July 2 – Let’s Eat! – Jalapeno Cheese Brats

Jalapeno Cheese Brats from Stittsworth's Nymore Food Mart
Jalapeno Cheese Brats from Stittsworth's Nymore Food Mart (iPhone Photo)
On July 2, I decided to stop in to Stittsworth's Nymore Food Mart, a local meat mart that is just a few blocks from my house. I have friends that have had high reviews of Stittsworth's brats, so I decided to try them for myself. I do enjoy some flavor to my food, so I decided to go for the Jalapeno Cheese Brats. I grilled them on a medium heat on the grill until they had nice grill marks and were starting to burst (I'd rather have them burst on the grill than in my mouth when I take my first bite.) I sprinkled a little extra shredded cheese on the top and added a small amount of ketchup. I enjoyed the fact that there where full slices of jalapeno (the full diameter of the pepper, but in quarter inch thick slices.) The cost was a little more than I would plan on paying for lots of brats, but for feeding just myself, they were priced fairly. It was about $10 for six brats.

July 1 – Let’s Eat! – Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana - Based on the Olive Garden's famous soup!
Zuppa Toscana - Based on the Olive Garden's famous soup!
For the month of July, I am focusing on improving my cooking and baking skills! This is a really fun one, because I love good food, and this gives me an excuse to eat really well. On July 1 I was able to go over to some friend's apartment and make them a wonderful soup, based on the Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana. It was a great time of hanging out and eating together. I think that the social aspect of cooking is one of my favorite parts... I love hanging out with people, and everyone (that I know) loves eating! So what a better way to spend an evening than cooking for friends and getting to know them better! Continue reading July 1 – Let’s Eat! – Zuppa Toscana