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Summer fun, it's a tad cliche sure but does it really matter? I mean it really fits, it's summer and we're having fun...so there. So what's making this summer so much fun, you ask? Well food, duh! Food tends to bring out the best in us, it unifies cultures, strangers, and even enemies (not saying food will bring world peace...but what if it did...oh man, I'm going off on a tangent in my own mind...end parenthesis) Phew! ANYWAYS, we decided to stick to the classics this summer, there is are so many chefs and bloggers exploring new concepts and recipes that we just decided to stick to the classics. Now don't get me wrong, we explore all sorts of new concepts and recipes in our laboratory/kitchen but I wanted to stick with traditional fare...at least for right now.
Well I guess it's time for the num num's, that is what y'all have been waiting for after-all. I guess I'll start with desert no wait it's dessert...hold please (googling),,,ok yea it's dessert (my teacher wife is going to kill me). Lindsay loves dessert, it's pretty much her favorite thing short of our dogs, our parents, and myself...probably in that order to, j/k hunny :). So I made a traditional root-beer float and man was it good! It was totally random too, we are at bible baseball at our church DCC in our little ol' town of Newberry, FL and it hit me! A rush of memories from the days of yesteryear, I remember winning our little league pennant and my mom taking me to Father and Son's Pizza in Chicago and treating me to a float. I left church knowing one thing, I needed a float and I needed one bad! So I grabbed some mug root-beer from the gas station and came home on the double. Grabbed two mason jars, some Breyers Vanilla Bean ice cream, and my newly acquired Mug's and went to town! Two scoops of ice cream per 20oz of root-beer = perfection!
Of course this isn't the only dessert we've made thus far into this wonderful summer. We also made some fun patriotic nummies that we're absolutely delicious and ridiculously simple. Lindsay made some Dipped Pretzel Rods and Dipped S'mores Oreo's...I'm having a sudden Homer Simpson episode....mmmm S'mores Oreo's (definitely made the face and sounds to go along with it). These were such a great idea that we decided to make a video about it. Oh yea, did I mention we have a YouTube channel, no??!?? Well we have a YouTube channel and it's awesome! It's one of the many projects we undertook this summer. I'll post the video of Lindsay making these gems and I suggest checking it out! OMG...look there's the video below!!! Hmmm....I really wanted to use a downward facing arrow just now not sure that I can...hmmm...
So look, here's the deal. I don't know how long blog posts are supposed to be but I told you I'd write about the food we've made and by thunder I will! If this runs long my conventional standards then you have my dearest apologies but I must insist you continue reading :p. So anyways back to the story, I was at the store the other day and I saw this amazing rack. I mean the kind you take home to momma. C'mon guys! Get your mind out of the gutter! I'm talking about ribs, which is exactly what I made for dinner. Grilling is to summer as Christmas is to winter, as Mountain Dew is to gamers, as knick is to knack, ok I'll stop. With that being said ribs and grilling go hand in hand. I mean sure, burgers, hot dogs, steak, all those do as well but there is something special about ribs. Maybe it's my inner neanderthal coming out ala Fred Flinstone. Humph, should of named these ribs Yabba-Dabba-Do Ribs, sorry got side-tracked. So yea I love grilling ribs, I know a lot of people like to smoke them and sure that's great, delicious actually but I just love grilled ribs, plus I don't have a smoker...lol! Check out the video below for my awesome rib rub....video is a little long so I won't be offended if you skip around but definitely give it a watch.
I guess this will conclude our first blog post. I gotta say we are so excited to reach out to everyone and please, please, please feel free to email us or seek us out on social media, we would love to hear feedback!
What sort of summer creations you guys are conjuring up in your own kitchens?