Monday, June 30, 2008

I just realized at 6:37 PM I never put a Title on this blog....Phuck It....No Title Today your heart out, I made my OWN Brioche.

Homemade BRIOCHE.....this was the beginnings of Father's Day Breakfast. My husband LOVES French Toast.

This is the Oooompa Looompa helping soak the sliced Brioche in custard.

Griddle it up.............

........And slap it on a plate w/some grilled italian turkey sausage and breakfast burritos........voila, I don't have time for this sheeot!

RoAsTeD StRaWbErRy SuNdAyS or SuNdAeS on MoNdAyS

Toss 2 lbs of berries w/about 1/2 cup o'the sue-weet stuff

Plop it on some parchment on a cookie sheet at about 400 degrees and roast for about 40 minutes.....stirring every 15. I actually added a tsp of Tahitian Vanilla after they came out of the oven. This made a HUGE difference in the taste.

Vanilla Ice Cream, roasted strawberries and toasted almonds w/a sprig of mint. This truly tastes like the best damn strawberry jam you have ever had in your life.

Okay, you know the XXX Adult Stores you see on the side of the freeway for all those truckers that have been on the road for days and need to get their nut off, right??? Well this is basically the same thing, but not quite as seedy and the floor isn't as sticky AND it is for women. It is the Williams Sonoma Outlet in good ol' Memphis, TN. They should just swap out the letters and write ORGASM instead, but I guess that probably isn't politically correct and may also offend some of you right or left wingers out there. I am sure the independents would be all for it!!!

$9.99 for ALL THREE

$64.99 plus 30% do the math.

Neely's BBQ
Ok, so I had to go. The Neely's from the Food Network have 2 BBQ joints in Memphis. I am sorry to say and report that I was unimpressed. I mean, who am I?? I am no one....just a lowly soul looking for some bbq. Their soda machines kept losing soda....1st the strawberry and then the sprite. The sweet tea was tasteless.

This picture turned into.............

.......this picture.......LOL is all I gotta say. At least ACT like you are enjoying it.

I hate to report disparaging (sp) things about eateries. I am not a critic....well I am in my own tastebud world. I just wasn't impressed at all. I was expecting WOW...I was expecting my tastebuds to explode. They didn't. I wouldn't go back. My husband was not impressed either. We shared the sampler. The beef ribs did fall off the bone and the were as tender as could be.....but rather tasteless. Maybe it was just "us". In any event, I didn't feel they have anything over the Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock. I am from Little Rock by way of PA, CA, AZ, TX, PA, PA, CA, NE so I have no obligation to be giving props to the Whole Hog. I hated to say I didn't like the Neely's food because I love the Neely's on food tv....all their luv'in and pinch'n and kiss'n and givn' suga' but I just wasn't impressed.

Last but not least........more basil means more pesto.

If this ain't the kind o'parm you are using, then you better take an inward look at yourself.

This time it was basil, italian flat leaf parsely, lemon peel, lemon juice, toasted walnuts, olive oil, parm, garlic, salt n peppa.

Ready to freeze.

Ooooh and I almost forgot one more thing........Cheese Pizzettes

Giada's Cheese Pizzettes

I just served the Pizzettes alongside a baby spinach/baby mixed green salad topped w/roasted pecans, dried cranberries, rotisserie chicken and wild maine blueberry dressing.


Kate said...

Don't feel bad for reporting on Neely's. My mom went and was thoroughly unimpressed. She said it was all fat meat so I decided to skip out on it. I don't know how you feel about Paula Deen but you know her restaurant is open in Tunica now. That has to be a waist expanding experience.

k said...

You are so amazing! And I love this..."If this ain't the kind o'parm you are using, then you better take an inward look at yourself." among other parts. What cute boys you have in your family...sweet. I am bent on trying out Lexington BBQ, but I've not yet made the trip. It's supposed to be the city for Q. :) Good to see you back!

Ann Miller said...

welcome back, and it's long overdue...precious baby boy!!

Anonymous said...

Oh you make me laugh—hard. I also liked the parmesan quote. And I tried to click on the link to the cheese things, but it didn't work. What were they frying in?

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Kate~where is Tunica??? I am not from 'round these parts.

K~Thanks, I probably will keep posting sporadically. I am finding it easier to save it all up and just post a bunch o'sheeot in one episode....good for me but bad for the consumer hehehehe.

Hey Ann~where ya been?? did you go to the ocean w/the other heathens???? I see your aunt is trying to entice readers by giving away prizes on her blog.....hmmmm interesting, eh???

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

The link to the cheese pizettes just takes you right to food network. I don't know why. They were frying in $17 worth of olive could use something cheaper.......I recommend using somemthing cheaper hahahahah. Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20.

Lora said...

BIG TIME CATCH-UP. Tahitian Vanilla-Better than Mexican? Where do you get it?

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Lora~I use mexican vanilla whenever I have a primarily chocolatey dish or dish w/coffee in it, I used madagascar for cookies/cakes etc., I would use tahitian for stuff w/fruit or ice creams, perhaps cheesecake...tahitian has some florally/cherry notes to it. I get them at Williams Sonoma or King Arthur Flour etc.

Kate said...

Tunica is in Mississippi and it's about an hour south of Memphis, TN. It's where all the casinos are located.

Leah said...

Yay, you're back!!!! Everything looks phuckin' amazing, as per usual....;-)

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Kate~ are you telling me I need to take a trip to Tunica to gamble and gorge myself on Paula Deen buffet????? LOL

Brooke & Freeland said...

Phew! That was a lot - but I was glad to read all the updates. I would love to go to a WS outlet! And I dont know how I feel about the Neely's. Their show is fine. Not my favorite but I watch it sometimes. Im not shocked about your experience though.. Ive heard some others say the same! Glad youre back