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Quote of the Week 11/18/13

18 Nov

Whoooo! Was that Auburn-Georgia game exciting or what? And Carolina-Florida was pretty intense, too, towards the end. This was definitely a great weekend for college football.

It was also just a really great weekend for me in general. Went to a chicken wing cook off on Friday night, tailgated on Saturday, and then saw Ender’s Game on Sunday! It was a jam-packed weekend, but it was so much fun and that’s just how I like it.

This week’s quote comes from Thomas Keller, and I think it really applies to life. Food just tastes better when people put their heart into cooking it. That’s probably why my mom is such an amazing cook!

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe”
–Thomas Keller

This picture makes me want to go put an apron on & cook something. I just want to look that bad ass.

This picture makes me want to go put an apron on & cook something. I just want to look that bad ass.

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Quote of the Week 6/11/12

12 Jun

I am exhausted. This post is late because I basically slept all day yesterday once I got back from Atlanta. I could probably sleep another three days and be totally ok.

I left for Auburn on Thursday to visit Ben, because I’m a silly girl who misses her boyfriend. He picked me up in Atlanta and brought me back to Auburn where he made a delicious pork roast in the crock pot. Friday morning I tried to stick to my diet by working out while Ben was in class. After he got out of class, we drove around the backroads around the city. We saw a bunch of cows. Nothing too exciting.

For dinner we went to a place called Cheeburger Cheeburger that looked like an old-fashioned diner like in “Grease.” They had a huge list of ingredients so you could build a custom burger, and an even bigger list of ingredients to build a perfect milkshake. I had a burger with cheddar cheese, onions, guacamole, tomatoes, chopped garlic, and bacon, and stuck with a Dr. Pepper float. Ben got a chocolate milkshake with irish cream that was pretty delicious. We also split a thing of fries and onion rings. It was pretty delicious, but I definitely felt gross afterward.After dinner, a bunch of his friends went to see Prometheus but we didn’t want to go, so we hung out with his roommate and built a blanket fort and played with glow sticks.

On Saturday Ben and I lazed around and spent most of the day watching HBO’s Girls, and other television shows/youtube videos. For dinner we went to this mediocre barbecue restaurant that RAN OUT OF COLLARD GREENS (how do you run out of collard greens?? At a barbecue restaurant?? IN THE SOUTH?!?!). And the night pretty much went down hill from there, culminating in the shooting deaths of three people literally right outside of Ben’s apartment. All in all, not exactly how I pictured spending my time in Auburn.

On Sunday we tried our hand at making homemade crunchwrap supremes. We failed miserably, although it was a fun failure. Ben took me back to Atlanta and we met up with Sean and Christine for dinner for some of the worst pizza I’ve ever eaten.

Although I was pretty disappointed in most of the food I ate over the weekend (Ben’s pork, and Cheeburger excluded) I still love food enough to enjoy the experience of trying new things. There’s a risk you take when eating at a new restaurant. This could either be something great or something awful, but you’ll never know until you try. Which brings us to this week’s quote from Mexican journalist, Alma Guillermoprieto.

“I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don’t cook very much. I love kitchens.”
–Alma Guillermoprieto

“Do you see the space between my hands? Someone fill it with Cheeseburger ASAP!”

Quote of the Week 4/30/12

30 Apr

Today is a very special day. It is the day that my wonderful, amazing, caring, loving, awesome, hardworking, thoughtful, manly, handsome, smart, rugged, [insert other synonyms for “amazing” here] boyfriend turns another year older. Happy Birthday, Ben!

To celebrate his birthday, we had a culinary feast of a weekend. On Saturday, we journeyed downtown to the Farmer’s Market at Marion Square, and had chicken, bacon, and honey mustard crepes, as well as 5 spiced pork and ginger lemongrass chicken vietnamese street tacos, which we washed down with freshly squeezed lemonade. It was an amazing brunch, and a gorgeous day. It was really fun watching Ben be so excited by his first trip to the Farmer’s Market. And, as a totally unexepected plus, we both found birthday and mother’s day gifts for our respective parents. It was a fun and productive morning.

Saturday night, I treated Ben to dinner at 39 Rue de Jean (review to come), which I had never been to before. It was delicious, and our waiter was really great, serenading us with a verse from 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” as he brought us our desserts. Ben opened his presents from me at the table while we were waiting for our appetizers. I got him 20-sided fuzzy dice for his car (because he’s a nerd), Auburn University-branded golf balls, a mix CD that I made for him by channeling my inner DJ, and, the pièce de résistance, Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel 1 which he was unbelievably excited about. I’m a really great gift giver (and totally humble, too).

On Sunday, Ben made me french toast for breakfast, which was a surprising treat. I can’t even remember the last time I had french toast. He then took me to dinner at Hall’s Chophouse, which is probably my favorite restaurant in Charleston. It was sinful and delicious, and it makes all other food taste like cardboard. After dinner, we took a romantic stroll through the streets of Charleston, and along the battery, which was adorable and wonderful. We finished up the night by watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones… it was pretty much the perfect way to end a perfect weekend.

Today’s food quote is in honor of Ben’s birthday, and I think it pretty much sums up how a good birthday should be.

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”
–Plautus

Is it just me, or does dudeman look exactly like Cary Grant?

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