Sunday, October 2, 2011

Yet Another Post About Food. Yes, Again.

On the first day of Autumn, we had our annual Autumn Feast.  The plan was to finish off the meal with a homemade apple cobbler, but in an almost superhuman display of self-restraint, we decided to hold off on the cobbler til another day, when we might be able to actually eat it without rupturing part of our digestive system or rendering ourselves unconscious for 3 or more days straight. 

So!  Yesterday, I made a cobber!  This is a variation of Rachel's super-easy cobbler recipe:

1 stick of butter
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
1 can of apple pie filling (or another fruit of your choice)

Preheat oven to 350.  While oven is heating, put the stick of butter in your dish and put in the oven to melt.  While that's melting, in a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, and milk.  Pour this evenly over top of the melted butter.  Then spread the can of apple pie filling on top of this mixture making sure the fruit is distributed all over the dish.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.  Eat until you pass out.

My Autumnal variations: 

I used half white sugar, half brown sugar (molasses makes it tasty!)
I added in a couple of dashes of cinnamon and vanilla extract into the batter as well, to make it more fall-tasting.

It was GOOD.

Now, the cobbler deliciousness was the second fantastic food we had eaten this past weekend.  On Friday, we went to our favorite local hang-out & restaurant, Othie's.  They were having live music and the crowd was hoppin'!

Othie's has excellent food.  But they've recently raised the bar - they bought a smoker!  Noel and I originally planned to get sandwiches, but when we walked in the door, we smelled heaven on a platter.  Oh yes, they wooed us in to having this:

The biggest platter of BBQ ribs I've ever seen in my life.  Now, for those of you NOT from Texas, you may be surprised to know that these are beef and not pork.  Noel and I both have an affinity for BBQ pork and consider it superior to beef BBQ in general.


These were, without any question, the best ribs of any kind either of us has EVER had.  No really.  They were beyond phenomenal.  I ate until I couldn't eat anymore.

Noel did too.

So!  If you ever get the chance, head to Othie's for their ribs.  We certainly will be there.  Oh yes.  YUM. 

1 comment:

Cima said...

All sounds super-fabulous to me!