Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Suite Tasting

I don't have a recipe for this post, but I do have food talk and pictures. Last night we attended the annual suite menu for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Basically they invite all of the suite holders to come in and taste a lot of the items on the menu for the upcoming year and being that our office is a suite holder it's a pretty fun event to go to. Some pictures are a little blurred, but I didn't want to draw attention to myself by using flash.

You know you're in Texas when we have our own carpet.

We started out with the shrimp display which had a really nice ice block.

Then moved on to the Southwest Ranch Salad, Chipotle Potato Salad, Baby Back Ribs, Blackend Catfish and Tamales.

Next we tasted the Peppered Tenderloin and Wild Cherry Chipotle Smoked Turkey Breast, Twice Baked Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables at the carving station.

The also had an open bar with beer and wine. Not too bad of a dinner if I say so myself. My favorite is always the Chipotle Potato Salad and Peppered Tenderloin which was cooked perfectly. It always amazes me as to how much they charge for food in a suite. Just to give you a sample a 6-pack of soda is $12, seven layer dip is $90, apple pie is $80 and a buttermilk pie is $70. Now if any of you are willing to pay me that I will make you all the pies you want!

So since I slacked off and got out of making dinner last night it's back to the kitchen for me. I'll have a new recipe tomorrow, have a great week!


  1. Allie, please try to sneak me in next year (grin). I know the costs are outrageous, but the food sounds great.

  2. How nice to be invited to taste those yummy food! :)

  3. Seriously...only in TX do you see state themed carpet! Perfect example of why outsiders don't love TX :)