tasty nom nom an exception to the daily meal


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...  my phone's Epicurious App.

Hi J!

I asked G what he wanted to make, 'beef pork lamb meatballs'. Ok! So when I find myself with a few minutes waiting for someone, or on walkie with the fuzzies this week, I used my Epicurious App to find some recipes.

  • Berry Rosé Sangria recipe
  • Figs with goat cheese & bacon recipe
  • Chipotle Meatballs recipe
  • Jicama salad modified from recipe
  • Chipotle mayo

Not creative, but very helpful when I am on tight time budget.  I've wanted to make Sangria for a while now, the hot summer weather on Saturday was a perfect excuse. For the Sangria, I started with the recipe's lemon and lime juice, raspberries, blackberries, sugar, a bottle of Ménage à Trois Rosé, then splash in various liqueur in the pantry - Chambord, Raspberry di Amore, and Soho Lycee. I tasted as I go. Mmm ... I liked it. Refreshing with a slight kick. I will definitely make again.


G grilled the meatballs using the new griddle outside. Yay for not having to hover a hot stove, turning meatballs. The flavor of the meatballs were good, but they were overdone. But, I had a backup rescue plan with the chipotle mayonnaise sour cream mustard sauce. The limb-threatening jicama salad was good, but I was missing the lime flavor.  I will adjust the vinegrette next time. And I lazily substituted canned  mandarins for clementine. Oh! You know how I forgot the pepitas until half way through? Guess what I completely forgot? queso fresco!  Seriously, I need to make myself a final serving to-do list ...

Hurry up, I want to eat eat it...

The sangria, meatballs wraps, and figs bites were good, but the highlight of my evening was the It's Its N ran out and got. 🙂 Mmm. Yea. I have very strong emotional attachment to them. After dinner, at the uncomfortably warm state, I suggested Mama Mia.

six out of eight pizzas for me

We ended the evening with New World. I like New World, but we have to stop being so sloppy with the rules! And go you who won!

is that N and G arguing? heh. I like the art.

This coming Saturday is going to be a warm one ... I imagine there will be more grilling. Mmmm! Can't. Wait.

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  1. Yum, sangria! N made sangria the following week because he enjoyed it so much. I like New World!

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