Eating Breckenridge Part 2

Heyyyy!! So I forgot to post last week. So I apologize to all my billions of fans. I know you were checking every 10 minutes all day. Well, I’m sorry. Now it’s time for Breckenridge part 2.

We hit the slopes bright and early, if getting out there at 10 in the morning is considered early. We decide to start off the day with a little bit of an extremely overpriced meal. So we grab a bite at a place called Ten Mile Station. It was so, so, not too bad but hey you pay to eat on the mountain. I think I got a vegetarian calzone. It he spinach on it. Yeah, nothing special.

Enough of that. During the evening we decided to grab a bite to eat at a place called South Ridge Seafood Grill. It was amazing!

When we arrived we did not have a reservation. Luckily there was room at the bar and we all ate there. I will begin by saying that the bartender that took care of us was amazing. Probably the best service ever. No doubt. The food was equally amazing.

For an appetizer we got some sort of tuna dip with pita bread. Bombin. Very fishy tasting… But it’s tuna dip it’a supposed to be fishy. We had another appetizer but… Yeah I don’t remember. It’s been a few weeks. I’m sure I will remember right after I finish this post.

Main course equals lamb meatballs! What? Yeah. You want them. I want them. Everybody wants them. They came with this stuff called polenta. I had never had it before but it was good. Supposedly it’s like grits. I know I probably sound like an idiot because I have a food blog and don’t even know what food I was eating. Lamb meatballs. That’s all you need to know.

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If you want to know exactly what it is then check out the menu on the link above.

Dessert was some homemade espresso cake thing. I totally should have not procrastinated on this blog post. I would actually be able to remember what I ate. I do remember it was crazy good. It was pretty much like a mousse cake or flour less chocolate cake with an espresso anglaise. Yes if they have it I would recommend it. Just eat it like a cake cannibal. Make a mess. So what it’s a nice restaurant. Eat messy.

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No, I did not proofread this.

A list!!!!! It’s a List!!!

Here is a list of 10 random food things. Yeah this is the blog for the week!

1. Anthony Bourdain’s television shows are the best food and travel shows. No doubt.

2. I ate a ton of food 3 hours ago, I’m starving again.

3. I want you to feed me.

4. My mom makes awesome chocolate chip cookies.

5. I love the 30th Anniversary cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. I haven’t eaten one in forever.

6. The Cheesecake Factory fails at making anything except cheesecake.

7. I eat at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop too much. Oh wait, that’s impossible.

8. I haven’t baked in about 2 weeks.

9. We ate huge steaks tonight for my dad’s birthday. I’m not messing around, they were thick. They were amazing.

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10. The best food blog in the world was a day late this week.

11. I know I said 10 but I’m doing 11. I really want to make another cannoli tart!! So bad!!

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Until next week.

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Happy March!!

As it turns out, I don’t know what to write about this week! Dang it! I actually forgot that I had to craft some words for foodtrash until late this afternoon. Actually I ate a really scrumptious brunch last Sunday and I was planning on writing about that… but… I apparently didn’t take any pictures. Dang! I will still write about it I assume! I’ll just be sure to throw some other pictures in here!

So this brunch. Was so good. Like. Amazing. If you have never been to Smoke on Cherry Street (that’s the name of the restaurant) then you should make it a priority! I have not been there for dinner, but they have this Sunday brunch, and well you know, I’ve been there for that.

Now for this brunch I had a tough time deciding what to order. Biscuits and gravy with eggs and ranch potatoes or chicken fried pork loin covered in gravy with eggs and ranch potatoes. Ok, guess what I ordered!… Chicken fried pork loin, scrambled eggs, and ranch potatoes. Can I just say I wish someone was spoon feeding me that goodness right now. The chicken fried pork loin = perfectly fried, and the gravy that it was elegantly smothered in was so incredible!! Eggs… Well they were scrambled, but good. I mean, they’re eggs… And the potatoes, kinda spicy and served with a little bit of ketchup on the side. Idk what kind of ketchup it was, but it was not any that I had enjoyed before… And it was great!!

I was literally in awe of the food I was devouring!! I went animal on that brunch! They should have slapped a collar and a muzzle on me!

