Posts tagged ‘brewery’

July 12, 2011

Belated Weekend Recap

I know that weekend recaps usually occur on Mondays, but this one is a little behind.  I really wanted to post my new workout the very same day I started it. 

As you probably know, Kevin and I hosted company this weekend.  I didn’t get to try any of our visitor’s home brews, but he left a few for Kevin and I in the fridge.  Yawhooo!  If you all ready Saturday’s post, you know there’s another timebomb in my fridge.  It’s crazy, but I didn’t get into that either even though it’s my favorite beer.

So what did I do?  I’ll show you through a lens.  Naturally, the pics focus on the food and drink of the weekend, but I don’t think you really want pictures of me grocery shopping and cleaning my house.  Didn’t think so…

On Saturday, we went here:

brewery

The local brewery also offers some food in their taproom, so the guys ate lunch there.  I, on the other hand, checked the menu online before we left and saw no healthy options, so I enjoyed a pb n’ jelly sandwich on the way.

peeb sammich

The guys got one of these.  Normally I’d be jealous, but I was happy with my brew.

brat

I was driving, so my portions were more like this.

mr & mrs beer

On the way home, we stopped by here and got these.  I’m not even a fan of buffalo blue cheese chips, but I had a couple anyway.  Fail. 

buffalo blue cheese chips

We stopped by a beer store on the way home, and Kevin picked up a six pack.  I wanted a pack of non-alcoholic beer, but the shop didn’t have any that was cold.  Bummer.  I stuck to water until dinner.

Speaking of dinner – the picture says it all.

bronx bomber pizza

*** I totally switched gears Sunday, and my heart/kidneys/liver thanked me. ***

I ate TJs raisin bran for breakfast with almond milk and black coffee.  I cleaned all day, except for when I took a trip to TJs.  My body was tired, and my feet were hurting!

Kevin and I both had grilled eggplant, grilled onion, spinach, and hummus pressed in a wrap for lunch.  (Not Pictured)  It was so tasty I made mini ones after without the wrap.  Aren’t they cute!?!

snackums

For dinner, I made scallops for the first time.  Scallops, grilled eggplant, red onion, orange bell pepper, and of course, olive oil.  It was totally fusion and totally rockin.  I served Kevin brown rice with his.  Oh, and we split a mango for an appetizer.

scallopsThis was so good!  I cooked the rest of the scallops again last night, but I served them with the rest of the black beans, brown rice, spinach, onions, lime, and cilantro.  I put the cilantro with most of the spinach and the juice of half a lime in the food processor so that it would mix well with the beans n’ rice.  Another interesting dish.

cilantro scallops

Have you made up any odd/unique/fusion meals lately?

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May 5, 2011

Crawfish Festival & Oskar Blues Beer Dinner

What are three things I love?  The mister, beer, and food.  When all three come together, I just know it’s going to be a good time.  I’d like to briefly touch on two recent good times.

This past weekend, Kevin and I went down to a crawfish festival with a few friends.  I’m not a HUGE fan of crawfish, but I ate one to get the full festival experience.  They were heavily seasoned, which tasted great but lit up my poor little tastebuds like the Fourth of July.  Yikes!  I was so glad I only had one. 

The Boys n' Crawdaddies

 

Instead of my own box of crawfish, I had a sausage topped with onions and peppers for lunch and some good ole’ Carolina bbq for dinner.  Naturally, I washed it all down with a few brews.  I can’t comment too much on the brews since there was no selection.  As you can see, I wasn’t exactly thrilled.

Landshark, Bud Light, or…ummm… Landshark
That’s okay though; the beer got better as the week progressed.  On Wednesday, Kevin and I met a buddy at one of our favorite hangouts, which we rarely visit, for a complimentary beer dinner presented by Oskar Blues Brewery.
 

Festive Table

 
 
That’s a shot of the table before other guests arrived.  It was a fun time.  Adam, the brewery’s rep, talked about the beer and gave us a few laughs.  The drinking establishment paired the pilsner with prawns, which were too buttery but a great pair, and the Dales Pale Ale with mustard sausage bites.  First off, I love Dales.  Next, I have a passion for sausage (except chorizo, but I’ll save that for another time).  The pairing was great.  Hops n’ mustard are like peas n’ carrots!  The following two courses included chicken wings with a scottish ale and a brownie a-la-mode with the Ten Fiddy imperial stout.
 
I was impressed with all the pairings, but there were no fruits, vegetables, or palate cleansers.  In addition, the tiny bites they called “courses” had no flow.  This bothered me, but Kev didn’t seem to mind.  When I hosted my beer dinner, we had an appetizer for one beer, a roast for a porter, and brownies for the stout.  It flowed!  Oh well… you can’t complain about free.  You also can’t complain about a good time.  Kev, our company, and I really had a good time.  Thanks Oskar Blues!
 
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