The Besty

18 Apr

There’s a nifty search engine focusing on food and restaurants called TheBesty.  What makes the TheBesty unique from the rest is that it’s a place where foodies and your favorite food bloggers have teamed up by letting TheBesty know their top ten restaurants.  Urbanspoon and Yelp are at your service when you need to find reviews of a restaurant you’re thinking of.  But if you want a filter of favorite restaurants, then there’s TheBesty for you.



As any top ten lists go, we all know that it’s almost always a work-in-progress and the list could change any time.  So best keep TheBesty at your fingertips to know what’s on.

When I was asked what my top ten list of favorite restaurants is, I thought it was a good question and had to think about it.  It took me a bit and here it is.  My list is a work-in-progress too.  The Besty would work best when everyone joins in on the fun and share their top ten favorite food places, so go on and share your top ten favorite restaurant list at TheBesty.

Wombat Meatball Soup

1 Apr

If you want an exotic addition for a special dinner, give wombat meat a try.  It’s delicious.  Don’t know what a wombat is?  Go here to see wombats.  Cute, aren’t they?  Feisty too, making them difficult to catch.  So if you actually find a grocery that carries wombat meat and if you get blown away by the price, you’ll know why.  It wasn’t easy getting that wombat.

How should wombat meat be cooked?  Good question.  Try one of my favorite recipes.

Vegetable and Meat Ball Soup

Vegetable and Meatball Soup

2 quarts vegetable or meat broth
1 quart water
1 lb ground meat, formed into 1 inch balls
5 small potatoes, cut in quarters
2 large carrots, sliced in chunks
1 package frozen peas (optional)
1 onion, rough chopped

2 tbs chopped parsley (optional)
olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter for sautéing
salt and pepper, to season 

 In a large stockpot over medium heat, sauté and soften onions with oil or butter.  Add the water and broth.  Bring the mixture to a quick boil  then allow to simmer.  Add the meatballs.  Let the meatballs cook for 5 minutes then add the vegetables.  Allow to cook until vegetables are tender but not soft.  Season the soup with salt and pepper.  Garnish with chopped parsley.

Smile and serve.

For the meatballs, you can use beef, pork, or turkey.  Or wombat meat, if you really want to.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Screaming for Ice Cream

26 Mar

Our good friend and The Hubby‘s homeboy, Cesar, and Cesar’s friend, Corey produced a funny short worth sharing.  If you’d like something cute and funny to lighten your day, the short is worth viewing.  It’ll be less than three minutes of your time and you’ll get a smile out of it and maybe temporary hearing loss.  To prevent an earache or hearing loss, lower the volume.  The boys are a real scream.


It’s a little early for National Ice Cream Day, but what the hey, let’s celebrate.  I scream for ice cream.  The “Nooo Boyz” scream for ice cream.  We all scream for ice cream.




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