GROCERY LIST 38

Grocery List 38 // Wit & Vinegar

Since Steve and I have been down here in Southern California we’ve decided to go on the tostada/taco/frozen treat/burger diet. It’s almost a weekly visit for us to the Mexican supermarket where we buy a hunk of carnitas, some tres leches, all the pan dulce, and approx. 1000 fresh tortillas.

I like to call this place heaven.

The trip to heaven usually ends with a trip to the strip mall neighbor paleteria and then I consume a pan dulce appetizer in the car then like 3 tacos when we get home. It’s my favorite.

Since I’m thinking maybe it’s time to eat tacos only 5 times a week, I decided to round up this week’s not taco goodness on a super long overdue grocery list:

First stop is Dana with the carb dreamz and this roasted red pepper pasta that sounds insanely fabulous. I mean, it’s vegan and I’m totally okay with that. via Minimalist Baker

Raspberry Mango Ice Cream Caaaaaaaake! The fact that I can utilize half melted ice cream when I get home from the grocery store is a dream come true. via Shutterbean

I’m not going to lie, I’ve stopped myself from making these french silk pie bars on a couple of different occasions just because I know I could plow through the whole batch in one sitting. via Take a Megabite

Curd is the word and it’s slathered on some pancakes and topped with some raspberries and I’m in love. via The Sugar Hit

Also for breakfast even though maybe it’s a dessert: Red Current Clafoutis. Just saying Clafoutis makes me feel like such a cultured fancy bitch. via A Cozy Kitchen

Saveur turned 20 which means cakes were made and eaten, obviously my favorites were this buttermilk cake with rhubarb buttercream, this pony cake, and  this Chocolate & Cherry Meringue Stack Cake. All three cakes say hey you, let’s go make out but don’t get too freaky. via The Vanilla Bean Blog, my name is yeh, and Top with Cinnamon.

Also on dat cake train is Gab with an ultra sexy timez chocolate meringue cake with fresh berries. I mean, SERIOUSLY. via Artful Desperado

I’ve actually wanted these fried green tomato and shrimp sliders ever since Jon posted them and I’m extremely disappointed he hasn’t just shown up on my doorstop with a plate of them. via The Candid Appetite

Samesies with these blackberry thyme muffins. I super love thyme and want to know what they’d bring to the party. via The Faux Martha

PULLED. PORK. FRIED. RICE. I don’t need to say anything else except get in my mouth. via i am a food blog

BBQ EMERGENCY 911 RIGHT NOW for this blue cheese potato salad bacon scallion make out sesh. via Dinner Was Delicious

For dranks this week we have Sara with some blueberry mojitos for all the color and Ashley with some great styling and a couple margaritas because sometimes those fuel me through a plate of nachos. via Cake over Steak and Local Haven

For music this week we have Pharrell and Miley because I can’t stop listening to this song and because I started following Miley on instagram and it’s probably the best decision I’ve made in a while #rainbowbraidthing.

You hear that? It’s us twerking in the kitchen this weekend.

Raspberry Fluff

Raspberry Fluff // Wit & Vinegar

A few weeks ago I got an email from Emily and Gina aka Gily about a virtual #soletspigout potluck gathering where a bunch of us bloggers pitch in a dish and give all of you some fabulous potluck things to take to your next sunhat toting extravaganza.

This is my contribution. Because whenever I hear the word potluck all I can think of is church and old ladies and cool whip and jello and maybe those god forsaken canned mandarins. and probably some cat hair.

I thought about doing a drink, but that turned into a tripfall down the hill known as ambrosia salads. I even did the research on pinterest where I searched ‘marshmallow cool whip jello’ and cried and pulled out all my eyelashes from the pain and anger.

I wanted it to taste similar to the pink mass that would line the tables but not involve the artificial jello or cool whip so I use fresh whipped cream and a quick raspberry compote. Of course ‘caring about the artificial’ took a running leap out the window when marshmallows are involved because LOLOL at me attempting that + I like the way they sort of melt in the whipped cream mixture. The end product took a little direction from the gorgeousness known as the purple cloud from the guys over at the bitten world and it gives me enough of a reason to practice my ‘yes bitch, I just showed up to your potluck with a bowl of pink’ face.

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Thai Tea Popsicles

Thai Tea Popsicles // Wit & Vinegar

I’m sure you’ve all been caught up in the game this last week that was the popsicle week. There were 40 (FORTY!) popsicles, all flavors of the rainbow, and some photoshopped Mariah’s + this. It was nuts.

Of course I’m showing up fashionably late to my own partay because it’s my own partay and I’ll do what I want to plus why not extend it into the weekend?

