Weekend of food

I went to D.C. this weekend to see David and had a very classy food experience and a not so classy one. Let’s start with classy.

On Saturday night we went to The Atlas Room, a restaurant on H Street that advertises global cuisine. Bonus points for cool map decorations.

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ImageThis was called a chicken lasagnetti. It had chicken and ricotta cheese in it and was really good. Below is a picture of the crispy beef rolls and what was called ‘mango ketchup’. Spicier than expected, but really good.

ImageI also ordered some lamb meatballs and David got a pork variety plate (with a giant block of bacon), but the pictures didn’t turn out very well. To top all of this off, my 21 year old self ordered my first cocktail.

ImageIt had some kind of brandy, cream, and chocolate in it. The conversation went something like this:

David: Do you want a cocktail?

Me: Um…no…well, yes. Why not? I think I’ll get this one, it looks good.

David: Do you like brandy?

Me: Sure!

Experimenting is fun and it was really tasty. So that was the classy experience. The next day was Superbowl Sunday and that means…lots of beer and snacks. There were four or five types of dip, at least 6 jars of salsa, and a only a few bags of chips…

ImageI knew I wanted to make pigs in a blanket because they are a party staple–especially for sports parties. But they needed to be a little more exciting, so some of them were baked with bbq sauce and some with mustard smothered on the inside of the blanket.

ImageThere were so many and they were so good. Definitely didn’t last long. I wanted to make something else, something fun and party appropriate. I remembered a recipe for something called funfetti dip and decided to try it.

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Just mix together a box of funfetti cake mix, 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt, and a cup of nonfat whipped cream until it is no longer clumpy. Serve with animal crackers. I was a little unsure how this was going to go over because it is a little out of the ordinary, but everyone loved it! Animal crackers, pigs in a blanket, chips, and beer aren’t that classy, but I find that I enjoy not-classy experiences just as much as the classy ones. I guess I’m a well-rounded foodie.

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