September felt like it flew by! The weather was so unpredictable that it truly didn’t feel like summer was over until last week. At least not in Michigan! So let’s take a minute to look back on the awesome things we featured on the blog.
This guacamole was one of my favorite ways to use my grill unconventionally. And it was so good! It’s such an interesting combination and when we posted it, you could find both corn and poblanos at the farmers markets. When Ally and I shoot, we like to have others around to help us eat the delicious food, but we were content to take a guac-break this time and devour this whole bowl!
Next up is my Kale and Avocado Caesar Salad, which is so simple and so yummy! I think I ate this for a week straight before we finally posted it on the blog. Ally loves this salad because it’s filling and easy to prep for work lunches. You can also be so creative with this recipe, so it’s great to add it in to your meal rotation.
I couldn’t wait to post this Eggs Benedict Recipe because its just a classic breakfast staple that I think any foodie/home cook should try! Plus, it’s a huge crowd pleaser and it has that wow factor. Don’t forget, always make more hollandaise than you think!
Chipotle and Butternut Squash Risotto was the perfect segue into fall cooking and baking. Risotto is one of my favorite dishes/meals to make and this version is definitely going to be repeated many times this fall. Can’t squash my fall spirit!
One of the most unique posts we did this month was a wine subscription review of Bright Cellars. This was so cool because I love this service and it was fun to share with you all! It was a little different than the regular posts that I do, but I want to start doing some more fun posts like this! If you have any products or services that you love that you think I should check out or review, let me know in the comments!
I know that we posted a lot of delicious recipes in September, but look for a couple more unique posts in October!
Let’s be honest with each other and get this out into the open. Food is the perfect companion to football and beer. Sundays like today are begging for a cold one and some delicious food. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching football with my guy, cheering on our team. But I love having lots of food options for us during the weekends when there’s so many different games to watch.
This is just a dressed up version of guacamole, and it almost doesn’t even need a recipe! But I’ll give you one as a reference. Poblanos can be a bit tricky, much like jalapeños. You can never be certain how spicy they be until you eat it. This is why it’s so important to taste as you go. I roasted my poblanos on our grill, because we have an induction range, but if you have a gas stove, you can roast them over the flames.
Roasted Poblano and Corn Guacamole
4 soft avocados
1 cup sweet corn
handful of fresh cilantro
salt & pepper
Roast the poblanos over an open flame. Place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap while cooling. The plastic will trap the heat and help the skins to steam making it super easy to peel. Roast the corn over the flame as well, or sauté in a pan over high heat if using frozen or canned corn. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out avocado and mash with a fork. Once the poblanos are cool, peel and remove the seeds. Cut into a small dice and add to the mashed avocados. Cut the corn off the cob and add to the avocado mixture. Roughly chop cilantro (optional, I know it’s soapy to some). Juice the limes starting with one. Make sure to taste as you go along. If this will be sitting out for a bit, make sure to add a bit more lime juice to keep the color. As always, season well. If you’d like, you can also add a pinch of coriander and cumin to bump up the flavor even more.
Because there’s lots of poblanos and corn, I didn’t add tomatoes to this guacamole like I usually do. You could definitely still add tomatoes and blistered cherry tomatoes would taste so good with the roasted veggies. I love the way blue corn tortilla chips look next to guacamole and they taste great too!