This kick is not what one would call a shocker since these are three things I'm hardly likely to turn down ever, but lately - I don't know if it's the weather, or hormones run amok, or something got disconnected in my tastebud region - but I'm non-stop craving rich, complex, deep, bold.
Flavors that linger on the palate and stick in the brain.
Whatever it is, I keep going back for more of the big three.
(As someone who was a vegetarian for half her life, the red meat thing is weird but I'm just going with it).
So I thought for this post that I would do a round-up of some recipes featuring my latest food crushes.
- We use this recipe more as an inspiration than rules to follow, but there's really no wrong way to big steak salad. (Pioneer Woman)
- These braised beef short ribs are holy cow (no pun intended!) so freaking good and you will want to lick the walls while they are cooking because oh my god. (Smitten Kitchen)
- After the amazing meatloaf sandwich I had in Boston, I'm ready to work on making my own. (Not Eating Out in NY)
- There's a restaurant up the block from our apartment that has the most amazing French Dip sandwiches. Throw some caramelized onions and melted cheddar on this one and I think it comes pretty close. (Not Eating Out in NY)
- I usually prefer my red wine in a glass, but this recipe for drunken spaghetti sounds too good not to give it a try. (Serious Eats)
- This red wine chocolate cake scratches two of my three itches. Good enough for me. (Smitten Kitchen)
- I don't know if this is the best chocolate sheet cake ever, but it was the best chocolate sheet cake served in my house the night that I made it, and there were no complaints. (Pioneer Woman)
- I've never tried this one, but I can't imagine anything wrong with a one-bowl sour cream chocolate cake. (5 second rule)
- Chocolate mousse in five minutes with two ingredients sounds too good to be true. (Cafe Fernando)
That should keep us busy for awhile. Enjoy your weekend! Hope it's delicious.