Monday, May 31, 2010

LOST Finale party! (and delicious food, of course)

As some of you may know, I have been pretty ridiculously addicted to the show LOST for a good solid five years now - and it has reached its conclusion. I was pretty satisfied with it, but definitely wouldn't have enjoyed it as much had I not had the pleasure of some good company and the joy of some good eats.

What did we eat? Oh boy.

Well, we made a trek about an hour north of here to Big Tusks to buy the only meat really suitable to eat at a LOST party - Wild boar!

So much meat. Damn, it was good. Bacon, sausages, burgers, all the good stuff.

First up: John Locke's 'Special' Sausages (with a surprise addition - Sawyer's Southern Biscuits and Gravy). Basically, cook the sausages in a pan as described before (sear, then 300deg oven for 20 minutes. Then the fun (kind of gross) part. Take out the sausages, and leave the fat. Add in an approximately equal amount of flour to fat. Whisk together till it browns, then add in about a cup of milk, and salt and pepper to taste as it thickens.

Hot damn. hoooot damn. Serve over country-style biscuits, and enjoy life. I sure did. Was the answer to Natasha's question "What are you going to do with all of that grease?"

Next up? Tropical fruit salad. Weird how major stores like Metro or Zehrs doesn't stock them, but No Frills and Food Basics have all the crazy tropical fruit you could eat. We just diced up some papaya (about half of one), a few mangoes, some pineapple and a couple bananas. Squeeze over some lime juice, and mix in some orange or pineapple juice. Tasty goodness.

Marc-approved, apparently.

Second-to-lastly, we had a bunch of ground boar meat as well. To use it up, we made tacos! I cheated like a schmuck and used store bought taco seasoning - if you have a good recipe, please share. On top was cilantro sour cream (just finely chopped cilantro mixed in) and a mango salsa. That consisted of mangos (durr), cilantro, red onion, and lime juice. Add in a jalepeno for spice, but we didn't because it magically disappeared.

Finally, wash it all down with some tasty DHARMA-brand beer or wine. If you watch the show, it makes sense. If you don't, you should.

yum. (and good job on the labels, Dave)

Thanks to all the people who joined in on the fun, and for making this little finale shebang all the better.


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