Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by DYohn, Mar 21, 2017.
And take and post some pics. Don't just talk.
Make us hungry -
Chicken is good. I usually go with smoked sausage or kielbasa. I also add a can of crushed tomatoes and sometimes when I'm feeling frisky, a bag of frozen peas.
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Made Philly cheesesteaks tonight. I like mine American Witout with hot peppers, Lacey likes hers American Wit. And of course you need the Amoroso roll
Wit / widdout refers to onions, not peppers. I order whiz wit.
Exactly. Witout (no onions) with hot peppers (there's no term for that). I live 25 mins from Philly, well versed in the lingo.
And if you ever see something called a Philly cheesesteak because it has green peppers and onions run. Sure you CAN get green peppers on a cheesesteak but they're not traditional
*edit - realized my wording was a little confusing. It makes more sense with the pictures but CJ is 100% correct in what he said, wit is with onions witout/widdout (it's not a real word it's just a spelling of an accent) is no onions.
My fav is a mushroom steak wit. No peppers.
I got convinced to do whiz by the guy in philly where I had my first real (and real fucking good) philly. I will always do whiz.
Need to remember pics. Anyhow tonight I made some chicken tomatillo stew. Roasted onion, garlic, tomatillo, corn, Serrano. Blend with honey, cilantro, lime. Brown thighs with cumin, coriander, oregano. Parboil potato. Everyone goes in the pool for a simmer with some chicken stock. Serve with a little crema y cilantro.
Ah, let's not forget fresh watermelon margaritas. Last weekend was mango-habanero.
Portobellos works too. Tougher to figure out the moisture though.
Summer cooler: Chill a "sweet heart" watermelon. In a blender, add a peeled 3" piece of fresh ginger and the juice of one fresh lime. Chop until fine. Add the flesh of the watermelon until it is all incorporated, and three or four ice cubes to blend until slushy. In a tall tumbler, half-fill with ice and add 2-3 ounces of Tito's vodka. Fill glass with watermelon mixture. Top with a mint sprig if desired. Yum.
I bet this would also be good with a couple splashes of ginger ale.
Basic but good
made a picture of this last nite...
.it was a hit. I added a little more GINGER
to give it a bit of Zing as well as little more lime juice.
Kicking it old school with a Chicago Dog. Hummel hot dog on a bun with a pickle slice on one side and sliced cherry tomatoes on the other side topped with sauerkraut and a bit of mustard on top. For libations, it was bacardi white rum on ice with orange juice, then slow poured light cranberry juice and then goslings dark rum floated on top. Splash of lime to finish.
I made my own beef jerky a couple of times now. Eye of round, thin sliced. Lots of recipes online. Once I made it with leftover tomatillo-serrano salsa. Once more traditional with soy/worcestershire/garlic/jalapeno and some of the other usual suspects. Marinate for 24 hours. Prop open your oven, set it to convect, on the lowest temp (mine is 170). Run for 4-5 hours. Pretty remarkable how good it turns out! I can't wait to try more recipes. Easy peasy.
Also, a few weeks ago we went on vacation to Breckenridge. While there, we made a stop in Manitou Springs prior to riding the Cog Train up Pikes Peak. Went into a little restaurant that turned out to be Hungarian, where I had the yummiest Chicken Paprikash with a potato pancake. Made me want to do it at home, which I did. The one at the restaurant was more brothy and sweet, whereas I used a more creamy recipe, and hot paprika. And instead of a potato pancake, I decided to make homemade spaetzle, which I'd never done prior, and I only knew was a thing from Food Network or Cooking Channel or somesuch. Recipe for that is easy, cooking it properly takes a little effort. I quickly learned that the water shouldn't be at a rolling boil or the dumplings fall apart, but from that point it was straightforward. Fun to make! The leftovers kept quite well also. My wife could barely eat it--so spicy. Maybe next time I will go sweet paprika and potato pancake after all.
Do you recall the name of the Hungarian restaurant?
I' ll be there this fall for another hike up the Mtn
I usually walk up the old stair steps to the side and then
transition over to the main trail just before the HUT.
and another bike ride down on another day.
PJ's Bistro, Manitou Springs, CO.
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