Moral of the story, go to Smoke for their Sunday brunch. I’m sure their lunch and dinner is good as well.

On another note, my girlfriend and I went to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory here in Stillwater. We got us some good chocolate creations!!

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Chocolate covered Strawberry, dark chocolate covered pretzel, Irish cream truffle, milk chocolate truffle, and a cherry bomb!! That trip was well worth it! I love chocolate!!! Love it! Like want to pour it in my eyes I love it so much!

Well that’s all for this week! Until next Friday!

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Oh yeah, Happy March!

Love, Love, Love! The Day of Love That So Many Hate!… But I Love It!

Alas! Yesterday was the day of love!! Yes, I love valentines day! It’s such a fantastic day!! What better way to celebrate romance with a dump truck load of chocolate!! Yes, chocolate! It’s probably one of the greatest accomplishments of the human race!!

So, it came time to figure out what edible creation to present to my wonderful girlfriend!! Of course, she needed chocolate. What would a holiday be without chocolate!!!! Well, I decided to create some chocolate truffles!! I may be biased, but they are amazing!! How about a picture?

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Yup, they are covered in sprinkles. I wanted pink and red sprinkles but I couldn’t find any 😦 oh well! I think they look super happy!!

These puppies were a mess to make though. I’m not going to tell you what the mess made me think of… But it was gross! Oh well, the taste was with the clean up. Did I mention I hate cleaning up! Hate it. Probably one of my least favorite things to do. Ever. But these truffles were worth it. I only ate two of then though. I had to taste test them you know. They passed the test.

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Oh yeah, I have to say something about the restaurant we enjoyed dinner at. Brooklyn’s in Stillwater. I would say, next to The Ranchers Club, that Brooklyn’s is the best restaurant in Stillwater. Considering the fact that it is significantly cheaper than The Ranchers Club (it is not a cheap restaurant though, I’d say it’s reasonable though) this place is a gem for Stillwater. I love it. I got the chicken and waffles. It was the first time I have ever had chicken waffles and it was soooo scrumptious. My girlfriend got the chicken fried steak and I do believe it is the best chicken fried steak I have ever eaten!! On top
of that, the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans were super duper as well!! Did I mention we got fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Yeah, fried green tomatoes that were fried in a cornmeal batter. Yum. Then the wonderful people of Brooklyn’s gave us complementary chocolate dipped strawberries. LOVE chocolate dipped strawberries!! It made for a wonderful Valentines Day dinner!!! Absolutely wonderful!!

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Oh yeah, not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was mine and my wonderful girlfriend’s three year anniversary!! Happy three years G!

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Oh Sweet Chariot!! It’s a Cannoli Tart!!

Looks like it’s that time of week again! foodtrash time!! So, last week I wrote about these delicious cookies from the blog How Sweet It Is. Yes those cookies were good. So good that they should probably have their own religion. Now, since that cookie recipe was such a success, I do believe that I am obsessed with How Sweet It Is. So much so that I am writing this week about another recipe I took from them, that they took from somebody else! Does that make sense?? Well what did I make you ask? Did you ask that? No. Well lets pretend you did. Ready to have your mind blown? Ok well here goes nothing!

BAM!! Cannoli Tart!!!

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Yeah, this was soo freaking good and easy to make!! Here is the recipe for those of you that want to give this beauty a try.

Don’t be scared, this is literally so easy to make that I couldn’t screw it up! Of course, leave it to me to totally forget to take pictures of the process until my girlfriend reminded me!! Luckily, I did get some pictures, so let your mind go on a journey to fantasy land via your eyes.

Mixing up the heart of the cannoli tart!!

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Oh yeah doesn’t that look aaaahhhhhmmmmmaaaaaazzzzziiinnngggg!! Chocolate chips!!!

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Yeah, so I suppose I’m not really the best at making pie crust…

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What you don’t see is how I forgot to put the nonstick spray on the pie plate… Basically I had to take the pie crust out, then spray the nonstick spray on the plate, then reform the crust and put it back in. Oh and did I mention that I kind of broke the crust and dropped some on the floor. No worries though, 2 minute rule! I’m kidding! I threw the part away that fell on the floor!! Want more pictures?? Ok!

