Happy Two Years to Me!
This is kind of wild to say, but two years ago exactly I posted my first post on Macheesmo. Looking back through my archives I then apparently took 11 days off to prepare for my second post on Macheesmo. I have no idea why it took me 11 days to make some freakin’ pork chops.
Anyway, these last two years have been awesome. I’ve met a ton of great people that I truly consider to be my friends, even though some of them I’ve never met in person. I’ve developed a food blog rivalry. I’ve written a book! I’ve written over 600 freakin’ posts that almost half a million people have read (!).
That’s frightening to me.
But seriously, allow me to gush for a second and say thanks to all of you who email me and comment on posts and read Macheesmo every freakin’ day. I have huge reader crushes on you all.
Like I did last year, I figured I would do a quick year in review type thing and pick my favorite recipe for every month in the last year.
So here it goes!
September 2009: Macheesmo Mud. This might be the recipe that I’ve made the most in the last year. Betsy and I will have this for dinner sometimes which is gross and awesome at the same time.
October 2009: Bloody Worms of Doom.This was a tough call, but given that it’s Halloween season I had to go with the worms. These were a blast to make and were really realistic looking.
November 2009: Homemade Coffee Liquor. I’m considering making a huge batch of this stuff this year and giving it out for Christmas presents. Don’t you wish we were related?
December 2009: Tater Tots. How could I not pick these? If there’s a better use for leftover mashed potatoes, I sure haven’t found it.
January 2010: Greek Nachos. These are a cool twist on a standard nacho recipe. The pita chips instead of tortilla chips kind of take it to another level.
February 2010: Spanakopizza. So I came up with this idea and figured that it had to have been done before. And I was right. Rachel Ray did it. Mine’s better though.
March 2010: Carnitas.Some of the best tacos I’ve ever made. Also I won an epic 5 hour game of Risk that night.
April 2010: Strawberry Pop Tarts.I noticed last week that I somehow still have one of these in my freezer. I bet it’s still pretty good.
May 2010: Roy G. Biv Smoothies. So this was kind of a joke post but a few of the smoothies turned out to be really good actually! I also learned that there are no truly blue foods in the world.
June 2010: Super Tomato Risotto. I could eat my own weight in this stuff. ‘Nuff said.
July 2010: Coffee Coffee Cake. It’s a coffee cake. Made of coffee. See what I did there?
August 2010: The Beet Burger. This had to make the list because A) it was pretty good and B) I received the most ridicule ever for it.
So there ya go! A year of my favorite posts. I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this for this long, but I’m really excited to see what the next year brings.
I hope you all stick along for the ride!