It depends. Regionally, booze is more often used to mean the hard stuff here. And no, I have never distilled. But I brew my own wine and beer. Our most recent was a chocolate hazelnut porter and it came out soooo good. Cutesy mixes like that aren't always my first go-to, but it seemed like it would be a good flavor for holiday gifts and since that is the intention I'm extra glad it came out so well!
Oooh.... add scallops to my list. I think I could survive on beef and seafood for every meal for the rest of my life.
spaghetti/pasta and soup
I don't tend to go out to really expensive places, but occasionally I love prime rib, and seafood like very fresh fish or crab and lobster.
I've made my own kahlua, and it's yummy if I do say so myself. :p
it's a combination of sugar, brandy, coffees, and vanilla beans. the recipe is in my journal under a kahlua tag - the hardest part is waiting for it to sit and become extra delicious. :p
Beans and rice.
Yes. I've made hard cider and beer, and I have 11 gallons of plum wine brewing right now.
Burgers or nachos though potatoes and pasta are delicious too and probably cheaper
sushi and steak
no, but my old roommate made wine
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Hummus and Pita chips
Scallops wrapped in bacon
I've made my own wine
Happy Hour hors d'oeuvres.
Sort of. Jungle juice.
Grilled cheese, pb&j, rice
different types of mushrooms, tibetan food
Spaghetti! Or tacos. Or hot dogs from Dirty Frank's, if we're talking about going out somewhere.
A nice standing rib roast with a side of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and some kind of green veggie. Christmas day lunch in my family.
I have not.
Mmm.... you just reminded me of how much I love my in-laws Christmas meals. My FIL usually does a standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding and roasted potatoes for Christmas dinner and the night before friends of the family have a party and do a beef fondu with hollandaise (with some sides I don't like so I just eat a ton of fondu beef... yum).
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Inexpensive? I can get two orders of steamed shrimp dumplings and an order of egg rolls to go from the dim sum place in town for less that I would spend on fast food, so I often do that when I'm in a rush. Mmm... I think I'll get that tomorrow. Cheap? I dunno... Ramen?
Snow crab, filet mignon, prime rib, mussels. Drench in garlic and butter and eat. Nom.
Nope. Not much into drinking, certainly not enough to distill/brew my own.
I was already hungry. This post made me even hungrier, if you can't tell from my comments. :P
spicy cabbage or meatloaf
sashimi or brie with baguette (ok not expensive but to me it is!!!)
Yes, we make wine, beer, cider, and anything else that can be fermented.