Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jesus is Crackers


Happy Lenten, folks. I suppose I'm going to burn in hell for all eternity for implying that Jesus is crackers (nevermind that it's true) but we're going to hit up a fish fry tomorrow anyway. I wonder if the bread the fish with Jesus... 

We headed out to The Spot last night and saw a delightful band called Kiss Kiss. They've started to limit how many non-students can go, you actually have to be with a Case student now. Thankfully I can walk up to security, fake my best Captain Morgan pose and say "Why yes, I am dating a Case grad student!!" (I'd only do that in my mind). They were pretty fun to watch. At the end, they brought out a couple of cymbals and had random folks beat on them for a while. 

After that, we walked home and fell asleep. 

I didn't get to mention the other day that I had my first civilized meal in my own home since I've lived here. I have now been in Little Italy/Cleveland for six months and until last week, I didn't actually have a kitchen table. We ate on the floor (I didn't have a couch, either). I made sweet potato gnocchi (courtesy of Ohio City Pasta) with chicken and cream sauce. The sauce went a little something like this: 

1 c heavy cream
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Fleur de Sel
Cracked pink and black peppercorns
Ginger
Garlic

I didn't locate a recipe, I just thought of things that taste good with sweet potato and made it savory. Absolute heaven, let me tell you.

Our new addition with food all over it


The money (chicken money) shot

We're going to be visiting the West Side Market again soon, I hope. I've been eyeing the squid ink pasta at Ohio City Pasta and the pink sea salt next door. (The fleur de sel is amazing, though).

I have told a grand lie, loves. Kiss Kiss has grown on me since I started this post. Give 'em a listen.





5 comments:

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

holy crap that chicken looks good!

Cara said...

Oh, it was. And so very easy. The only thing is that you have to be mindful of the cream so it doesn't scorch - but I will definitely be making that dish again.

SicklyBug and Cassaendra said...

Grats on the new addition. We've been living here for 10 years and still have yet to buy a table. :O I'll definitely check out the chicken "recipe" some time. It sounds interesting. And welcome back! :)

Kelly and José said...

Haha, we don't have a kitchen table. . .

However, once this weather stays consistently pleasant, we'll be rolling out our patio furniture -- which includes not only a good-sized table, but a lovely umbrella with white lights strung underneath!

btw, the food looks lovely and we'll be scoping out Kiss Kiss on Hype Machine so we can share our thoughts*

-Kelly

Cara said...

SicklyBug and Cassaendra - I'll post a more coherent recipe, I promise. :)

Kelly - I have no patio furniture but the house I live in has a back patio and garden area. I plan to plant some things and clean it up when it's warmer out.

It's nice to have a table, it just makes my kitchen look smaller and makes mopping a bit more interesting. Also, I have banged my head on that damn cabinet like, a hundred times now.