Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pan-Roasted Radishes

 Do you guys remember Fraggle Rock? Man, I loved that show as a kid! Little radish-munching-communist-puppets embarking on adventures. What's not to love?

  I've been thinking about that show- which happens to be having its 30 year anniversary- lately because like my little fraggle friends I've been on a crazy radish kick. I have discovered the joy of a cooked radish. Yum.

   See, I never realized you could cook these little root vegetables up and completely transform their flavor. Cooking them takes a little of the bite away and you end up with a something almost like a potato with a kick. I'm hooked.

 This couldn't be easier. Just wash up and trim your radishes. Quarter them and season them up with a little S&P and nutmeg(I don't know why- I just like it in there) Cook those babies until they are just fork tender.

 I had mine on the side with a little broccoli and a grilled chicken breast. I am loving using the grill again- thank you summer!

While eating be sure to check for any Fraggles! :D

Pan-Roasted Radishes


  • 1-2 bunches of radishes
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Pinch of fresh nutmeg

Wash and trim away the greens of the radishes. Cut into quarters or halves depending on size. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the radishes and garlic. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and a bit of nutmeg. Cook, stirring occasionally until just fork tender- about 10 minutes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Road Trip!

 It sure feels good to be back! Any regular followers may have noticed I've been MIA for a few weeks now, but that is only because I took a nice 2 week long vacation! That's right I packed up the kids and the husband and we drove over 1300 miles to Sarasota, Florida. 

   We had an awesome time on our trip! Within those two weeks we were in 7 different states. We saw amazing mountains (being an OKIE I will always be easily impressed by any type of terrain other than flat) and swam in the ocean. I just uploaded 383 pictures from the trip and I still don't think I fully captured the adventure.

   Now, in all my planning and crazy lady ideas I had every intention to do a post all about the great places we ate along the way......but then my sweet heart of a son deleted all the pictures I took on the first 4 days and that idea went out the window! 

  I will say- we ate at a great place in Franklin, Tennessee called Pucketts. I took some great pics(which were erased) of the Fried Green Tomato BLT I ate. Even though I didn't end up with the pictures I still have to mention it. Because it was delicious! The perfect thing you want to eat in a place like Tennessee. Even the beer came served up in a mason jar. Loved it.

Once we got to Florida I knew for sure I wanted to check out a place I had seen on the travel channel. Munchies 420 Cafe. The concept is awesome- open from 4:20 pm until 4:20 am, they serve up the best munchies and what I think of as "drunk food". The prices are great, the food is fantastic and they even deliver. I wish we had a place like this in OKC- maybe I'll just have to open one!

    We knew that if we were going to eat there this one time we were going to do it right. We went right for the "Fat" Sandwiches. Holy crap. 
Here's what I ordered:

    The fat momma- A pizza philly(philly steak with mushrooms, onions, and peppers) topped with marinara and mozzarella then topped with chicken tenders, spuds(potato wedges), and fried mozzarella sticks. You might be thinking- WTF- Fried mozz on a sandwich?  You bet your ass fried mozz on a sandwich. And it was delicious. Others in our group had things similar- such as a burger topped with mac n' cheese and a ton of other fried goodies, and a chicken tender sandwich covered in melted cheese sauce. I ate half of mine....later when I thought I was ready for the other half I devoured it and then cried around for an hour at the pain in my belly....... but it was worth it.


Our friend Colton seemed happy about his Fat Sandy, and check out the dude in the back- he seems pretty happy about it too! While we were eating people in line kept coming over looking at all our food and going crazy, it was so funny.

I kept staring at C.W's Fat Mike, and he let me have a bite! Remember this is only half of the sandwich, which my husband ate all of in one sitting! 

We had so much fun in Florida, eating, beaching, and relaxing together as a family!

This is at Siesta Beach, the most beautiful beach I have ever been on!

                                                               The Boys loved the beach!

We also payed a visit to the Nokomis Orange Grove, which serves up ice cream all summer long. It was so good! E-man here has the pineapple and orange twist. There were several citrusy flavors including orange and vanilla (which I had) and chocolate and lime (which I'll try on our next visit).

On our last day we made frozen mango margaritas with mangoes picked fresh from a mango tree. They were delish!

And here is the reason I only have one restaurant to blog about! We stayed with family friends who cooked great food during our stay! Thanks again to the Parrett family for having us!

Now that I'm home and mostly unpacked- which I'm really bad about..... I am back in the kitchen and whipping up some good stuff. So check back in the next few weeks!