Friday, May 27, 2011

Vacation eats....

Mr. Lucky and I recently spent a beautiful week in Myrtle Beach, SC.  We had a great time, great weather and, most importantly, great food. 

We like to go out of the way and find new and different restaurants when we go away. We have a great time adventuring. As of yet we have not been disappointed!

This trip our restaurant discovery was Nacho Hippo in Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Wow!  It was awesome! The food was fantastic and the staff and atmosphere were awesome too. 

I had some customized nachos as my meal and quite a few (6) $3 margaritas. How can you say no to nachos and $3 margaritas?  I certainly couldn't. The nachos I had were their "Naked Nachos" and I added onions, black beans and chicken. The plate was absolutely enormous. I could have made three meals out of it. I definitely loved it.

Mr. Lucky had 3 of their amazing tacos and a few $3 gin & tonics. Let me see if I can remember which tacos he had....He had the "Tijuana" which is crumbled chorizo, Monterey jack, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and crema, the "Love you long time" which is orange chili chicken, melon salsa, mixed greens, spicy mayo and cashews and the "Ka-Ka-Ka-Kia" which is Korean Beef BBQ, seared with ginger, garlic, and scallion, kimchi, spicy chile sauce and sesame seeds. The "Tijuana" and "Love you long time" were only $2.95 and the "Ka-Ka-Ka-Kia" was $3.95.  Can you believe that????

I think with nine drinks and our food it was under $40. That never happens, anywhere.  Nacho Hippo is on our list of keepers.  If you are ever down in Myrtle Beach you gotta check it out!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Technical Difficulties....

My flippin camera is broken! Well, not broken, the battery is just dead and I cannot find the cord anywhere.  Why in the world would anyone buy a camera that doesn't take normal batteries? I can't answer that either, I guess we weren't thinking.

So, until I either find my cord, borrow a camera or buy a new camera I will have to write up some posts from pictures I took and never posted.  Everyone ok with that?

I'll start with my Dad's famous meatloaf recipe. I love this meatloaf and because Mr. Lucky hates all meatloaf Dad calls me whenever he makes it.

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 pouch Lipton Onion Soup Mix (I sometimes use Beefy Onion)

2 Eggs
1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl mix together eggs, ketchup, breadcrumbs and soup mix.  Add the ground beef and mix until just combined (you don't want to work the meat too much or it will get tough).

That's Dad!  He agreed to model for me.

That's what it should look like when it's mixed together.

Shape into a 9" x 5" loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes (Dad likes to do a free form and uses a large pan to cook it).  Recipe makes approximately 8 servings.

Here is the free form loaf my dad likes to make

We always serve this with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. It is comfort food at it's finest.  Whenever I have this meal it brings me back to family dinners as a kid.  Try it, it may just do the same for you.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lost Mojo....

I haven't been feeling it in the kitchen lately.  I haven't cooked anything other than basic sustenance in way too long.  I need to find some inspiration! 

What to do?  What to do? I think I need to go through my millions, yes millions, of recipes and find the one to bring my mojo back. Anyone have any suggestions?

Hmmm, which book do I start my search in????