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Yes, you should whip this up and shove it deep down that throat of yours! I loved it, but of course I love cannolis. Even if you hate cannolis you should eat it.

Oh and here is an awesome fire I made! Me man! Me make cannoli tart and FIRE!!!

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Travel Eats – Branson

Traveling over the Holidays!! It’s great!! My family decided to take a short trip to Branson, Missouri. We left the day after Christmas, and we are on the way back as I type this. It has been a pretty good trip – good food, shows, lights, and family time. However, I am gonna be writing about the food. Because food is what this blog is all about!

So, it’s only fair to start with our first stop – Lambert’s Cafe!! It’s the home of the throwed rolls!! 20121228-132555.jpg20121228-132609.jpg20121228-132628.jpg
About 10 years ago I saw this place on the Travel Channel’s “Best Places to Pig Out”. It was number one and I can assure, it produced in me a desire to PIG OUT!! Probably a year or two later, we were on the road to Branson and I saw a sign for Lambert’s Cafe! It was not the original (there are three Lambert’s in the United States), but the food and experience was amazing!!

I had eaten at Lambert’s three times before we stopped there this trip – twice at the Ozark location and once in Foley, Alabama. Every time, it was delicious!! However be warned, the wait can get long! We had to wait probably between and one and two hours for a table those three times we went! This time, however, we were seated almost immediately!

So, Lambert’s Cafe, what is it like you ask? Well, it’s good, down home, country cooking! Plus, they throw rolls at you! The only other place you can find that many rolls flying through the air is on a trampoline at a fat camp! The only difference – these rolls are for eating, not from eating!! They are scrumptious rolls! Good sized and great with butter and honey!20121228-133856.jpg
That roll was probably being digested less than a second after that picture was taken!! Not only are the rolls great, but they have a lot of different sides that they call “pass arounds”. You can get as many of these as you want! For an appetizer, you can down some fried okra! Ain’t nothing quite like some fried okra! 20121228-134147.jpg
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Chicken fried steak!! You know what it is!! So good!! I get it every time!! It’s so good and so much food!! I got the large size (16 oz)!! Why? I have no clue! I couldn’t finish it all!! Close, but no cigar!! I left that place on the verge of exploding!! Lambert’s Cafe, eat there!!

So, if that wasn’t enough food to kill me, then this next meal sure came close! Billy Gail’s Cafe!! This place was our breakfast on Thursday, the day after eating at Lambert’s. Once again, this place tries to murder you with their portion sizes!! Pancakes bigger than the plates!! I got the sloppy biscuit – it was sloppy!! Of course, I love it sloppy! The sloppy biscuit is a biscuit covered with egg, sausage, and gravy, with a little bit of hash browns on the side!

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20121228-135607.jpg All of this was too much for my poor belly!! Do I regret eating it all? Noooo way!

Billy Gail’s was an awesome restaurant! If having great food in large portions isn’t enough, the staff is super friendly and Gail (the owner of the restaurant) runs the cash register!! This small little unassuming country cafe is a place you have to visit while you’re in Branson!!

After eating at Billy Gail’s we took a trip to Silver Dollar City!! So many lights!! It was awesome!! This amusement park is styled like an old mining town and during the Christmas season is COVERED in lights!!! It’s incredible!! Unfortunately, it was too cold so the rides were closed, but there was plenty of activity going on anyways!! So, what did we eat? How about this skillet cooked combo called the family feud! It was a collage of skillet cooked corn, okra, chicken, onions, and peppers!! It was scrumptious!! What was really cool about it was watching them cook it on the big skillets! Well, they the don’t do anything special while cooking it, but I still liked watching! And the smell!! Oh the smell!! Then, to end off the night we stopped by the candy shop in Silver Dollar City and picked up some homemade turtles and peanut butter cups. I also had to get a dark chocolate sea salt truffle!! I haven’t eaten that yet, but the turtles were sooooo good! Unfortunately, my phone died and I didn’t get any pictures 😦 oh well!!

So, last but not least, today, we decided to eat at a diner in a cute little shopping center. This diner goes by the name Mel’s Hard Luck Diner. At this old fashioned soda shop/ diner you will be waited on by entertainers!! Not only do the waiters/waitresses serve you food, but they sing too!! That’s right, singing waitresses!! It’s awesome!! We started off the meal with onion rings and jalapeño poppers! Both of these were pretty good! Then I decided to enjoy the singing of the wait staff while drinking a chocolate shake and eating a hard luck burger!

