate cake for dessert.
GRRR Reagan. Didn’t like him much while he was Prez, have grown to despise him because of the unending lying & mythmaking about him. Plus he steals the thunder from my son’s birthday.
And (sigh), from 10-2 here in Vegas, I’ll be out with my daughter, watching her sell Girl Scout Cookies. Hopefully LOTS of them, to hungry football fans. Buy, people, buy! She’s got a trip to Alaska to pay for.
@CA Doc: Bread is not so hard. You can do it! Have fun, its pretty forgiving.
Fuuuuuck. My power is out! Big wind storm, and the power company doesn’t know when it will be back on.
I have no idea what the menu is today. But we did begin the day with a Pittsburgh tradition of breakfast at Eat’nPark. We are attending two parties today. One is a pre-game house party with some friends. The game will be at my sister’s restaurant which has a private party for all who bought $100 squares in the pool. All the food and drink is free. Should be fun. GO STEELERS!
Certainly not up to the standard set by this classic.
Guacamole and home made tamales with jugs of IPA and Stout from an excellent local brewery. Don’t much care about football, but the game will be on. I care deeply about good beer.
Burgers and a half gallon of stout, probably some salad, too.
Another shooting, another murder, six injured.
Last Wed, the worlds greatest taco stand opened up a location across the street from my house. I may never cook again.
In real football, Liverpool are up 0-1 at Chelsea, four minutes of injury time to go and no sign of Chelsea picking themselves up. Fingers crossed …
And yes, Liverpool do the double over Chelsea!
I’ve made the same dip for years for this day:
* 6 oz. can crab
* 8 oz. block cream cheese
* 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
* 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
* 1 cup diced onion
* 1/2 cup mayonaisse
* Garnish with something green
Heat cream cheese, soup and gelatin, mixing till fully combined. Stir in balance of ingredients and chill. Serve with crackers or thick chips.
Say what? King Taco in Irvine? Where?
@jeffreyw…..slaps forehead!! So THAT is where I remember seeing some italian Beef the other day! Shoulda remembered it was here. But, my Chicago Paesano friend tells me that true Italian Beef is thinly sliced, never shredded. Of course, he is not coming over to eat it so I guess it really doesn’t matter. But, shredded it reminds me of pulled pork and that’s not the direction I want to go today.
I need to go get the pepperoncini and the giardiniera and the rolls and then I’ll get it to braising.
Just Some Fuckhead
Thinking about trying this whopper dip recipe.
Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, beer, potata chips and dip. You want more than that, bring it yourself.
(The potato chips are the desert.)
YSU is less than an hour from here. I have a lot of friends who went there. Can’t understand why someone feels the need to shoot up a frat house. Doesn’t seem to be a Teabagger type of target. Could possibly be about gangs or drugs (Youngstown has been pretty hard hit economically for the last 30 years or so). Too many goddam guns in this country.
For the lulz and the man:
chocolate chip sweet rolls
big pot of red thai curry chicken
homemade challah rolls
to the shelter:
buttery cheese biscuits
chocolate brownies with peanutella filling
I get to eat:
some steamed tilapia and a tasty green salad. and inhale very deeply near the sweet rolls. While I eat my apple.
Big chunk of browned brisket
Sam Adams beer
4 cloves of garlic
New England whole cranberries, boiled with sugar ’til they burst poured over the meat and beer
8 hours in the crock pot and serve with mashed potato spiked with cheddar cheese and a veggie of choice.
Large piles of chicken wings
fresh,raw sicilian style marinated smelt (smelt ceviche)
no desert, but desert wines
Ivan Ivanovich Renko
On my own today… exactly as I want it. Started with a bottle of Three Philosophers; fresh-cut fries; a dozen wings in the fryer as we speak. Er, as I type. Gonna move on to either a Stone Barleywine, or perhaps an Ommegang Abbey Ale… although the Sam Adams Imperial White also calls my name…
Renko +2. Because the sun’s over the yardarm somewhere.
@Just Some Fuckhead: That’s beyond disgusting and moving into “Okay, now I know the country’s gone to hell in a handbasket” range.
Costco Red Velvet cake.
I was able to find a good stream here:
Ca Doc, the entire Berkeley alumni is rooting for Rodgers too.
I’m completely dusted by y’all, I just have gaucamole and a chocolate cake to do. That Indian food by Aimai sounds awesome, totally out of my league.
The cake is done, the dip with scoop chips at halftime. Fairly pedestrian shit.
I would like to note that I just chopped a bunch of things with the new Henckels knives we got for X-mas (Thanks, Uncle E), and they fucking rock.
I could go for falafel. I have been deputized to eat the Shabbos leftovers because I have a whole bowl of bulgur that I didn’t even really eat.
Not homemade, but a bleu cheese bacon burger and sweet potato fries. Worth every fucking calorie.
Just G and me with Tiki the pup today for the game.
I made chicken with potatoes seasoned the way my late Italian mother-in-law taught me. Roasted the brussel sprouts alongside and made apple pie.
Starks is from WNY. We are rooting for the Packers.
Note: Rooted for the Steelers at one time.