our picks for the weekend!
krystinrobertson asked: I am trying to plan a Christmas dinner with my friends for the 22nd. We are trying to find a place that's not too expensive, and also a place that we have never been to before. Do you have any suggestions? There are several places that we haven't been to, so I'm sure any suggestion that you have will work!
I love it when you ask me questions.
Four Sisters is really hot right now (CREPES)
BUT! My best advice is to go to Monkey Wrench and try their new menu. LEGIT food, kind of like upscale Hillbilly. Teacup and I ate there the other night and we GORGED and everything was fantastic.
So my advice: Monkey Wrench.
Anonymous asked: So if you're married and Christian, WHERE are all the bebes?
If you’re looking for the Christian bebes, I suggest going to a big exciting church like Southeast, or Sojourn, or Northside (where I go!) and becoming a greeter. Get involved in a Bible study and ask every 30-something lady you meet to set you up. The bebes will swarm.
If you’re looking for non-Christian bebes, hang out at the library. Or a nice classy bar (Meta, Garage, the Oakroom, 21C)
Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter and Parmesan
I make this for us all the time. It’s like vegetable candy. You can sub olive oil for the browned butter if that’s your thing, just coat the sprouts in about a half cup of olive oil instead of the butter.
1 package Brussels sprouts
1 stick of butter, salted
Parmigiano Reggiano shreds (or plain old powdered parm)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees
2. Brown the butter. Basically, heat it up in a saucepan until it’s golden brown and bubbly
3. Cut the sprouts into halves and quarters
4. Coat sprouts with butter, then coat with salt, pepper and parm.
Roast in the over for 30 minutes to 45 minutes, checking every fifteen minutes and stirring. I like them kind of charred and crispy on the outside, so I cook them for 45 minutes.
My 11-year-old sister made this pie from a recipe she found in Southern Living. It was incredibly thick and rich. You can find the recipe here; perfect for a Christmas celebration.