Eating Out: The Oinkster’s “Nick Offerman” All-American Burger

It’s been a rough week, and as much as Ms. Foodie loves to cook, even I need a night off sometimes. It was also the last day in October, and I had yet to try the Burger of the Month at one my favorite burger joints, The Oinkster.

Mr. Foodie and I were not disappointed in the “Nick Offerman” All-American Burger: Shaved Ham, Gruyere, hot n’ sweet Mustard, Mayo and house-made Pickles on top of a Beef Patty and stuffed in a Sourdough Bun.

Despite the list of ingredients, it was quite light, and always tasty. Ms. Foodie approves, and The Oinkster continues to not disappoint!

New Year’s Brunch: King Hawaiian French Toast stuffed with Ham and Cheese

Ms. Foodie wishes everyone a Happy New Year!  After a night of ringing out the old and ringing in the new, it behooves you to start off with a delicious meal.  A new twist 0n Ham and Eggs is made to order!

I took some King Hawaiian sliced bread and coated it with an egg and sour cream mixture spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. After placing one slice on the griddle, I topped it with slices of Black Forest Ham and Cheddar Cheese, then covered it with a second slice of the coated.

Flip and cook like any French toast recipe until golden brown, and then serve it up with maple syrup or a preserve of your choosing.

A Bellini accompaniment is just the ticket–gotta do something with that leftover champagne!

Thanksgiving Dinner Recap

It’s been a while since Ms. Foodie posted any good dishes!  I was so geared toward Thanksgiving and prepping all that good food, that the everyday food prep got put on the back burner.  My apologies.

Compliments of my dear sister, who flew in from the artic Midwest to spend Thanksgiving with us in the beautiful and measureably warmer West, I have some mouthwatering pictures of the Thanksgiving dinner spread–and what a spread it was! 

The turkey was obviously the center of attention.  I marinated it in Olive Oil, Rosemary, Ginger, Sea Salt, Ground Pepper and Thyme, then stuffed it full of my specialty kitchen-sink dressing.  The second meat course was a lovely Applewood smoked Ham in a Mandarin Orange and Brown Sugar glaze, and for my non-meat eating friends, Salmon basted in Olive Oil and minced onions.

And those lovelies were accompanied by Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Candied Yams and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Friends brought a host of other sides, including homemade Cranberry Sauce and Vegan Collard Greens.  Then we topped off our evening with a dessert of Peach Cobbler and French Vanilla Ice Cream.

The leftovers were even more stupendous, and the turkey and ham supplied the makings for some wonderful new dishes.  Stay tuned for some delicious recipes for the Holiday Season!