Category Archives: food

Strawberry Cheesecake Special K

Adam and I have been having some fun cereal-based conversations on the podcast and I was excited to try out this Strawberry Cheesecake Special K, since it seemed like an outlier to the generally “healthy” image the Special K branding goes for.

Turns out, it’s boring as hell. And it makes the milk a gross pink.

Do not recommend.

Super Bowl cocktail selection

My sister was over for the game and she brought some Taylor Swift-inspred, Blake Lively-promoted cocktail recipes.

First was this Aperol, simple syrup, orange juice, tonic water adventure called “Better Than Revenger (49ers Version)”. I’m assuming the names are based on T Swift songs, but I’m tragically ignorant in that category. The drink was fine. Too sweet for me, and I don’t know that Aperol is enough to base a cocktail on. I think this one was constructed to easily be alcohol-free.

The next one was this tequila, pineapple juice, and Meyer lemon club soda mix-up called “Gold Rush Spritz”. I made them with 130% of the tequila called for and it was delicious. There wasn’t much pineapple juice, so it didn’t get too sweet, and the flavored club soda was a nice touch. There were a couple of rounds of this one. We liked it a lot.

And it wouldn’t be a cocktail post with a good ol’ Negroni to pull the anchor leg. I’ve been using the Dolin rouge vermouth and it’s been a nice switch up from the normal recipe.

The game was also exciting, eventually.

A two-scoop miracle!

A fresh tub of protein with two scoops that are both at the top?!?

Truly a Meathead Miracle.

Morning Tomatoes

This cherry tomato plant has been super-productive.

Pink Jimmy

The Pink Jimmy is a vodka/cranberry/lime, and a refreshing cocktail to record a podcast by.

Rowland Negroni

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with a lively meal and this twist on a Negroni, made with dry vermouth.

Three Dots and a Dash

We took a long weekend to visit our oldest on Chicago over the President’s Day weekend. One of the many highlights was a visit to Three Dots and A Dash, a speakeasy tiki bar off in the River North neighborhood.

We got there at the end of a long travel/sightseeing day, so the sugar and rum were the practically necessary to get us through the rest of the night. The Sippopotamus, featured above, was the standout of the night. Obviously.

How it looked⬆️

How it felt ⬆️

Happy Valentine’s

Bubbly and a heart-shaped pizza. Probably follow up with some tv.

It’s a good life.

Pizza for the table and a Tecate bucket

A “pizza for the table” (copyright Supertrain LLC) was the best way to start a breezy lunch out at the Lilly Pad, a cool spot right on the James River.