Monday, March 28, 2011
I must share. We went to Reno, NV to take Bubba Harp to a Monster Jam show. It was snowing like crazy, the trip that normally takes a couple hours took four. We got into Reno with enough time to check into our hotel room and grab a bite to eat before the show. First restaurant we see is Americana Cafe, table for three please! While we wait for our table we see that Americana Cafe won a chili contest. The chili was created by Circus Circus Chef, Joe Pearcy and was voted BEST at The Biggest Little Tailgate Party Chili Cook-off in Reno. Let's see... it's snowing so bad outside the freeways are about to close... yes, we need to try this chili!! Let me tell you, it was every bit as delicious as you could imagine award winning chili being. It was served with cheese, onions, amazing cornbread, whipped butter and honey. My goodness, it is worth a stop in Circus Circus if you happen to be in Reno.
After the Monster Jam show we are on the way back to our room when we pass a sushi restaurant, Kokopelli's Sushi. Allow me to let you in on a little secret, I LOVE sushi. I could eat it everyday. So we decided to get two rolls for us adults and room service for Bubba. In the picture below, the top one is a Black Jack with Shrimp, Crab, Avocado and Unagi. You will come to learn that Unagi is my favorite. The bottom one is a Gecko with Salmon, Crab and Avocado. They were both awesome and just looking at the picture is making me crave some more!! No pictures of the room service, it was nothing to write home about... chicken strips and a personal supreme pizza.
Labels: Eating Out
Monday, March 14, 2011
Some girls like flowers, I like meat. Let me clarify... when my husband brought home a 41lb pack of meat from the butcher shop (Orangevale Meat Shoppe), it was better than having a vase of flowers to sit on my counter for the next week until they wilted and had to be thrown out. A box of meat consisting of:
10lbs Pork Steak
10lbs Ground Chuck
6lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts
5lbs Country Ribs
5lbs Pork Sausage
5lbs Cross Rib BBQ Steak (London Broil)
It was like Valentine's Day in March!! :)
I always thought of London Broil as an impossible piece of meat after trying it at several BBQs over the years. It always seemed dry and bland. So, after having a small sit down with the BBQ about not being used when steak was being cooked... I turned the oven on. 350 degrees, a box of warm love for my London Broil Steaks. I started off by searing them on both sides, seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic & onion powders. Next they were placed in a 9x13 pyrex dish and covered with love (fresh mushrooms, onion and garlic) and my own mixture of cream of broccoli, french onion soup mix and worcestershire sauce. Covered with aluminum foil they were baked for 100mins. The end product was tender, tasteful and an instant regular in our house. Served with Garlic & Parsley Red Potatoes and Corn, it was a meal with no leftovers. I apologize to London Broil for thinking it was so impossible and can't wait to have it for dinner again!