Sunday, April 24, 2005

IMBB 14: Brought to you by the Color Orange

For our Is My Blog Burning? Orange You Hungry entry, your humble hosts went with all orange, all the time - multiple dishes in the orange shades to make one Very Orange Meal.

We started with an old standby, Chicken Paprikash, where Hungarian paprika and sour cream create the comfort-food orange Foodgoat so loves. This time, portabella mushrooms gave the traditional dish a bit of a twist.

To the side we had oven-roasted sweet potatoes. It's the easiest thing in the world: slices of sweet potatoes tossed with olive oil and coarse salt cooks up orange in a hot oven in 25 minutes flat. Sweet potatoes wins the underrated orange food award hands down.

For dessert, Grown-Up Orange Jell-O shot: orange-flavored Jell-O made with Amaretto di Saronno, lemon juice, and calamansi juice. Surprisingly good, for something that Foodgoat made up goofing around.

And for a tasty orange beverage, Mango Lassi: a cup or so of yogurt blended with one mango and a spoonful of sugar. The yogurt, might I add, was made from scratch in my beloved yogurt machine. Okay, so it came out a bit more on the yellow side. I'm the host, and I say it stays.

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