This weekend, after being invited to a cocktail party, I got to thinking about my favorite old-school block party treats as an inspiration for an appetizer. My thoughts went back to the late 1980s when my neighbors from Texas introduced me to the greatest of all dips- Seven Layer Mexican Dip!
Needed: 2 avocados, 1 lemon, scallions, fresh tomatoes, sour cream, salt, pepper, pitted green olives, and some organic re-fried beans.
Combine avocados with lemon juice, salt and pepper and set aside. Combine tomatoes, scallions, olives and set aside.
First put down a layer of organic re-fried beans. Add the avocado mixture as the second layer.
Top this off with sour cream (above).
Add the fresh veggie mixture…
Top off with some shredded sharp vermont cheddar and boom! The best party app of them all. Serve with some corn tortillas and enjoy frosty cold ones on the side. Proof!
Hello Proofreaders! Slow news day today, no earthquakes or hurricanes. So here’s a photo of some homemade antipasto from over the weekend, proof!
Some nice home grown tomatoes from the garden:
The ultimate grilled cheese with the ultimate tomato soup is available at the Chelsea Market on Ninth Avenue in Manhattan.
Pick up a bowl of Sarabeth’s Kitchen cream of tomato soup, then make the walk a few doors down to Lucy’s Whey, an artisanal cheese shop, they do a grilled cheddar with plum jam that is spectacular. Try it out!
Raw oysters from Meding Seafood on Route 1 South coming from New Jersey to Delaware. Meding’s is a really reasonable and casual seafood restaurant that seemed full of happy locals.
These oysters were plucked straight from the salty and cold ocean, placed straight onto my tabletop, and tasted perfect:
Crab balls- from their “70 year old recipe” They were much fresher than their menu’s description sounded thankfully. Deep fried and accompanied by some sort of tarter/remoulade/really bad for you mayo-based dipping sauce on the side. It looked like mayo, it tasted like mayo, but brotha- it ain’t mayo.
I had a super hard debate: go with the highly recommended fried oyster po-boy or the fresh-caught fish special, the snapper??? To mix it up, I went with the snapper special deep-fried on a sandwich with slaw and some old bay fries. It proved to be a wise decision. Nothing beats freshly caught fish deep fried and covered in slaw! Proof!
Medings Seafood 3697 Bay Rd Milford, DE 19963
The best post-happy hour snack. The El Idolo taco truck tacos on 14th and 9th Ave in Manhattan.
I’ve heard tell that Professor Thom’s 219 2nd Ave Btwn 13th & 14th St in the East Village of Manhattan boasts the largest tray of nachos in the city. Apparently the tales are true! At a recent going away party I had the good fortune to partake in the behemoth tray served in the upstairs bar:
Chants of “Nacho man!” echoed through the bar as the silver gilded tray weaved its way through the crowd.
Happy patrons digging into the deep fried delicacy’s above. Proof.
Has anyone else notice these disturbingly satanic pudding ads that have recently been slathered on the walls of the NYC subway platforms?
What I take away from this is if you eat Jello pudding you turn into a demonic creature that harvests the blood of children. Is Bill Cosby their evil head Vamp? All signs point to yes. Negative proof!
Sugar, modified food starch, contains less than 2% of natural flavor, disodium phosphate and tetrasodium pyrophosphate (for thickening), mono- and diglycerides (prevent foaming), yellow 5, yellow 6, BHA (preservative).
This was a really beautiful wedding cake that I saw (and ate) this past weekend. I love the colors, and also how the flowers just kind of cascade and fall from off the top to the bottom. It’s really artistically done and original. Proof.