Saturday, January 8, 2011
Over Christmas/New Year's Break!!! - Utah
Over Christmas break, my family and I went to Utah...again....and went to Moochies! We also went to one of my most favorite grocery stores (besides Fircrest), Harmon's. We also were able to have fresh delivered milk and chocolate milk delivered to the door from Winder Farms. YUMMMYYYY.......
Moochies Meatballs and More is a sandwich shop, kind of a little "dive" that was visited by Guy Fieri. Whenever I go there, I always get the Philly cheese steak sandwich with no peppers or mushrooms. They make this homemade Jumpin' Jalapeno Sauce that I put all over my sandwich. The sandwich's come in 6" or 12". I usually order the 6".
Harmon's Grocery Store is locally owned by 2 brothers kind of like Fircrest in Sebastopol. My favorite store is in Draper, Utah. It is two stories high and it's like a giant food mecca. They have a cooking school on the second story and then they have a place where you can eat food.
Downstairs there is a huge fresh food area where you can order sandwich's, pizza, sushi, pretty much anything. They have a huge cheese selection and salami selection. I just LOVE this store. It's AWESOME.
We did alot of cooking at our friends house. Just for the heck of it, I tried making a Panna Cotta which did not turn out well. It was really salty for some reason. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Salt Lake? We did braised pork chops, with rice and broccoli. I dressed the salads which were my favorite used with butter lettuce. On another night - New Year's Eve., our friend "Uncle Bobby" made ham hocks and beans and they were SOOOOO GOOD! I give them 5 *****'s I put a little tobasco on mine. We also bought a loaf of fresh bread from Harmon's to go with it and my mom made honey butter to go on the Challah bread (aka: the fresh bread). She took two cubes of butter and smashed them and then drizzled a huge spoon of honey over the butter. You fold the butter and honey together and then make a butter log on parchment paper. You roll the butter log in the parchment paper and refrigerate until it is hard again. Then you slice butter rounds to go on your bread!
At midnight, we did our traditional blowing up of the gingerbread houses and that's all I have to say about that :-)
It was a great trip and I love UTAH!