Just a rundown of some of the things I've been snacking on in the last month:
Do you have get a craving for something and need to make it for dinner? And sometimes - as in this case - it's something you've never even made before. One day I got a craving for a lobster quesadilla, with the corn and chile (tomato-less) salsa from Trader Joe's. I got some Maine lobster tail meat, Toscano cheese, spincach, and the salsa, put it all in a tortilla, and baked it in the oven for a few minutes.
An al pastor taco with pickled jalapenos and radish slices.
I didn't order these bar nachos, a friend of mine did, but I helped her eat them, so they belong here.
A piece of fried chicken on a roll with remoulade.
Pretty much anything is better when it's grilled in a panini press. I made myself an English muffin sandwich with salami, ham, goat cheese, pickles and mustard.
McNuggets and Popeyes horseradish sauce are such a nice match, it's a shame you can't order them that way.
I decided to try these chips because they were on sale for $1.68 at Whole Foods. The flavor promised to be "buffalo" but it was not. Still good, though.
I thought if I added Buffalo Wild Wings "Caribbean Jerk" sauce to a McChicken sandwich it would taste like a really good Jamaican jerk-style sandwich. I now see the flaw in my logic.
Am I the only one who enjoys Thanksgiving leftovers - in a sandwich the next day - more than I do Thanksgiving dinner? This sandwich was turkey, ham, red cabbage slaw, corn salad, and stuffing on white bread.
When I was kid I remember eating Lemonheads (well, I still do), Skittles, Starburst, gummy bears, and a few other things that I really liked... but never anything as cool as this: a "plunger" pop that you lick and dip in a toilet bowl full of watermelon powder. Crazy.
I found this dim sum sampler at Whole Foods and figured Why not? The dumplings and shu mai were passable, but the pork bun was - and I am not exaggerating here - the worst bun I have ever had.
Rotini with roasted garlic tomato sauce and arugula.
Elizabeth and I found this giant sandwich on sale at Ralph's and decided to split it. I cooked it on the panini press for a few minutes first, then added pickles and mustard to my half.
Trader Joe's barbecued brisket on a potato bun with slaw.
Whole Foods chicken salad was the first one I ever had that I loved, and I still do. I had this one for lunch just yesterday.