Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

My mom always used to say, "Well, it was another Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving this year!" 

This was said sarcastically of course. She was poking fun at how we would eat too much, drink too much, and be way too merry. 

With family members passed out on different couches throughout the house, a third serving of that famous stuffing plated bedside, it wasn't a picture-perfect scene, but it was the best of times. All the family was together.

We have many stories from year to year, but isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? I give thanks for the memories that have been and the memories of those to come.

Now eat your Turkey!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

24 Diner in Austin

Sometimes you just need a little comfort food. In comes 24 Diner...

Chili fries - awesome.

Corn fritters, basically big hush puppies.

The fried outside crust is similar to a thin batter of a corn dog carnival treat. It's amazing.

Friday, November 15, 2013

S'mores Happy Hour in DC

At the Ritz Carlton hotel in Georgetown of Washington, DC, they host an extra happy hour in the main lobby starting at 6:30 pm.

In the wintertime, they serve complimentary s'mores by the fireside.

And come summertime...

 they serve a delicious s'more smoothie!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Scrumpy's Cider

It's that time of year for all things Fall. 

And with that comes one of my favorite whistle wetters - CIDER!

J.K.'s Scrumpy has been made for over a century by the Koan family of Almar Orchards in my home state of Michigan.

The cider dates back to the 1850s, and this long running history is what makes the farm what it is. This was a time before pesticides, so to keep away the bugs and pests, they used guinea foul and pigs. It has worked this way for three generations, so why change a good thing.

And by doing things the old-fashioned way, it makes the product organic. The ingredients are simple - just apples and yeast, that's it. 

Scrumpy can be found at your local Whole Foods.