Posts Tagged ‘poll’

Adobo Potatoes

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

This recipe is so simple, it almost doesn’t deserve to be called a recipe. These are the potatoes I made with the barbecue pork sandwiches. The potatoes were super-easy–but despite so little effort were surprisingly delicious.

I’m not kidding when I said the recipe was simple, I just checked, and it’s so basic I could twitter it:

Recipe: Oil & Onions in pan over med. heat, saute. Add butter, red pot. wedges, Adobo seas. Cook until tender. Add Italian seas. Serve. Yum!

There’s your potato recipe in 140 characters…feel free to ReTweet. 🙂 Of course, if you’re looking for a little more guidance, keep reading.

The basic idea for the recipe actually came from The Spice House website. In addition to the awesome spice blends that I talked about in my post earlier this week, the Spice House website includes ideas and recipes for each spice, herb blend, and seasoning that they sell. I found this recipe for Adobo Potatoes while writing my post about our shopping trip to the Old Town location.


Adobo Potatoes
Adapted from The Spice House website.

I’ve linked to the original recipe above, but here’s how I made them:

  • 1/2 cups sliced onions (you could skip these, if you wanted)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package of Simply Potatoes red potato wedges, unseasoned (They’re in the refrigerated section of your grocery store)
  • 2 teaspoons Adobo Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1. In a large non-stick skillet, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until they begin to soften. Add butter and potatoes and stir, so that the potatoes are coated in the oil and butter mixture. Sprinkle with Adobo Seasoning. Cover, and continue cooking over medium heat until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally, so that the potatoes brown evenly.

2. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. Mix to combine and serve.

Note: I know, it’s not complicated, and it doesn’t seem like much–but they were very tasty. There was a lot of “Mmm! Those ARE good!” going on in the kitchen that night.

P.S. What do we call a recipe on twitter? A Twecipe? Twrecipe? Tweetipe? Ridiculous? Take the poll!

If recipes via twitter were actually a thing, what would they be called?

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Dave and I are taking our friend Leah to her first Cubs game at Wrigley Field tonight. Between that, Cubscast on the way to work this morning, and a couple of fantastic Cubs games over the weekend, I guess you could say I’ve got baseball on the brain.


So I’m here to ask: What are your favorite baseball game snacks?

I mean, I know baseball stadiums have really been stepping it up in the food department. There are tons of stories about Dungeness Crab Sandwiches in San Francisco, Fajitas at MinuteMaid Park in Houston, Fish Tacos in San Diego and Shake Shack burgers at the new Mets stadium in New York.

I guess I’m a traditionalist, though. I don’t expect to find anything more than the standard ballpark fare. Hot Dogs and Pretzels. Nachos. Peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

When I hear about the full service restaurants at the new Yankees Stadium, I can’t imagine what people are thinking. Who wants to sit down and eat prime rib at a ball game?

Not me.

What about you guys? Take the poll, or leave your comment below.

What kind of food do you like to see at a ballgame?

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Follow Up: How many cheeses?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I know you’ve all been dying of suspense, just waiting to hear the results of last week’s poll. Just how much cheese do we keep in this place anyway?

Let’s find out!

  1. Parmigiano Reggiano
  2. Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp White Cheddar
  3. Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese
  4. Shredded Colby-Jack Blend
  5. Sargento Light String Cheese
  6. Dubliner Cheese
  7. Smoked Gouda
  8. American “Cheese”
  9. Grana Padana
  10. Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese Wedges
  11. Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (Yes, in the green can!)
  12. Cream Cheese
  13. Cottage Cheese

Only one person guessed correctly: My mom! I guess she supported my cheese habit for so long that she knew how deep the addiction really goes. I can’t help it. Cheese is my favorite food, and there are so many great types, good for so many different things!