The plus side though is that on weekends they do samples! Yay! As a self proclaimed "fat girl trapped in a white boy's body" I do not pass up food:)
But speaking of being a white boy, it's not easy to get a sample around here! Look....
And lastly....the prepackaged meal that brings me back to college....
Okay. Let's shop.
I have been on a mission since I started Farmer's Market Finds to find a certain strange citrus fruit.
I have been so intrigued by this ever since I had Hanger One Citron Vodka....it's made with Buddha's Hand!
So Buddha's hand comes to us from India and China and basically it's an ugly, dry lemon! It's all rind....but intense in citrus flavor....
It differs from lemon in flavor as well. It has a floral note that can't be tasted in lemons.
The thing is...I have no idea what to cook...
Buddha what do you think?
Wow my skin looks all freckly and weird in this picture! Sure.....that's what is weird about this picture!;)
So I think I'm gonna make stuffed mushrooms! Let's cut this open first and look inside...
Just kidding! So if life gives you lemons and you make lemonade....then Buddha's Handaid is what you make if life gives you this thing. Right? God, shut up! Is it natural to annoy your own self.....it's a daily struggle.
Okay for real....you have to zest this puppy with a micro plane...
Here is the recipe....
Buddha's Stuffed Mushrooms
1 large container of button mushrooms (about 20)
1/4 of a yellow onion (chopped finely)
1T. Buddha's hand zest
1 cup whole white lump crab (Oh yeah)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
dash of white wine to deglaze
1 stick butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T Buddha's hand zest
So the first thing we have to do is wash the mushrooms and take off the stems.
Then you want to heat a little olive oil in a pan and add the garlic, onion, stems, zest, and little salt and pepper.
So all you do is put all three ingredients in a pot and simmer for 10 minutes or so.....just to infuse the flavor!
Let's make a drink!!! Here is the recipe!
Buddha's Hand-gria (lol, it's not really sangria......but the name is funny)
1 glass (6 oz) Sweet white wine (or dry white wine with a bit of simple syrup or a pack of splenda)
1 T. Buddha's Hand juice
Okay so they say you can't juice this thing! Well Jack Lalanne will beg to differ!
So the juice is tart and bitter but that's okay....we only use a bit..
Mix the wine (or dry wine and Splenda) and hand juice first....
Then split between two wine glasses, fill with ice, and then top with soda! Yay!
Somebody should punch me!
So before I go I would like to say Happy Birthday to my little baby dog Brady! He turned 9 and he's very protective of his birthday gifts!
He did get some nice presents!
Okay that's all for now....