Happy Purim!

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Last weekend, in preparation for Purim, Malice (derby name, not real name), Mr. Malice (derby name, not real name), and Ella (derby name and real name) came over to make hamantaschen. After having a nice lunch, we pulled out the rolling pins, found our cookie cutters, and got down to business. Everyone has her favorite flavor. Mine is the traditional poppyseed, some like raspberry jam, strawberry jelly, or even nutella. Sometimes I go on a limb and add chocolate chips to my hamantaschen. I’m a mavrick, I know. It was Malice’s first time making hamantaschen and I think she mastered … Read More

SND – Masas De Puerco

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We got together for lunch this week. Andrew made masas de puerco which are Cuban fried pork chunks. When he said he wanted to make it, I was intrigued, but honestly had no idea what it was going to be like. It involved watching a YouTube video over and over and 30 (yes, you read that right) cloves of garlic, but it turned out really good.  The meat is marinated overnight in a citrus marinade. It’s then cooked in a dutch oven with water and some fat. In this crazy way, the water cooks the meat and as it evaporates, … Read More

Sunday Afternoon Lunch – Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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It’s been a busy few weekends for us, so we haven’t had Sunday Night Dinner in a while. This Sunday we had an event in the evening, so instead of skipping another week, we decided to switch it to Sunday Afternoon Lunch. Jen, Evan, and Owen came over braving the rain for a warm lunch. I’ve actually made something similar to this a while ago and was obsessed with the enchilada filling. I’m not sure what I like so much about it, but I think the combination of flavors strikes the perfect balance between being flavorful without being too spicy. … Read More

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