Posts for January 2008
Song of the Day: Feist, "Brandy Alexander"
Today is National Brandy Alexander Day and I haven't been able to get the chorus of the Feist song of the same name out of my head. In case you've also been afflicted with this problem today, I decided to dig up a version of "Brandy Alexander." Feist hasn't made an official video of the song, but luckily, YouTube had several clips of her performing it live.
Last week, Hershey's succumbed to the rising prices of dairy and wheat products by hiking up its chocolate prices. This week Kraft Foods and Kellogg will be doing the same. This means you should be seeing an increase in your Rice Krispies, Eggos, Kraft Singles, Mac 'n' Cheese, DiGiorno pizzas, and many other products from these companies.
This is bad news for our slowing economy, and is actually the largest jump in food prices since 1990. Have any of you seen signs of rising prices in your markets? Do you think the price hike will affect the way you eat?
Beer and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. You must have beer at your Super Bowl party. If you are playing a football-related drinking game — everyone choose a player, each time that player comes into contact with the ball you drink, if he fumbles or scores you chug! — stock up on a bunch of bottles and ice to keep them cold.
Have water and sodas on hand for those who choose not to partake in the drinking festivities.
Serving margaritas is a wonderful idea, but why not liven things up by offering two team related cocktails? Give guests rooting for New York long island iced teas. Offer New England fans glasses of Boston punch. Want these dangerously delicious recipes? Just read more
Starbucks Says No to Breakfast and Cannibalization
Starbucks has been taking baby steps towards improving its business model and image, as proven with their recent $1 short brew testing and their latest announcement that they're getting rid of hot breakfast sandwiches.
Technically chili isn't a soup, but since it's almost Super Bowl Sunday, and chili is a one-pot meal made in a similar process as soup, I had to feature it. My dad discovered this recipe and has been raving about it for a couple of weeks now. Currently it's our favorite chili because its both sweet and spicy at the same time.
Brown sugar adds the sweetness and serrano and jalapeno peppers add the spice. To save time, I used the food processor to chop the vegetables. This recipe does take a few hours for the flavors to meld, so don't wait until the last minute. To see the method behind the chili, read more
Ever since I made potato latkes, I've been seriously craving crisp flat potatoes. This recipe for a salad topped with potato and apple pancakes will definitely satiate my hunger. Endive and green leaf lettuce are tossed with a smooth sour cream dressing. Grated apples, potatoes, and onions are mixed with parsley and bread crumbs to make a flavorful and crunchy pancake. Take a look at the recipe when you read more