Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shepherd's Pie for 1

Nom Nom Nom.
Here's a shot of my second helping of my delicious homemade shepherd's pie with a glimpse of part of my 5head. so really, its' a shot of a 2head?

I know i have totally been MIA. mainly cause i'm super lazy. I mean i made super amazing slow cooked ribs yesterday that turned out amazing and i just ate them. the whole rack. myself. without blogging about it. maybe it's laziness? or maybe i am ashamed that i ate a whole rack by myself?..... NAH. it's laziness.

Anyway, today i got the urge to make some shepherd's pie, i had a bunch of little yukon golds sitting and probably rotting away, and i'm feeling for some comfort food, and this hit the spot.

Here's a quick recipe for people who dont follow recipes (IE ME), basically
1. cooked the potatoes til tender, mashed with grated cheese, butter and milk, and more cheese
2. sauteed ground beef, i like adding paprika to everything, salt and peppered it, onion and garlic seasoned it.
3. added chopped shallots to beef. layered in casserole when done
4. sauteed chopped carrots, layered
5. sauteed peas and layered
6.sauteed corn and layered
7. poured gravy over everything
8. layered the potato mash and baked at 400 til i thought it was ready for me to eat.
9. Eat. for dinner. for lunch. for dinner. til done.

haha. i am the worst at instructions. but it was sooo good. i used packaged gravy, i am not above packaged gravy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

timmys rant

Timmys Rant

----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica 
To: Chris 
Sent: Fri Aug 12 10:59:56 2011
Subject: timmys

I don¹t know why I keep buying food there, the food is disgusting
That wrap is so gross


Best Regards

Jessica L

On 11-08-12 11:51 AM, "Chris"

The wraps aren't that good but I don't mind them. But my stomach is
bothering me now

On 11-08-12 11:58 AM, "Jessica"

The wrap are so overly salted, I can feel my blood thickening... Sooo much
I kept thinking, shit I can make this, and it would be so much better, put
a tomato in there, some mayo.
Need to wake up earlier.
Soon these sunny mornings will be gone :( its almost fall again

And the tea, the sugar is always on the bottom, its like drinking creamy
water til I hit the end and its sugarville, population: diabetes.
I want to sleep outside today.

And don¹t get me started on that muffin.
Even the muffin top isnt satisfying, its like gluttonous starchy rubber.
One note flavour.

If I didn¹t need to eat every 2 hours to survive.... Stupid tim hortons, I
wish they brought that mac and cheese here, it was good...


Best Regards


Friday, August 5, 2011

Hot Lazy Friday Link: move, eat, learn

I'm heading up to cottage country for the first time as an Ontario!
But keep tuned cause i really want to update my meet with Chef Lynn Crawford @ Ruby Eats last Saturday! (my SD card got corrupted cause i prematurely ejected....whoops)

Anyway, my friend Aimee sent me this link, it's pretty awesome, it's a series of 3:

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....

move, eat, learn

Ugh, so much more moving than that trinity of female douchness known as Eat, Pray, Love. (sidenote: i bought that book cause Oprah told me to after my break up, and i returned it after like 3 pages, i couldnt... it was so bad)

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Doughnut cheeseburger debuts at CNE

My coworker showed me this gem today:
This is the link to the article

Here are the highlights:
Epic Burgers and Waffles's $8 dollar donut burger: American cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce.
For $2 dollares more - you can top it with a fried egg and bacon. 

the CALORIC intake, of just the donut+cheese+tomato+lettuce is 1500 calories! That's WITHOUT the bacon and egg.

I've seen a similar version of this on MAN VS FOOD, however they grilled the donuts with the icing facing inside, so the frosting melts into your burger, and you get a cleaner finish.

Last year at the CNE, i tried the deep fried mac and cheese (too dry!), and the deep fried butter (like a buttery timbit made of corn dog batter), and they were all ooookayyyy... 

This burger DOES look pretty epic...but i'll think i'll pass on this one... for that many calories,