Since it was Father’s Day over the weekend, Cliff’s first, we decided to let him pick whatever he wanted to post on the blog. I shouldn’t have been surprised when he picked beef and cheddar croissants. It is kind of like his thing. If you look at our instagram account its pretty much, beef and cheddar, baby, baby, baby, baby, dog, beef and cheddar, beef and cheddar, beef and cheddar, Lou Malnatis. I guess when you find something you like you stick with it.
How was everybody’s weekend? It was dreary and kinda cold here in Chicago…it has been for awhile. A warm, sunny day is way past due. One of my good friends is moving to Singapore in September so she threw a party on Saturday to celebrate. She hosted a pig roast…this was a definite first for me. As we were driving to her house it was pouring rain and I was wondering how the heck Catherine and Glen would roast a pig in this weather. Of course I was imagining a huge pig rotating around on a spit. I’m so naive! We live in Chicago…we have tiny balconies, not yards! Catherine picked up a whole (already cooked) pig in Chinatown, Glen carved it and we all pigged out!
For Mother’s Day this year we had a really nice dinner with my family. We were celebrating not only my Mom but the fact that I was about to become a mom myself. Baby post coming soon! But most importantly, we just wanted an excuse to make lots of tasty food. For dinner we made, King crab legs, potato croquettes, a nice salad, pasta, and eclair cake (recipe coming tomorrow). My family just loves to eat! And cook. But mostly eat. Alaskan king crab legs have long been one of my favorite foods. I don’t mess around with that snow crab. Only Alaskan king crab for me. We used to find them on sale pretty often but I haven’t seen a good sale in ages. These were $13.99 a pound which is the best I’ve seen lately so we decided to do it. My parents always say that one of their biggest mistakes was letting me taste their crab legs one night. I think the story goes something like, I ended up eating all the crab legs and one of my parents got stuck with my “kids meal.” Bad move Mom and Dad. I have expensive taste.
I think this recipe falls under the category of “man food.” Every week Kelly and I ask Cliff if there is anything he would like us to make for the blog. If it weren’t for his input it would pretty much be cake, cookies, and cupcakes every day. Sometimes he has some good ideas and sometimes I think his ideas are not original enough. Last week he suggested pizza burgers. Now, I like pizza burgers just as much as the next person but they are kind of boring. Doesn’t everyone know how to make a pizza burger? Is it really that creative of an idea? Do people really need a recipe for a pizza burger? After doing a little research, I found out that the answer was: people do not know how to make pizza burgers. The google results I found left a lot to be desired. So, the concept of a pizza burger may not be the most original idea ever but it seems like the world needed another recipe for pizza burgers.
I have a confession to make. These Grilled Veggie Stacks were supposed to post on Tuesday. Normally I write my posts the night before they go live but on Monday night I was glued to my TV watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (per the usual!) and well…Grilled Veggie Stacks completely slipped my mind. Perhaps I got caught up in Lydia’s fairy dust/stoner/I’m a Tree Mom’s crazyness. Anyways, I didn’t remember until 7:30 am Tuesday morning when I frantically ran to my computer and re-scheduled it for Friday. Preoccupied much?! Whoops! But hey…better late than never, right?