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Starting today I have started posting from a newer and more updated website at www.yieatn.com. The site is still in the works but I will not be posting on here any longer. The new site makes me feel like I actually have some sort of clue to what is going on in social and digital media. Thanks to my genius computer whiz roommate Sean the new site offers users to retweet posts, link to their facebook, and even everyones favorite, wait for it… like button option for facebook. So head on over there and check out the new site. Business cards and new camera are on their way!
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When it comes to breakfast I always feel as though there is a split between getting stuff like bacon, eggs, cheese, home fries, you know, all the heavy stuff, and the more fruit and starch based stuff such as pancakes, waffles, fresh strawberries, and so forth. I tend to lean towards the former but sometimes find my stomach wondering what the hell I was thinking eating all of that bacon. I try to eat a fresher and lighter breakfast when possible as my day seems to flow much better when I do.
This morning I woke up at good friend Joel and Ashley’s house on the couch not exactly remember how and when I passed out. We spent the night cooking and I showed them how to make all kinds of good stuff which will be on an upcoming post. For breakfast we were both feeling a little beat from the heavy beer drinking and massive food eating so we decided to try something a little bit “lighter”. We took some blueberry scones with a little fresh fruit and topped that all off with some homemade maple syrup whipped cream, cinnamon, and apple cinnamon cheerios to add a little crunch. While enjoying this refreshing breakfast I found myself wondering why I don’t lean towards the fruit and fresh pastry breakfast more often, but then I remembered that I have no schedule whatsoever and usually eat whatever I am working on that day be it bread, pizza, sushi, or even pulled pork.
Blueberry Scone with Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries. Topped with Maple Syrup Whipped Cream and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
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Do you ever feel as though there are certain things that you will never order on a menu simply because you haven’t been exposed to them and are not willing to take the risk? That is how I have always felt about pork chops. I hear great things about them, they look delicious, but I never had that driving urge to eat or cook with them, until now.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to stumble upon some thick-cut, bone-in, pork chops. I decided to stuff them since I didn’t have too much time to cook the dish and wanting things to go quickly. I took some of the freshly made jalapeno cheddar corn bread and mixed that in with some sauteed onions and peppers and some stock to make a hearty stuffing with a bit of a kick. After stuffing the chops, I sauteed them quickly in a pan with some oil and then threw them in the oven at 350ºF to finish the cooking process. I topped the whole thing off with a honey balsamic dijon dressing tossed in some fresh arugula. The balsamic played extremely well with the juiciness and consistency of the pork. Next time I get lucky enough to go out to a restaurant, I will be ordering the pork chops.
Pork Chop Stuffed With Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread Stuffing. Honey Balsamic Dijon With Arugula
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For some reason I have never been able to make a really good cornbread. It always turns out okay but being a huge cornbread lover I am never left fully satisfied. Even Boston Market’s cornbread, from what I remember years ago, is better than all of my failed attempts.
Today I tried to make a Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread, and in keeping with my tradition, it was just okay. So what do you do with 12 cornbread muffins? Find ways to make them delicious of course. Breakfast kept playing over in my head, cornbread really felt as though it was something that would work well with eggs, sour cream, and ham, and so I went to town.
Stuffed Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread with Ham and Eggs. Topped with Coleslaw, BBQ Sour Cream, and Ketchup.
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I didn’t plan on doing much cooking friday but when a friend called me and said that her date who was supposed to take her to KFC (expensive date) flaked out, all I could find myself saying was “If you buy the chicken, I’ll fry it”. Fried chicken holds up much better in the old stomach when you make it at home and when you are not eating two pieces of it sandwiched with bacon and cheese (new crazy KFC creation).
Since I already had the oil ready I made a quick attempt at my first falafel experiment and boy did I fail. Not paying much attention to the making of the falafel, I did not make them dense enough and so when I dropped 4 falafel balls into the oil and went to fish them out after a minute, they literally disintegrated. After adding bread crumbs and flour I was able to get a strong enough consistency to hold up in the hot oil and made a great tahini sauce to go with them.
Falafel on Challah with Tahini. Buttermilk Chipotle Friend Chicken with Rosemary Fries and Buttermilk Ranch.
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