Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this past week:
We had a much-needed rainstorm — the weirdly awesome kind where it rained hard while the sun was still shining — that resulted in temperatures cool enough to eat dinner outside (a very rare treat this time of year) and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
This summer we have had our most successful tomato crop ever. Â We eat tomatoes with almost every meal, including breakfast. Â One of our go-to favorite morning meals is a couple of hard-boiled eggs, some sliced tomatoes and a few triscuits topped with cream cheese.
There is a sports-field complex within walking distance of our house where we can watch the annual “Kaboom Town” fireworks, albeit from pretty far away. Â The distance dampens some of the spectacle to be sure, but avoiding the traffic and parking debacle is a worthy trade-off. Â As is being able to bring your own portable chairs and glasses of wine.
Our pool has not yet reached bath-water temps and is still cool enough for a refreshing dip.
Check out the video below about how to cut a hot dog into a spiral shape prior to grilling. Â Cutting the dogs is not quite as easy as it looks and ours didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as the ones in the video. Â But the technique really does make for a more delicious hot dog. Â Dan loves it when science and cooking come together to improve a meal.