Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Best Kind of Heart Attack

I know, two food posts in a row. What kind of person am I? But after a long-awaited trip to the good ol' Tubby Dog I knew I had to write something about it. Now, I'm sure by now you've looked at the above picture, puzzled at what exactly it is you are seeing. That, my good friend, is what Tubby Dog calls the 'A-Bomb' and it's probably the most unhealthy and yet delicious thing I've had in a while. A while being since last year when I had it before. You see, Tubby Dog is unfortunately a sometimes food, but with that amount of belly-bursting toppings it's easy to see why.

Yes, underneath all of that there is still a hot dog. What initially begins as a simple dog and a bun evolves into some sort of other worldly creation. Crushed potato chips, nacho cheese and bacon bits top of this beauty and cause it to be so ginormous it's practically impossible to pick up with your hands. Unless you're in the mood to get yourself dirty.

So yes, Tubby Dog is worth it all. Of course I can never finish an entire A-Bomb but maybe one of these days. Or perhaps it's better that I don't. Who knows, really.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lasagna with Sausage and Kale

Oh look, a recipe! How inventive. I made this on Monday night with the Beau and I have to say it was quite delicious. Only complaint was it dirtied quite a few dishes, but I'm sure with some tweaking I could scale it down a bit. With a side of tabbouleh salad it was just delicious! I'll definitely make it again. It was like all the fantastic parts of  lasagna without the complication of having to layer and what not. Highly recommend it.

Lasagna with Sausage and Kale
12 ounces spicy Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (4 cups)
1 to 2 bunches kale (1 1/2 pounds), thick stems removed
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 ounces lasagna noodles (about 9 noodles), each broken crosswise into 4 to 6 pieces
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 5-quart pot, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onions; cover, and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add kale and 1/2 cup water to pot; season with salt and pepper. Cover; cook over medium-low heat, tossing occasionally, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain; coarsely chop. Transfer to bowl with onions.
  3. Meanwhile, cook noodles 2 minutes less than package instructions. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  4. Add noodles, tomatoes, and ricotta to the bowl; season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Toss well. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

For auld lang syne my dear

So another new year rings in, and I suppose it's that time of the year were New Years resolutions are suppose to come about. I'm always awful with New Years resolutions, usually 'resoluting' to something lame and easily attained. But this year I think I'm going to try a little harder than usual, mostly because now I have Adam to hold me accountable for things. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

1) Exercise and become more physically fit - Ah yes, the typical resolution. I, with the hundreds of others looking to lose weight, will flood the gyms and anger the more religious patrons. But I need and want to stick with it, mostly because fitting in a wedding dress isn't achieved by sitting around. Unfortunately.

2) Take more (nice) pictures - This involves hijacking Adam's nice new camera and hounding him to put them on the computer. I blame the fact that this blog is so unexciting picture-wise for this resolution.

3) Post here at least once a week - Whether it's simply a random thought or a recipe I recently found, writing down my thoughts should be a regular occurrence. I'm not a big journaling person, but this is kind of almost the same thing so I think it should count.

And that's that really