All posts tagged: rolls

Lobster Shack | A Review

Getting restaurants checked off my Garosugil list is so rewarding. I live for the small victories in life! Lobster Shack is a pleasant little basement restaurant with sandwiches packed full of lobster. The menu has some very creative items with cheese and jalapenos but also classics like the The Original Maine and The Connecticut, which I sampled greedily. The atmosphere is casual and they have some outdoor seating. However, I have seen a line more than once and eating in front of a line of hungry people is not my idea of a relaxing dining experience. So I would opt to eat indoors in that line develops. With all the hype of Itaewon’s  Lobster Bar and my reluctance to hop on the bus to take me there, I was really pleased there was a lobster roll restaurant closer and not at all fussy. I can’t compare the two, however, and all I can say is that both sandwiches were scrumptious and full of meat. The owner grew up in Maine and is obviously no slouch. The food is …

Thyme | Pull Apart Rolls

This has been blowing up on my old food blog (4 whole people liked it), East Meets West Tennessee, so I thought I’d share it here! Brought to you by Thanksgiving 2014…dare to remember here! Thyme Pull Apart Rolls Why is making bread so satisfying?  It’s like I look at it and can’t believe I made that.  It’s amazing.  This was a winner for my Thanksgiving Day table but the great thing is I only made half of them and stored the other half in the freezer.  I sometimes just open it up and stare longingly at the log of frozen dough and dream about the day that I pull them out, defrost them, bake them and eat them all by myself.  It will be a good day.  A good day. Adapted from: MyRecipes.com  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm whole milk 1 package (2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast 2 tsp sugar  2 tsp salt 3 tbs chopped chives 1/2 tbs dried thyme 3 large eggs, at room temperature  7 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, divided About 5 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon coarse sea …

Reminiscing | Thanksgiving 2013

  Last Thanksgiving was wonderful (except for my ever present sinus infections) because almost all my plans came to fruition. I was very happy with the state of my cooking and deco. So happy, in fact, I neglected to take many pictures of the food.  It wasn’t until I was stuffed and watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation that I realized my photos were poo. I won’t make that mistake this year but I will be making beaucoup plans again. Since so many things worked out last year the menu will be very similar with some additions! Enjoy last years warmth and fun through these pictures! I can’t wait to show off the full spread this year as well! Mains Roasted Chicken (turkey is crazy expensive here) Spanish Tortilla, brought by Mikey’s lovely girlfriend. Thyme pull apart rolls, I substituted thyme for chives Glazed carrots Garlic and chive mashed potatoes Sweet Potato Medley (a baked mix of sweet potato, walnuts and cranberries with brown sugar and butter)  Baked acorn squash  Gravy Green Bean casserole, Starters Cheese Brie, English …