Beer Diary, Last week hubby and I had some fabulous beer adventures in Arizona (Part 1 of 3).

And might I add that it was a complete coincidence that my husband’s vacation time/our plans to visit family in Phoenix serendipitously occurred during Arizona beer week. Lucky us.

Arizona Sunset

Continue reading Beer Diary, Last week hubby and I had some fabulous beer adventures in Arizona (Part 1 of 3).

LBLF Deviled Eggs: The great baked vs. boiled egg experiment

Has anyone else heard about this baked “hard-boiled” egg business? Yea, baked. In an oven.

ingredients for deviled eggs

I think it was on Pinterest that I first heard about this new (to me) phenomenon. Then I saw it again on the Kitch’n, which is one of my favorite go-to food blogs. Finally it occurred to me, that the universe was telling me to do some experimenting. Luckily I had three family members ready to help test. Continue reading LBLF Deviled Eggs: The great baked vs. boiled egg experiment

Beer Diary, The craft beer “Revolution” is strong in Chicago.

Is there is anything better than the combination of great friends and local beer?

Revolution Brewing

Clearly no, there is nothing better. This weekend I Mega-bussed myself up to Chicago to visit dear friends Cat and Seth who (whom?) I’ve been meaning to visit for ages. I’ve been to Chicago several times now since hubby and I have lots of family and friends there, and every time I go, I fall deeper in love with the place. I really am a city girl at heart. Continue reading Beer Diary, The craft beer “Revolution” is strong in Chicago.

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

We might need to re-name this blog, “lovebeerlovetraderjoes.” LBLTJ. Rolls right off the tongue.

Beer Barley Risotto

Nope. I have issues. When I saw the shocking chartreuse of their new item, “10 Minute Barley” I immediately put three in my cart.  I can’t help it, I get so sucked in when TJs comes out with their new products. (I swear I’m not paid by Trader Joes’. If someone could tell me how to get them to pay me, that would be great though). Continue reading Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

Beer Diary, There are so many delicious beers, but very little name space in my brain.

I think the part of my brain where names are stored, is missing. Or at least severely compromised.

BP Victory at Sea Troegs Nugget Nectar & SN Ruthless Rye

I could know someone my whole life, and suddenly completely blank on their name. Picture lots of blinking, and “uuuuh [awkward silence] uhhhhhh.” This is one of my many deficiencies. The same thing goes for the names of other things, like beers. There are just so many delicious craft beers these days that my brain is unable to hold on to all of them. Anyway, due to my namesia, I thought it would be a good idea to start documenting in written form about my favorite beers of the moment.  That way, when someone asks me, I can at least look it up. Continue reading Beer Diary, There are so many delicious beers, but very little name space in my brain.