The Consolation Potato

Bevin was having trouble letting go of vacation, so we tried out a new BBQ place near work.

She chose the food and picked it up on the way home. Here’s the side I got:

Yes, that’s a sweet potato with toasted marshmallow.

I didn’t even know this was a THING. It may not be cruise level decadence, but I’ll take it, and I’ll probably go back!

Also the BBQ was tasty, but it’s Texas so that’s kind of a given.

Today I went to Costco and bought vegetables. Time to get back to eating normally. (I did get sweet potatoes though, so hmmm…)

Handwichery!

We were recently linked to this YouTube video, describing re-creating a Disney menu item of the future past, The Handwich!

So when I came into the kitchen this morning and found this, I became extremely worried:

So, handwich. If you didn’t watch the video, I think you can guess. Sandwich, but in a cone shape, so it can be held in one hand. When this was discussed in our group chat, alternatives (such as our local Bread Zeppelin) were roundly poo-poo’d because they “weren’t Disney enough”. So Bevin decided to go all-in.

4 Handwiches on a plate
Of course 1 wasn’t enough.

So, for all your “oh my god we’re on vacation and I ate all that I’m going to dieeeeeee” pleasure, here we have 4 totally unique handwiches.

The bread is Japanese Hokkaido milk bread, so it’s quite soft and fluffy. As far as ingredients go, from left to right we have:

  • Egg, Bacon, Mushroom, Cheese
    A breakfast delight! Why have your scramble with toast when you could have it in the bread instead?
  • Mac’n’Cheese’n’Bacon
    The best Kraft has to offer, with delicious thick-cut bacon bits. Yes, it could be handmade mac’n’cheese, but the blue-box Kraft hits the nostalgia button better.
  • Garlic black-truffle Chicken Tika Masala
    Yeah, there’s no India exhibition in EPCOT. If there were, this would probably not be welcome there. It is, however, quite delicious.
  • Philly Cheese Steak (Roast Beef, green pepper, grilled onions, and cheese.)
    May not be quite as authentic as it possibly could be, since it uses American cheese instead of cheese whiz, but I outright refused to buy Cheese Whiz.

They all turned out quite good. Maybe not pure Disney, but definitely extravagant!

The method of construction could be optimized. Unfortunately wrapping from the bottom and lying them on a pan creates a flat side, as well as causes the dough to slump to the bottom of the cone, creating a rather large bready bit at the end of your sandwich experience. Because the bread is nice and fluffy and sweet it’s almost like a dessert bread at the end though. (Perhaps this could be incorporated into the design, hmmm..) Bevin’s already planning how to make a steel cone with the pointy end up to wrap the bread around and bake to prevent this problems though.

leftover bready bites
Sweet bread! No, actually it’s a sweet bread. Looks sweet too though!

In short, please be thoughtful when sending Bevin random crazy cooking YouTube videos, she just might be insane enough to do it.

Filbert arrives in style!

Heard some rumbling outside, it must be that time!

That looks promising! Yep, there’s Filbert hanging out on the tail there! You can also see the tiny American flag I bought for a dollar at home depot. Probably best to be patriotic in these parts, but really I bought it to make it look a bit more like our house was occupied and not potentially for sale still.

There’s our Filbert, hanging out on the tail there. Looks good so far, pretty dang dirty though so will need a good cleaning to be sure.

Sadly arrival was just 10 minutes too late to make it to the car spa. So Filbert gets cleaned tomorrow and then we’ll be extra certain there are no issues from transit.

The guy who drove the truck with Filbert onboard makes the trip twice a month, Portland to Dallas/Austin/Houston and then back home. Lots of miles on the road, but he really likes the company and has been doing it for 7 years. Nice to know the relo company found good companies for us, I have no complaints about that, so far, even if dealing with the relocation company itself is a bit laborious sometimes.

Grabbing some sushi for dinner.

Was not expecting to find soy sauce in this packaging. Very amused.

Back at home the refrigerator has completed it’s 24 Hour chill-down cycle. Tomorrow: grocery shopping?

Hobo lunch.

As homeless Hobos are want to do, we are having chicken and waffles and mac’n’cheese for lunch.

Closing on the house is in 45 minutes, so if all goes well we won’t be homeless anymore in about 3 hours. I’m undecided if I’ll miss the hobo lifestyle or not. It’s a bit hot for riding in a boxcar though, so I guess…

Texas… Waffle?

I’ve heard of Texas Toast, but this is a new development.

But wait, there’s more!

Bevin, as usual, is indecisive about her toppings.

Dangit, why’d we have to be in the syrup swamp? I could stand to adventure across the great Nutella plains and strawberry mountains.

Pretty sure there’s a movie idea in here.