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Labor Day BBQ Fest: Smoked Pork Shoulder

Labor Day BBQ Fest: Smoked Pork Shoulder

This past Labor Day Weekend, we finally got around to doing something we’ve been talking about doing all summer – making some BBQ in the smoker. You might remember reading about RibFest 2013 a few months ago. Yes, 2013. It’s been a while. Too long. This time around, we decided to smoke a 4.5 pound … Continue reading

Isalita: Our Second Visit and Anniversary Dinner

Isalita: Our Second Visit and Anniversary Dinner

Hey friends! Hope you all had lovely weekends. I enjoyed quite a few fun activities this weekend, including our annual summer work gathering with fantastic food, as always. My plate was filled to the brim with fried chicken, BBQ’ed meats, creamy mac and cheese, grilled veggies (brussels sprouts, beets, sweet potatoes, squash, peppers, and the … Continue reading

Upnorth for the Fourth

Upnorth for the Fourth

As is expected of any true Michigander, I headed Upnorth for the Fourth this past week. I loved that the holiday was on a Friday this year! The huz and I also took vacation days from work on Thursday to make our weekend even longer. En route from Ann Arbor to Northern Michigan, we stopped … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 // Themes

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 // Themes

This weekend was so good for my soul. My Memorial Day Weekend can be summed up in four themes. 1. Drinks Cocktails at Happy Hour. Beer on the porch. Craft beer. Iced Coffee. Iced Tea. More Coffee. 2. Food Burgers on the grill. Wedge salad and steak at Blue Tractor. Homemade pasta salad. KFC, in … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Fondue

Valentine’s Day Fondue

Are you guys fondue fans? I love fondue! Though, I actually haven’t had fondue that many times in my life, now that I think about it. We did have a chocolate fountain / “chocolate fondue” at our wedding reception that was a big hit. And I’ve eaten at the Melting Pot twice before. This picture … Continue reading

My Birthday Weekend 2014 + Ann Arbor Freebies!

My Birthday Weekend 2014 + Ann Arbor Freebies!

This past weekend commemorates MegGoesNomNom’s four year blogiversary! Which also coincides with my birthday. Yep, I started this blog the day after my birthday four years ago. And I haven’t stopped nomming since. Here’s what I’m been nomming over the last few days, as I’ve been celebrating my birthday! I am all about birthday deals … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve & Aventura

New Year’s Eve & Aventura

Happy 2014! I love New Year’s celebrations. This year we began our “celebration” a day early, with our annual “New Year’s Feast” on December 30. We went with our old favorites this year: pigs in a blanket veggie pizza orgasmic cheese dip Read about our past New Year’s Feasts HERE. Every year since the huz … Continue reading

Christmas 2013 + Weekly Meal Plan

Christmas 2013 + Weekly Meal Plan

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for December 21-28: Saturday: Out to dinner at Bigalora <-review post coming soon Sunday: Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice <-post coming soon Monday: Leftover Cuban Pork with Beans and Rice Tuesday: Christmas Eve – family gathering at my aunt and uncle’s The huz and I: My … Continue reading

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Hey ya’ll. Today’s post is not food-related but I wanted to share our Christmas tree with you. MegGoesNomNom is gettin’ in the holiday spirit. The huz and I are quite excited because this is our first year of togetherness that we’ve had our own Christmas tree. As mentioned in my Thanksgiving post, getting the tree … Continue reading