Boulder’s Best Caesar Salad

About the music: We decided to go with the classics on this one, aside from the Railroad Earth at the beginning which is there to get you smiling and ready to sing along. What follows are the classics you know so well. Kick back, whip up that dressing and smile.

Serves: 6
Prep time: 30 minutes (including breaks for dancing)

4-5 heads of washed and torn romaine lettuce

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons garlic
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
2 oz capers, diced (or more if desired)
1 egg
3 drops Worchestershire Sauce
2 slices of fresh lemon, squeezed
Lots of fresh ground pepper
A generous dash of salt

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 and 1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
Add croutons to taste

Mix all ingredients together well except for oil and vinegar. Add the vinegar and mix well into the mixture. Then slowly add the oil while mixing to ensure that it emulsifies. Toss dressing with the washed and torn romain. Sprinkle aged grated Parmesan cheese to taste. This dish is best served with our spaghetti carbonara and a delicious lager.

Tressy’s Banana-Lime Surprise

About the music: As I first learned how to make this dish on the tropical paradise of the Bahamas, I found it only fitting to set this dish to some bouncing reggae chunes. I also threw some Ween in there because A) the song has banana in the title and B)because that song is just awesome, and basically makes me feel like I am in fact stuck in a cabana, livin’ on bananas…


Serves 8-10
Prep time: 15 minutes

10 ripe bananas
6 limes
1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar

 

 

 

 

Cut the bananas diagonally into a serving dish so that they are like circles but longer (ovals!) Then squeeze in the lime juice and mix around so all the bananas get covered by the citrus bath that you have imposed upon them. Then add about a half cup of brown sugar (more if you want it sweet, less if you want it so you get that little pucker feeling at the end of your bite). Then, BAM! You have your amazing banana dessert that your friends are all going to ask you how to make.  You could tell them but you’d have to kill them.

Feel free to keep the reggae playing while enjoying the fruits of your labor, get it, fruits?

This recipe is brought to you by our funky fam over at Fancy Funk so make sure and go over to check it out!

Da Bomb Brownies

About the music: These brownies are da-bomb, and so are the songs to go along with it. We figured that you’re probably going to make them late in the evening or early in the morning, so we decided to make a playlist of easy going tracks to fit either mood. Theres a lot of different musical stylings ranging from relaxed hip hop to downtempo electronic jam, so enjoy these tracks as you cater to your sweet tooth.

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Barely adapted from Smitten Kitchen 2012

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)

Makes 1 8X8 pan of brownies

-90 grams unsweetened cooking chocolate
-1 stick unsalted butter
-1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-2 large eggs
-1/4 tsp table salt
-2/3 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 In a heatproof bowl large enough to hold all your eventual ingredients. Melt the butter and chocolate together over simmering water (or you can do this in the microwave in shifts if your lazy and unrefined). Off the heat before it melts fully so you don’t burn anything and stir until mixture is smooth. Whisk in sugar, then the eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla and salt. Lastly, mix in the flour with a rubber spatula. Smear your baking dish/pyrex/whatever with butter or cooking spray and dump your lovely concoction into your receptacle and smooth. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes. Take out, let cool, cover in in your favorite topping, powdered sugar, weed, nothing, and indulge.