>> Sunday, June 20, 2010
June 18th. http://www.gauchosteakhouse.com/
>> Saturday, June 12, 2010
June 9th. Union Street: http://unionstreetdetroit.com/04/ No guest stars this evening. We put Lulu in the corner. Thad, aka Flash (because he is so fast in the shower), wears short socks with pants? So does the Greek. Is this a new fashion trend for men?
>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The Date: Friday, May 28th. The Place: Pippi's house in Ferndale.
Spring Onion Risotto
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 ½ c. Arborio rice (or quinoa)
2 spring onions (or , asparagus, mushrooms, etc.)
6 cups vegetable stock
8 oz. gouda cheese, cubed
2 c. bread crumbs
Separate green and white part of onion. Mince white part, set aside green part for later. In sauce pot, sauté olive oil and Arborio rice for 5 minutes. Add white spring onion. Gradually ladel in stock, 1 cup at at time, stirring often. Watch for each cup to mostly absorb before adding the next. Cool and add egg, mix well. Chill risotto for easier handeling. Once it’s cooled form into 12 portions. Stuff a cheese cube inside and roll into bread crumbs. Sauté in canola oil until golden brown. Top with frissee.
Note: Risotto should be creamy and the stove top prep assures this. When making croquettes the creaminess is not necessary so you may prepare it in the oven. Combine the risotto and broth in pan, cover and bake at 350. Makes for easier/faster prep.
Slice reserved green part of spring onion into long thin strips. Sauté in canola oil for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Use to garnish croquettes.
Spicy Apple Chutney (Common Grill Recipe)
1 T. veg. oil
1/4 very small red onion, diced
1/4 red pepper, diced
1/4 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, minced
1 lb. Granny Smith Apples, peeled, diced
1/8 t. All Spice
1 T. (I didn't add these)
2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1/8 t. Ground Ginger (I didn't add this either)
Heat oil in saute pan, add onion, red pepper, mustard and salt. Cook until translucent about 5 minutes Add garlic, jalapeno, spices, apples; continue cooking for about 1 minute. Add raisins,brown sugar and vinegar and bring to a boil. Refrigerate until ready to use.
I serve this over . At our dinner I also put reduced balsamic vinegar on the brie.
After dinner, we drink wine in the backyard for a while. The Greek and Lulu insist I watch youtube, Kelly/Shoes.... hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCF3ywukQYA.
Also, do you know why Top Gun is gay? youtube can tell you.
We decide to go to Inyo for dessert, which is only a couple blocks from my house. We LOVE tempura fried ice cream! http://www.inyorestaurant.com/
Thad, having starved to death at my house, orders some sort of "hot rock" dish, with raw fish and meats you cook yourself on a very VERY hot rock. Finally he gets to eat!! The rest of us share two ice creams....I must tell you, if you ever have the tempura fried ice cream at Inyo and like it, you MUST go to Godaiko in Novi and have it there. They fry, in tempura, golden pound cake slices, tempura fry the ice cream and a cinnamon-y sauce. The Greek, Lulu and I devoured this like ravenous wolves...Thad did not even get a single bite, there was no getting in to our huddle as we scraped every last morsel. That day, Lulu stated that the tempura-fried ice cream at Godaiko is the best food on the planet. http://www.mygodaiko.com/.
Oh, let me give a shout out to Matt and Andrew, two adorable & funny-as-hell barely-legal gay boys Lulu picked up at Inyo. Call us, boys, we want to hang out with you again! We promise Thad will wear his same blue shirt.
Next Post: Tonight, we are going to Union Street. I love dragon eggs!! Can't wait.
>> Sunday, June 6, 2010
And a Happy Birthday to Thad today!!
The Players: Lulu, vegetarian, and the cutest girl in all the land. The Greek. Thad. Pippi, thats me, the strongest girl in all the land, according to Wikipedia.