And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,Act 2:46
In exactly one week everyone will gather around their t.v.’s and root for any team that isn’t the Patriots. What can I say. it’s like having to watch Alabama in the National Championship game again. It’s nice to have a little variety sometimes. If the competition can’t provide the variety, then your food definitely should!
While we were in Texas last month, Jake and I ate an early dinner at a steakhouse in Fort Worth. As an appetizer, we tried a queso and roasted salsa with tortilla chips. Let me go on a tangent here. Queso should NEVER be yellow in my opinion. This queso was yellow. Yellow queso always makes me think of Velveeta and salsa mixed together. Thankfully, the appetizer redeemed itself with an amazing salsa. Having everything roasted before it’s mixed together really enhances the flavor of the salsa.
- 6 tomatoes, cut into wedges ( I used Roma tomatoes
- 2 jalapenos, halved with ribs and seeds removed
- 1/2 a yellow onion, quartered
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 limes, quartered
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place ingredients on a sheet pan and lightly drizzle with olive oil ( or spritz with a mister). Liberally salt and pepper everything. Roast for 20 -25 mins., or until everything is soft and has a little char. Place veggies in a food processor and scoop pulp of roasted limes into the bowl, discarding the rinds. Add a handful of cilantro and process until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper as needed.
We have also been going crazy for these Old Bay wings, and honestly they couldn’t be easier!
- 1 (4lbs. Bag frozen wings), thawed
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick, unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
Preheat oven to 250 degrees and adjust oven racks to one in the middle and one in the upper 1/3 of your oven. Place thawed wings in a large zip top bag, adding baking powder and salt. Shake bag until all wings are coated. Line a baking sheet in aluminum foil and place a cooling rack sprayed with nonstick spray on top of foil. Arrange wings skin side up on top of the rack. Place the wings on the middle rack and roast for 30 mins. After 30 mins., move wings to the upper 1/3 of the oven and increase temperature to 425 degrees and roast for 50 -60 mins. While the wings are roasting, melt the stick of butter and add 1 tablespoon of the Old Bay seasoning. When wings are cooked through and the skin is crispy, toss in the seasoning and butter. Place wings back on the rack and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning. Place the wings under the broiler for an additional few minutes for added crispness. Enjoy with ranch or blue cheese dressing!
Hope these recipes get you in the spirit to root for the Rams ( I mean anything is better than another Patriots win, right?!?!) Enjoy the end of football season with good food and good friends.
Until next time,