Not sure she’s the coolest dog in town, but she’s cute and the Corona makes this photo food blog worthy — It’s Maggie, my sister’s dog fitting-in well with the boys at a recent holiday party.
Happy Thanksgiving to YOU from Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
We’re thankful for great food, drinks, family and friends today and every single day.
Food should be tasty if you’re making it — That’s what I think. Make it tasty.
It is what it is. Get over it and pass the… Turkey, or whatever you prefer. 😉
It’s Thanksgiving savings time — Fall back.
Good thing I didn’t make the Turkey this year, you’d wonder.
We’re thankful to keep nibbling on tidbits of everything and will report on more soon.
Happiness is Being Shelly’s Parents — I secretly added a license plate frame saying that to my parent’s car when I was a kid, hahaha. Happy Mother’s Day Pam B. Flowers for your special day.
And thanks for always turning off the beaters.
Funny Easter Egg ideas by Bailee and Lexi, also known as Kids in the Kitchen here on Nibbles of Tidbits, and my talented Nieces in real life — They decorated each adorable Easter Egg pictured here.
I’m impressed — They’re all so expressive and made us laugh.
If I copy them mine probably won’t turn out as great, but next year I want to try.
The green zombie eggs in the lid of the carton show their support for The Walking Dead, yikes.
Happy Easter to everyone from Nibbles of Tidbits — We’re thankful for this day!
The kid’s inspiration and my copycat comparison shall be posted next year.
A Poop Sandwich goes to the A-Hole that hacked a humble food blog — It’s an appropriate meal for a dumb-shit. You (hacker) accomplished nothing. Yes, I’m unhappy about it, but will move on. Unfortunately, you’re just a hack and deserve no more than today’s Food Blog Hacker Special.
Attention: All Visiting Nibbles of Tidbits (Regulars & New Arrivals) — Please bear with us as we fix a few issues. There’s no danger here. Some links are currently disabled and should be functioning soon. If you’re looking for something and can’t access a link, use the Search Box to find it. It works. Aside from the above, we’ll be publishing a lot more about food in 2015. Reports are revving to go and better Sandwiches (and more), with sides of everything are ahead for the non-hackers.
It’s been too hot to blog, though it’s never too hot to eat. I have a lot to report on — Food in Michigan, most specifically the Pasty, the best restaurant and bar in Puerto Rico, the Anaheim Packing District and its speakeasy, The Blind Rabbit, and more. Check back if interested.
It’s likely we won’t win the 5-Hour Energy Yummification Contest, but we learned a lot trying. The contest closes today, and then it’s our video amongst 400+ other video entries (I think) vying to win $50K, $30K, $10K or $1K. All sound good to me. We each created a Drink Recipe using (1) 5-Hour Energy Drink and a one-minute video preparing it. Our drink, the 5′ N Thrive is simple to make and good tasting, but our video ended up compressed by time and size limits. Overall, it was fun to do and we still hope for the best — Recipe is on the video.
I’m not sure where the baby shower idea and photo (above) originated, but think it’s adorable, thus post it here along with my favorite bridal shower FOOD idea (below).
At Pieology Pizzeria, I can finally get all the Pizza toppings I want without worrying about cost. I usually limit Pizza toppings to 3 max, otherwise it gets expensive. Here it makes sense to have more. For one price — $7.95 — You can have them all if you want. And it’s fast too.
It’s easy — Just go through the assembly line and tell them what you want.
What kind of Sauce? What kind of Cheese? 1/2 and 1/2? Simple? Complex?
It’s all up to you. Want more Pepperoni than generally allotted? You can have it — I like that!
To simplify, you can also choose one of Pieology’s 7 Specialty Pizzas from $6.45 – $7.95.
It’s a nice sized Pizza with a perfectly crisp, thin crust, for one or two people.
A friend of mine works at a movie theater near a Pieology Pizzeria and says many sneak Pieology Pizzas into the theater. I’m not sure how, but it’s done. And he says… it’s the most coveted leftover by those cleaning theaters — Some like it so much, they’ll eat a stranger’s last slices if they’re left in the theater. Yikes! I surely wouldn’t do that (hahaha), but it goes to show how good it must be, or theater employees need to eat before going to work.
Well… I wouldn’t yell at my husband if he did this — I’d just make fun of him.
Bananas in the HOUSE indeed — See them? It’s not always clear. I see Matt, and I see… 😉 .
How to contribute to Thanksgiving — Make this Turkey Vegetable Platter for your family and/or friends. One friend is making this for her family on Thanksgiving and she’s going to send us a photo when it’s done. We’ll be posting it here in an update. That ain’t no jive.
I hope Julia doesn’t mean if… something is dropped on the floor and/or not washed!?! 😉
Early posts can be viewed at the J. Paul Getty and elsewhere — Fruit and Fish were popular.
“You’ve got to try the Combo Salad at Ho Sum Bistro” I’ve heard (and read) over and over. It’s like… “You’ve got to see the baby” on Seinfeld — Well, I finally tried it aka saw the baby, and it’s not breathtaking. In real world terms, it’s okay, better than the TV reference.
The Combo Salad is the Ho Sum Chicken Salad (Roasted and shredded Chicken Breast with Lettuce and Red Ginger Dressing) and the Sesame Seed Chicken Salad (Romaine Lettuce tossed with Sesame Seeds, Almonds, shredded Chicken and a Sesame Oil and Vinegar Dressing) combined. It’s good, but next time I’d try a few Dim Sum dishes I saw on the menu.
It’s a lot of Salad. Pictured is the 1/2 Combo Salad to go — Two can share it.
What would you do for a Klondike Bar? Uh, how about just buy one if you want it?!
The OC Fair has left the county with a few FOOD stats to report — After the last pickle was wrapped in Bacon, Corn Dog deep-fried, piglet petted, carnival plush won and concertgoer rocked, 1,374,579 Fair-goers had heeded the OC Fair’s invitation to “Come & Get It” in 2013.
For the 2013 season, which ran from July 12-August 11, the OC Fair saw its second highest attendance. Plus the Pacific Amphitheatre saw its top-grossing summer concert series which included 11 sold-out concerts. Here are more fun facts about the 2013 OC Fair:
Food at the 2013 OC Fair:
- Chicken Charlie used 7,500 gallons of vegetable oil to fry up 24,000 Bacon-Wrapped Pickles, 100,000 Deep-Fried Oreos, and other wild concoctions like 25,000 balls of his top-selling Deep-Fried Cookie Dough.
- Biggy’s Meat Market sold nearly 2,000 Big Chics on a Stick and 4,500 The Big Ribs, and used 13,500 pounds of potatoes for orders of giant Curley Frys.
- Bacon A-Fair used 20,000 pounds of bacon around turkey legs, inside chocolate, wrapped around cheesy bombs or sprinkled around chocolate peanut butter bananas.
- Tasti Chips used 23.75 tons of potatoes and 690 gallons of cheese sauce.
- Juicy’s sold more than 75,000 smoked turkey legs and used 300 gallons of ketchup and 250 gallons of mustard.
Source: Partial Press Release from the OC Fair & Event Center and Photo Credit.