Gosh, I still tear up when I see Jim Henson.  iamdonald: All I ever wanted.

Gosh, I still tear up when I see Jim Henson. iamdonald: All I ever wanted.


Bobby’s Burger Palace

Bobby's Burger Palace

Another burger place has come to Washington, DC. Bobby’s Burger Palace, owned by Chef Bobby Flay. I’m always down for a good burger. I love Black and Orange (formerly Rogue State), was so very unimpressed with Shake Shack and wanted something a little different from Good Stuff Eatery. Bobby's Burger Palace

I ordered the September Burger of the Month, Cheyenne. Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, BBQ Sauce and Shoestring Onion Rings made this burger incredibly good. The meat was flavorful and juicy and the bun was fresh. Bobby's Burger Palace

I also decided it was very necessary to try out a milkshake while I was there…clearly it was research for this blog. Right? RIGHT?! The dark chocolate milkshake was so, so, so very good. Creamy, smooth and rich all blended into 1 very tall glass with a very big straw. And of course I topped it with some of their homemade whipped cream. Bobby's Burger Palace

I also fell madly and deeply in love with the honey mustard horseradish dipping sauce that came with their sweet potato fries. I think they need to drizzle that over a burger. I didn’t have my burger “crunchified,” to have potato chips added in between the bun and patty. Maybe I will add that to my list next time because there will definitely be a next time. I loved the cheery decor and the color scheme is the same as my kitchen, apple green, orange and yellow so I felt very at home. Definitely adding this place to my new favorite burger spot in DC and I’ll be back sooner rather than later.

Football Food

Football Food

Last week the husband and I went to Louisville, Kentucky to visit some friends. We love these friends for lots of reasons, but one of them is that they love to cook as much I do. So while we were there, Adam decided to experiment and he fried up corn tortillas made tortilla chips! BRILLIANT! Why have we not done this sooner? Football Food

You cut up the tortillas into 4-8 even triangles (I cut them in varying sizes but in the future if I buy the small tortillas again I’ll just do it in 4’s since they weren’t that big) and then fry them for a minute or until they get golden brown in about a half inch of oil. Football Food

Let the oil drain off on a plate with a napkin and then sprinkle with sea salt while hot.

Football Food

OMG! These are so good. So of course this meant we had to make homemade nachos yesterday in honor of the return of football. I’m not a football fan but my husband is a huge enough fan for the 2 of us. We also have an agreement that as long as he gets all the stuff we need for the house done, I’ll leave him a lone for the rest of the day on Sunday to watch football and lounge in his basement. I actually don’t mind it and he gets him to chill out (which is rare) and I typically spend the entire Sunday in the kitchen.

Football Food

So I made salsa (another recipe I stole from our friends in Louisville) with some really ripe Roma tomatoes, cilantro, onion, lime juice and salt.

Football Food

I made a ton of guacamole.

Football Food

I slow roasted pork AND made some really delicious taco meat.

Football Food

And then we layered it all up with cheese and sour cream and I made the best nachos ever. I think I’ll be frying up our own tortilla chips from now on and we have the Burns family to thank for the idea. YUM!