Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving in HD!

Also known as...


This is THE day of the year where it's acceptable to eat like a pig and we here at Greg's Gourmet believe in taking full advantage of this opportunity.

Leading off we have a low fat veggie roast topped with a cauliflower puree:

Just kidding.  It's a 15 pound turkey, of course!

Let me tell ya - this turkey was delicious.  I say was because the only thing that's left are the wings - we don't mess around with food in my family.  The leftovers lasted all of a day which must be some kind of new record.

The setup.  We got about three dozen dinner rolls just to be on the safe side

*Mouth orgasm*

Believe it or not, this was the only plate I had last night but don't be deceived; there's a lot of food on that plate.  The turkey leg still had meat that had been attached to the abdomen, and the stuffing/potatoes take up half the plate.  This was a very filling and overall really orgasmic meal.

The All American Dessert - Thanksgiving Edition!

You may remember the above as the red, white, and blue All American Dessert that I make every July 4th.  This version features seasonal orange and black cherry Jello, Angel food cake, whipped cream, bananas, blackberries, kiwis, and maraschino cherries.  Having this follow the above plate is like a double mouth orgasm.  Simply out of control.

Now as I said, 24 hours later most of the leftovers were gone and one of the main culprits?   CHRISTMAS SANDWICHES!!!

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy stuffed into a dinner roll

If I had a sandwich shop these would be the hottest selling seasonal item

My leftover plate from this evening.  Look at the size of that frickin' leg!

Given that the leftovers were gone faster than Mitt Romney's political relevance, this was obviously a wildly successful Thanksgiving.  Can't wait to do it again for Christmas!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of my family, friends, and fans who read this page - I hope you have a most Happy Thanksgiving!

Greg's Gourmet is a little hungover from turkey and champagne at the moment but there will be plenty of pictures of food, food, and a little more food tomorrow!

A holiday where we eat as much as we want?  EXCELLENT!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hostess Shuts Doors



I can't begin to tell you how really frickin' angry I am right now.

Well, okay, not to the extent of sticking a TV remote up my ass but...


People are paying an average of $30 per box of Twinkies on eBay.

Stocking HD of course lolz

How could this happen?  Hostess?  The makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Chocodiles, Donuts, Donettes, Fruit Pies, Snowballs, Cup Cakes, and Zingers.  All gone like that.

Logically all of these will be bought over by someone or another and they'll BRB but in the meantime it's like WTF yo?

Apparently the bakers union had been on strike in a contract dispute.  Hostess wanted to cut their benefits and pensions due to financial issues over the past couple years, including filing for bankruptcy in 2004.  Hostess wanted the bakers to take some cuts, the bakers said no, so now no one has anything.  18,500 people are out of a job and now no one gets any Twinkies or Ho Hos or Zingers.

This is the kind of nonsense our politics have created and yes, I actually am blaming the political landscape.  In Washington there's been this attitude of all or nothing over the past few years without any compromise.  Sure, you'll get the eggheads saying "we're happy to work across the long as they agree with everything we say."  As a result nothing gets done.  That's not political opinion - that's fact.  You have to work together to accomplish things.  If you have 50 cents and your friend has 50 cents and the two-pack of Twinkies you're after costs a dollar, YOU HAVE TO COMBINE FORCES.

I guess in a way I respect Hostess for calling the union's bluff but I don't like what it lead to.  Circa 2002 the MLB Umpire's Union or whatever it's called wanted to negotiate new figures for a contract even though it wasn't a collective bargaining year.  The MLB refused to listen, so 20 or so umps turned in their resignation papers with the idea that with half of the umpire force threatening to walk off, the MLB will have to listen to them.  Well...the MLB accepted their resignation and 20 people were promptly out of a job and that was the end of that.  New umps were hired and blah, blah, blah.

The difference is that the MLB could always hire new umps without breaking a sweat.  Hostess, not so much.  That's why I'm furious that both sides couldn't come to some kind of compromise or find another way to take care of this.  I don't know the specifics of the bakers' benefits so I can't say if they deserved more.  But right now no one has anything so...

Hostess will be missed.  But do not worry - there will be others.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Greg's Gourmet HD Fun

I seriously love this HD camera, and by HD camera I mean IPhone 4.  Here's some delicious crap that I've downed since the 4's arrival.

I can practically see my ass getting bigger before even eating these

Look, I love McDonald's and I don't care who knows.  So bite me.  I also love how there's a reflection bouncing off the grease on the buns hahaha

Don't listen to the box, just listen to me

I looooove Mac n' Cheese.  I've mentioned this in the past that the best way to optimize those cheap boxes of noodles and powdered cheese is to avoid following the instructions.  Instead boil the noodles for 12-15 minutes, mix in some real cheese, mix in the cheese powder, add butter, add milk, then add some tasty stuff like BBQ or hot sauce to enhance the flavors, and finally throw in some seasoning - I like salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.  I also mixed in some Pizza Rolls, but meatballs, hot dogs, sausage, and chicken work good as well.  Jalapenos do not.  As you can see from my site I'm a gourmet chef so I obviously know what I'm talking about.

Pepper jack isn't good for photo opportunities

I've mentioned I'm just an average fan of Ruby's.  It's not great but it's not bad.  It's also right next to the movie theater so it's convenient to go to after catching a flick.  The unlimited fries are a good touch.  The shakes are good, too.  But I'm not a fan of their double cheeseburger where they serve you two smaller patties than they would for a single.  Seriously, guys?  What's up with that?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More Tricky Photography

UPDATE!  Blue Bunny responded to my inquiry.  Apparently the lack of pecans could be due to a switch in manufacturing cycles or something that could reduce the amount of nuts per tub of ice cream.  I appreciate their response and coupons - but if this is a known issue then why does it keep happening?

Here's a picture of a carton of Blue Bunny ice cream, a company that brands itself as "Premium Ice Cream."  I had never heard of it before but think it's cool that their ice cream doesn't cost a hundred thousand dollars like ever other brand these days.  The no sugar added probably contributes to that.  Anyway, take note of the supply of the pecans in the picture; there are more pecans there than there are conspiracy theories about the presidential election results:

"Wow!  Look at all the pecans!  I can't wait to open this up and-"

"...I didn't know Butter Pecan was another name for French Vanilla..."

Blue Bunny, seriously?  We're maybe a fourth of the way into this container and I can only see the asscrack of one lonesome pecan there off to the side.  I realize food rarely looks like its packaging but...jeez.  I mean, come on, guys.  This isn't even close. 

So to counter that he's another HD picture of the beautiful $5 Meal Deal from Albertsons that I would eat every day if it wouldn't turn me into Jared from Subway:

"100% of the time this is a great meal all the time"

Take note of the wings: 7 OF THEM!  Plus the massive amount of wedges and mac n cheese for only 5 bucks!  AND IT'S IN HD!  That, my friends, is the taste of AWESOME!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Greg's Gourmet: Now in High Definition!

My loyal fans and readers, prepare to be jealous, for I have the I-Phone 4.  I know what you're thinking...I must have waited upward of two minutes online to place my order and spent a grand total on nothing for the retail price, but it's well worth it.  Honestly, I'm not big into these so-called smart phones.  They all look the same and do the same stuff.  It's really the HD camera I had my eye on so then I could do things like this:

Food tastes so much better when it's in HD


I still have to shrink the pictures to maintain website efficiency, but you get the idea.