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20121228-140506.jpg The shake was great! I would recommend sharing it with somebody! They give you enough to fill about two and a half of those frosted glasses! If anybody really knows me, then they know I LOVE all things ice cream!! So of course, I was in heaven attempting to gulp that shake down (it was super thick though. Good thing I love it thick!)!! The shake was great, but the burger was just ehh. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but there are definitely places with better burgers for less money! Also, don’t expect it to be the cheapest! It’s not too ridiculously priced or anything, just not as cheap as normal diner food. But what can I say, normal diners don’t have singing staff!!!

Overall it was a great trip!! Great food and I would definitely recommend taking a trip to Branson and trying every single one of these places!! Stuff yourself! As the menu at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner says “calories don’t count on vacation. Order the big one”! Well, I couldn’t agree more! Unless you are always on vacation!! In that case control yourself!! Pshh, did I just say “control yourself”? What am I talking about?? PIG OUT!!

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Fantasy Fudge!!!

NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I had been writing this blog post on my phone and I accidentally DELETED IT!!!! NNNNOOOOOOO!!!!! AGGGHHHHHHHH!!

Ok, I’m over it. Now lets redo this jazz. Fantasy Fudge!! Ok, ok, I know that in the last (and first) blog post I made I said that the next post would be about the history of food… Well! Surprise!!! I lied!! It’s about fudge!! Actually I more or less just changed my mind. I can do that though because I run this thing. Ain’t got no rules!! But I guess I will let you in on a wee bit of history – Fantasy Fudge has been around for a while. How’s that for history? You’re welcome.

So, lets get down for business! It’s about Christmas time!! Today is the 21st of December, that means Christmas is about a 4 days away. This is extremely exciting for me! If anyone loves Christmas, I love Christmas!!! So it’s only fitting to cook up something holiday style. For that we (my girlfriend and I) chose Fantasy Fudge.

Now it’s time to fantasize!! Close your eyes as you read this and imagine the silky, smooth, and sweet fudge slowly melting in the moist, warm, and tempting hallows of your body. Also known as your mouth. Ok, open your eyes!! If that doesn’t get you drooling then somebody needs to LOCK YOU UP!! Cuz you CRAZY!! So get drooling!!

Now that your sweet tooth is as wet as New Orleans after Katrina it’s time to let you in on how to cook this bad boy fudge. You could just google it, or look on the back of JET PUFFED Marshmallow Creme. But we used this recipe. It’s slightly different, but I doubt the taste would vary by much. Just be warned, DON’T and I repeat DON’T use condensed milk. That would cause your fudge to deceive you!! It may look like it’s turning out alright, but it’s just a trick.

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You will see that and go “oh! It looks great!” And you will touch your finger to the burning hot mixture and suffer a burn just to taste the amazing concoction before you and… It will taste AMAZING!!!!! But when you finish boiling it then BAM!! It stabs you in the back and looks like this!!!

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And you will be oblivious like me and think “ahh it’s supposed to look like that!! You just have to mix it around more and it will look like fudge! It will taste great!” And someone who is not me (my girlfriend) will say “that’s NOT how it is supposed to look! It will taste nasty! We messed it up!” And you won’t believe her and will taste it anyways and… It will taste NASTY!!! Don’t do it!! It is not the same as the fudge in your fantasy!!!

Just avoid all that trouble all together and use evaporated milk (but don’t think about drinking the evaporated milk) and it will turn out much more like your fantasy!

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And viola! You will just want to put it in your mouth!!!

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As you can see, I decided to put walnuts on half of the top of the fudge because I love walnuts, but not everyone wants nuts on their fudge. Hence, I only nutted half of it. Also, we used real butter instead of margarine.

Anyways, try to make some of this yourself! And if you have any other fudge recipes worth fantasizing over, then shoot ’em my way! Keep an eye out for the next post coming up soon! Meanwhile, follow foodtrash on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and all that stuff. Have a merry Christmas and happy eating!

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