Thai Tea Popsicles // Wit & Vinegar

I’ll keep it short because right now it’s one in the morning and you need to just drop everything you’re doing and go make these/those other 40 popsicles.

There’s just a few ingredients in these and if you’re someone that has Thai tea in your pantry at all times then you can probably make these whenever you want. Strong tea + condensed milk + evaporated milk = that gorgeous Thai tea we always order and pay like five bucks for but now it’s in a popsicle form and I’ve eaten probably a thousand of them.

I highly suggest you go out and find Thai tea at your local Asian market but if you can’t find it there, then you can tap Amazon. Look for that same packaging when you to the Asian market. Also, buy me some rice candies.

Also can we talk about how happy I am that there are several popsicles happening this year that use condensed milk? Popsicle GOLD.

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POPSICLE WEEK 2014

POPSICLE WEEK

Put on some sunnies and bust out your half tees because summer is heeeere.

And with the first week of summer comes the official popsicle week where a bunch of popsicles are unleashed for your freezer. This year we have 37 bloggers, including myself, from all over the world giving you some frozen goodness.

Head over to the page and check it daily! New popsicles will be going up all throughout the week and by Friday you’ll just have more popsicles than an old man that has a lot of popsicles.

BAKED PEANUT BUTTER OREO DOUGHNUTS

Baked Peanut Butter Oreo Doughnuts // Wit & Vinegar

Dear Lindsay,

I made you some doughnuts because in the parent trap you and british Lindsay showed me how to combine peanut butter and oreos and I am super thankful for that.

ps. sorry I didn’t watch your Oprah show

pps. life sized 2?

xoxo,

Billy

Baked Peanut Butter Oreo Doughnuts // Wit & Vinegar

I also made all of you guys some of these doughnuts because 1) I’m feeling outrageous and 2) IT’S NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY!!

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Since the oreo peanut butter combo is a favorite of mine I decided to just throw it all together in one doughnut explosion: Peanut butter oreo doughnut + peanut butter glaze + more crushed oreos because that’s kind of the most important part.

Why don’t more doughnuts have crushed oreos on top?

Alsooo, since it is the big day a lot of fabulous bloggers put together some doughnut goodness  for your faces:

I Am A Food Blog - Waffle Iron Donuts

My Name Is Yeh - Biscuit Donuts with Naturally Colored Glaze

Hummingbird High - Sour Cream Donuts with Kool Aid (!!) and Nutella glazes

The Faux Martha – Mix and Match Doughnuts

Studio DIY Marshmallow Donuts

Edible Perspective - Gluten Free Samoa Doughnuts + doughnut week + 35% off her book!!

Coco Cake Land - Mmm Milk Tea Donuts

A Cozy Kitchen – Rhubarb Poppy Seed Baked Doughnuts

The Candid Appetite - Baked Salted Caramel Chocolate Doughnuts

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ROASTED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE + A MOVE!

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar

Hey cool dudez, I’ve got some news.

WE MOVED! Moved as in we packed all of our belongings up, gave a bunch of crap to the thrift store, and took the 17 hour mission that is moving from almost one end of California to the other with a moving truck that’s towing a car. Also included in that time is the parking lot gatorade bottle pee break and like 5 naps I had to take because I was running on no sleep and it was satan hot for half the drive.

Buuut now we’re officially residents of Southern California! Cerritos to be exact, which turns out is a nice in between for Los Angeles and Orange County and a nice place to go get boba at 1 in the morning and get your eyebrows threaded on almost every street for super cheap.

ps I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time last week and son. of. a. bitch. they better last forever.

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar

Also in the newsroom: we added to the furbebe clan! Her name is Nomi, after showgirl nomi mallone, and she’s an aussie hound mix with huge floppy ears and cankles for days. She’s probably 3 times the size of the picture above now and she’s grown into her eyes and she’s just a fiery tornado of bitchy emotions and I hatelove it.

Now, let’s get to the draank!

When we were packing up the apartment I ran across a pound of strawberries in the fridge that were still magically fine, but not like, let’s eat them plain fine. One of my go-to’s for strawberries that are either a little too past their prime or not quite ripe is the good old roasting. It’s just 15 minutes in the oven so hopefully it doesn’t heat up the place too much, but in that time it softens then nicely and caramelizes the sugars a little to make them taste sort of jammy.

After they’re roasted you can add them to yogurt or ice cream orrrr blend them up with some lemonade, plus maybe add vodka if you’re me. I’m on a Simply Lemonade kick right now since I keep seeing it on sale for a couple bucks. It’s kind of a way better deal than buying overpriced lemons and squeezing them yourself, trust.

Go ahead and clink clink your friday, friends! I’m headed to Disneyland to hopefully not burn to a crisp and eat an overpriced churro.

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade // Wit & Vinegar