2017 - Week 31 Cooking Results

Queso Fundido Burgers

Interesting process.  The idea of cooking the chorizo part first to add the burger later is a pretty good one.  It worked out pretty well, the timing would've probably worked better making for 4 instead of 2 (as in making it worth the effort), even so, good stuff.

Italian Tomato Hoagie

So, I've been on a mortadella kick for a bit, so I added mortadella to it.  It was a good sandwich with beautifully fresh tomatoes.

Brats Patties (Lucky George) with Cherry Tomato Salad

I was mistaken, the tomato salad was made with tomatoes from Blue Gate.  It turned out great, though I made to much for the two of us, to be sure.  I used mozzarella from the Cheese Shop.

Blistered Shishito Peppers on Hot Dogs (All Pork, Crooked Gap) and Spicy Mayo

Grade A Gardens peppers, a little bit of olive oil, some very aged balsamic vinegar.  And then I put those on hot dogs (yes seriously).  I admit I ate quite a few on my own as well.  The combination of those, the mayo and the all pork hot dogs?  Good stuffs.

Chorizo Tacos, not salad this time.

I stuck to my guns.  Though to be fair my internal thought was I'm less likely to over eat when it's tortillas (not chips) then tortilla chips.  And frankly, it's not true.  Though I I do enjoy the difference with almost the same ingredients.  

For Josh's birthday celebration, I started at the market this morning looking at these wonderful potatoes from Wabi Sabi, so I picked up a few small boxes and thought of a recipe I had stored in my feedly list and then I kind of worked through a number of other things. and settled on Easy Fingerling Potato Salad with Dill Dressing.  It was a nice victory.  I swapped out white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar and added celery (since my 2X of the recipe was a little lite on potatoes).  I wasn't willing to hit multiple stores to get fresh dill (cause for whatever reason Hy-Vee didn't have any), so I got some dried dill weed.  So I don't think it was quite a dill enhanced as it could be, which may have worked well for Shannon (not as big of a dill fan as I am).  It went over well at the party, even though we were a bit late due to Moonshadow's slow and needing to be accompanied eating process.