Friday Favorites

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.  We eat tomatoes with almost every meal, including breakfast.  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.  The distance dampens some of the spectacle to be sure, but avoiding the traffic and parking debacle is a worthy trade-off.  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.  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.  But the technique really does make for a more delicious hot dog.  Dan loves it when science and cooking come together to improve a meal.




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