#141: St.Vincent and The Grenadines

Doesn’t that sound like an 80’s band? Like Katrina and the Waves. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or Joan Jett and the Blackhearts??

That was exactly my thoughts on the matter too. If you’re anything like us, we love some good tag team duos. The last few weekends have been organized chaos, with graduations, moving, trips, bridal showers and the impending promise of endless summer. We took a few minutes out of the fray to sit down and share a meal with each other, because at the end of the day– those are the best days. The ones where you’re in your mom’s kitchen having a glass of wine. Your hair is a mess (and your life is a little too) but you couldn’t be happier.

THE DINNER: This one was sort of a breakfast… now I say “sort of” because it is still unclear as of yet what exactly we ended up cooking for St. Vincent. Basically these are what is commonly referred to as “Johnny Cakes” and they are typically served for breakfast. In the St. Vincent area they are called “Fry Bakes”. Now, if you’re state side like I am, it’s not drenched in syrup and therefore I have a hard time getting my mind around them. No, they’re not pancakes. They’re like sweet fried bread. All those words together are wonderful, so we are not surprised if these were just that.

Fry Bakes Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/mamas-fry-bakes-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines-194158

IMG_0121IMG_0107IMG_0109IMG_0119IMG_0120IMG_0117IMG_0118

Ease of prep and cooking: ONE STAR out of five this meal!
So this was odd in a whole lot of ways. It’s not as simple as pancake batter– it’s bread dough. But with that taken in to account, it was not hard to make and with the simplistic ingredient list, it was a dream and half to pull together. Frying is cake… Johnny Cakes. See what I did there? 😉

Best dish of all time scale: FOUR STARS out of five for Meal!!
I just wanted these to be sweeter… or more buttery. I’m not sure if powdered sugar would have solved this problem or a glaze or hell, just plain ol’ maple syrup; but I will tell you that I’m not altogether upset about the lack of sweetness. They were fluffy and crispy all at once. They were warm and satisfying. It wasn’t a bad trip to the islands, man. It might not have been a 5 star trip, but any trip to the sand and sun is welcomed when you have snow at the end of May in Colorado. Am I right?

We will be diving in to the culinary world of Lebanon for #142!

Bon Appetite, mon amour!
– L & K

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “#141: St.Vincent and The Grenadines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s