Posts tagged with: butter


Late night chicken exchange

Posted by chris on May 17th, 2011 add a comment

Around midnight on Twitter…

  • Dorinda: Holy god. This herbed, butter-roasted chicken would make anorexic vegetarians say, “Well, just for tonight.”
  • Will: that sounds like it might be pretty good.
  • Dorinda: @Will: Hey, uh… chicken?
  • Chris: [butting in] What’s a man gotta do to get a damn chicken invite?
  • Dorinda: Well, muh’fuqqr, the squeaky complainer gets the lube. Or something. Whatevs. Come over.
  • Chris: I will only eat chickens that were cooked with me in mind. Second-hand chicken? Who you thank this is?
  • Dorinda: Oh, believe me, when I’m trussing this chicken and shoving it into a hot, confined oven, I’m thinking of you.


Learn from Annie’s Mistakes

Posted by annie on Jul 25th, 2009 6 comments

You never know when it’s going to happen, or why it does, but you may one day become lactose intolerant. Like me.

And when you do, you’ll beat yourself over the head for all those times you didn’t stuff your face with ice cream. For all those times you said “no thanks” when the waiter asked if you had any room left for dessert. For all the scrambled eggs you made without cheese. For all the corn you ate without a nice coat of butter.

God, I just want a McFlurry!


Rib-eye steak: Butter is better

Posted by chris on Mar 26th, 2009 2 comments


  1. All-natural rib-eye. Sauteed with lightly crushed garlic & whole rosemary sprigs. Basted with butter.
  2. Organic baby carrots. Roasted. Caramelized with butter and maple syrup.
  3. Organic potatoes. Minced garlic, rosemary, olive oil & butter.

After eating a lot of vegetarian dishes the past few weeks, I thought I’d reintroduce some steak into my life.

It’s the first time I ever “finished” off a steak with butter in the pan. It definitely brings out some extra flavor from the meat. I suggest you give it a try, if you feel like you’re not getting enough fat in your diet. Just throw some butter into the pan during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Then continuously spoon the melted butter on top of the steak to baste it.


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Glutton edition

Posted by chris on Dec 4th, 2008 add a comment

On Monday, Annie and I cooked dinner while watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. But before we could cook, she had to work on some nerd stuff and I had to eat slightly healthy things:

Now that we got that out the way…

  • Shrimp with cocktail sauce from Whole Foods. I ate it while cooking dinner, forgetting for the thousandth time that Annie doesn’t like shrimp (Who doesn’t like shrimp?! Nobody, that’s who.)
  • All natural rib-eye steak (lots of marbling!), pan-fried with butter and chopped garlic, seasoned with truffle salt & black pepper
  • Sauteed & broiled organic russet potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, butter, rosemary, garlic, Lawry’s seasoning salt and black pepper
  • Sauteed organic California-grown green beans, wrapped in prosciutto
  • Sauteed organic asparagus, wrapped in bacon
  • 337 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

In my defense

As you can see above, I ate sliced apples, a protein+fiber bar and a protein+antioxidant drink before cooking. What you don’t see, is that Annie had two espresso chocolate chip cookies and garlic+herb baked veggie chips before dinner. [Brushes dirt off his shoulder.]


Recipe for a mess

Posted by annie on Jan 26th, 2007 1 comment

As a food lover and poor college graduate, my passion for yumminess and my dismally stocked fridge sometimes makes for disastrous results. Take for example, the following incident:

It’s late. I’m thirsty. There’s only water, so depressingly different from a nice cold coke I’m craving.

Looking into the pantry, I spot a near empty box of tea. I’ll make iced tea! Ten minutes later, I find myself holding a glass of iced earl gray looking around frantically for half and half, milk, or creamer. No such luck.

But then, it occurs to me that I do indeed have a type of creamy and smooth substance that has the ability to soften a sharp flavor without dulling it- butter! And so, I put a spoonful of butter into my tea and mixed it in as I imagine Paula Deen would. And it was disgusting.