Today, I woke up later than usual, cleaned my neglected kitchen and ate some leftover broccoli soup. By the time I looked up it was 2 pm. Whoa. I had literally dreamt about making caramel popcorn for a few hours at that point. Originally, about 2 weeks ago my brother mentioned popcorn balls and I decided I wanted to make a few. Then it turned into beer orange peel caramel popcorn balls.. and then just caramel popcorn with maybe some chocolate chips? Pecans? BOTH?! So at around 3 pm I got to work on some caramel popcorn. That’s when things went terribly wrong, but in the end I came out with a beautiful and perfect result after the heartbreak of having a terrible batch that was supposed to be awesome. Oh, and my washing machine broke.
Okay, so I pretty much blew my own mind with this one. I was brain storming the other day thinking about how my cheese always slides off of my burger. I thought about it and a spark happened in my noggin noodle. Put the cheese inside the patty. It will be delicious, surprising and it will keep my burger from sliding around. I then learned it’s already been done with beef patties.. so I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. Still an awesome idea, though. It worked just like I had dreamed.
I made about ten or eleven seitan sausages yesterday in my steamer and used them to make some delicious hot dogs. Today I had four left over and decided to do something different. I found some BBQ sauce and a stray onion and decided that would be enough. I also found a box of yellow rice that had fallen into the depths of the pantry to await my rescue. Today was it’s day to shine and I thought it went hand and hand with this BBQ sausage and broccoli. Quite filling on a rainy day, too.