Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Snackin'

I love snacks.
If I could eat snacks for all my meals I would be one happy camper.
Since I don't follow NFL football I am using the Super Bowl as a perfect excuse to eat lots of snacks and experiment with some recipes I have yet to try. First up is roasted grapes. I got the idea for this at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. They serve roasted grapes as an accompaniment to the cheeseboard and I figured I could re-create them at home. I used small, seedless red grapes and tossed them with a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and roasted them at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes. Voila! I posted a picture below and although they aren't pretty, they are sweet and tangy and will pair well with the cheese I am using.

Next, I have a Boston Butt in the oven and will be using it to make Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with Coleslaw.


  1. Have you considered auditioning for Top Chef? It seems like it would be a perfect marriage of your foodie side and your reality tv side.
    The grapes sound delish :)


  2. Fascinating! I'm particularly interested in your insights on the pairing of chocolate and peanut butter.


  3. Will you be posting your recipes on this site?

  4. Is there jicama in your slaw?

  5. No, just a bagged slaw mix with fresh chopped red and green peppers.

  6. The chicken dish was incredibly good and incredibly fast. As I looked at the clock I noticed I had less than an hour to get ready for work. I just told Coco that I would eat a fat free bologna sandwich on my weight watchers pita(not too appetizing). Before I could even got the Oscar Meyer pack out of the fridge, Coco swung into action. 40 minutes later as I was ready to walk out to my truck to go to work I was pleasantly surprised with a home cooked, nutrtious, delicious and yes, still within my weight watcher point scale meal. A few minutes in the microwave at work and I was enjoying the chicken and rice with carrots as my co-workers and very sloppy looking beans and franks from the cafeteria. Thanks again Coco!