Monthly Archives: March 2009

Oh, hi, I’m furloughed

Let me just start right up front and say this has nothing to do with food.

Last week I found out that my newspaper was handing out two weeks of free vacation. Well, it wasn’t so much free. By then end of the year it’s going to cost me a two-week paycheck.

Meeeeeow.

Ever since the announcement, I have been torn about how I feel about it. It’s a catch 22.

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Time Out

Happy Monday, everybody! We had a very busy weekend of boxing up all of our crap, hauling it across town and then figuring out where all these pieces go. That’s right — we moved. And as movers are wont to do, we’ve been eating a lot of take out. So much so that we’re kind of tired of pizza. I know.

What does this mean for you? Well, until we get our new kitchen unpacked and ready to go, we won’t exactly be doing much experimenting. In fact, we’re thinking the first week in a new house is a time for some classic standbys, like spaghetti, a nice roast, maybe even sandwiches for dinner.

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Disaster French Toast

Internet, I have done it again. Only this time I screwed up something that should be fairly simple: French Toast.

It’s funny, too, because I’ve always liked the French, so I don’t know why they would want to curse my breakfast.

No one would have ever have known by looking at my meal that it sucked.

It looks delicious. But it tastes not so.

It looks delicious. But it tastes not so.

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Thirsty Thursday: Chimay Ale

In between blogging about what’s for dinner and what’s for drinks, Feaston has decided to move. Yeah, that’s right. We’re getting new digs. With a new kitchen. And a stove that we’re not totally thrilled with, but that’s another post for another day.

The point is: we have been packing a lot of boxes lately. And nothing goes with packing like a nice, refreshing beer.

Specifically, this:

Chimay Ale. It's malty.

Chimay Ale. It's malty.

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Chicken Cobb Salad

Not too long ago, we were watching an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm that featured the history of the Cobb salad at the heart of its storyline. And that got us thinking about the awesome Cobb salad at one of our local restaurants, Pearly Bakers. And then … we had to have one.

Feaston's Cobb Salad.

Feaston's Cobb Salad.

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Leftover Recession Meatballs

Like everybody else, Feaston is trying to pinch every penny we earn.

We shop sales, buy ground beef six pounds at a time, cook whole chickens, eat a lot of pasta (we would do that anyway, though).

And of course we come up with yummy ways to dress up some frozen leftovers. We did just that with some meatballs that were made a few weeks ago.

When I was a kid we would mix all this together and we called it "gruel."

It's leftover meatballs, $1 worth of potatoes and a can of green beans. Total = Like $4 to feed two people.

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Food, Glorious Food!

It has been a big week for food in the news — from Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden to numerous New York Times stories on the difference between organic and sustainable farming and a new outlook on American diets.

The thing is — most people are more apt to believe that something labeled organic is better for them, when in reality it is not. Instead of focusing on pesticides and the government’s role in the food chain, most of us would be better off if we just ate fewer animal products and processed foods and started eating more local fruits and vegetables. Oh … also, it’s a good idea to learn to cook at home.

Hey, we’re happy to help with that!

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