Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gourmet Gibbs Is on Vacation

I am so disappointed in myself to announce that Gourmet Gibbs is going on vacation! I know, it would mean more if I had posted the past couple of weeks, and given you all cooking projects to work on while I'm lounging on the beaches of Hawaii.....
but NO, I just don't post for a couple of weeks, and then post that I'm going to be gone for a couple more weeks.
Oh well, what's a Gourmet Gibbs going to do?

Keep cooking, eating and enjoying.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"It's all Greek To Me" Salad

No matter what you're having for dinner, don't you think you should have a salad? And don't you dare just open a Bag-O-Salad - they have that "processed" flavor that can't be covered up even with too much salad dressing. So here's a simple, yet interesting Greek Salad.
This isn't a "real" Greek salad, but has the essence of a Greek Salad.... it does have Olive Oil and Feta Cheese - what about that doesn't scream "Greek?"

Simply slice Romaine Lettuce and layer it in your salad bowl. Next, spoon on your marinated onions and cucumbers - oh wait - we haven't discussed those yet.
A day or so before you are going to make your salad, slice cucumbers and red onions (thinner is better - especially for the onion) and marinade in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and what-ever-other-you-want seasonings... to taste. Put in a covered dish in the fridge - and don't forget to stir/shake it around every several hours.

Use the extra marinade as your dressing - it's so tasty.

I also split a handful of cherry tomatoes - and spread those over the salad, then sprinkled with crumbled Feta Cheese.

Now just add the main course - and if you're wondering what to prepare, just review this past year's worth of food blogs!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hire's Big H - a UTAH Football Tradition

I hadn't intended on doing a travelog posting this week - but as the days go by, and as I looked at photos from our recent trip to a UTAH football game - I decided it was my duty to share 'HIRE'S BIG H" with all of you. We have a tradition of going to Hire's before all home UTAH football games and all home UTAH gymnastics meets. A few weeks ago, we continued our tradition:
Hire's Big H is a burger joint in Salt Lake City on the corner of 4th South and 7th East - it's been there since before the Mormon pioneers settled the valley... of course, they've updated their kitchen since then. They have some beverage franchise agreement with Hire's Rootbeer - but the drive-in itself is family owned and operated since its beginning. You can literally drive up to the side and a car hop will come to your car, take your order, and deliver your food to you on a tray that clips onto your car window.

We, however, chose to "dine in."

The Staff is always friendly, and they bring the entire order on one big tray!

(Once we had about 20 people there before a gymnastics meet, and they sent out a couple of servers with a couple of trays.)

I enjoyed the Pastrami H Combo with Onion Rings and Diet Coke; Bea had the regular Big H Combo with Fries and Diet Coke; and Brody, John's grandson, enjoyed the Jr. Combo Meal - corn dog, fries and a frosty mug of Root Beer.

All of us enjoyed a DELICIOUS pre-game meal,

then we enjoyed a true gridiron butt-spanking as Utah beat New Mexico 56-3. GO UTES! And if you're in SLC - GO TO HIRE'S!