Occasions when having this dish in your back pocket is handy: post-game Little League gatherings, movie nights, midnight study sessions, football playoff parties, birthdays bashes – need I go on? If you’ve got a pizza-loving crowd, this appetizer is there for you. Here’s how to put it together.
Today, 17 years ago, our oldest son was born to us after having three daughters. I remember seeing the look on my husband Joe’s face when he told me, “It’s a boy!” He loved his daughters too, but he was excited to have a son. Benjamin was only 4 pounds 13 ounces at birth and caught the flu at a few weeks old. He ended up in the hospital and went down to 4 pounds. He was just a tiny baby, but now he is far from that. We will give him a tool chest on wheels with various tools tonight. He enjoys working with tools and doing construction work.
Making Thai food at home doesn’t have to be hard. Laab, a simple dish of ground meat, rice and spices, can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Try the chicken version below, and pair it with one of the three wines. If you’d prefer to drink something you already have on hand, look for a medium- to full-bodied white with similar characteristics, such as citrus to play off the lime in the dish.
What’s hot — what’s new — in the food world? Each year thousands of food companies, supermarket executives, chefs and buyers descend on the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City for the Fancy Food Show. It’s where I go to discover the new food trends and the specialty products we’ll find on the shelves this autumn.