The Weekend Dish: 9/25/2010

Happy Monday folks! Due to a technical glitch, this post didn’t go out as scheduled on Saturday, so we’ll ease into Monday by trying to keep the weekend around a little while longer!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and enjoying what seems to be a bit of an Indian Summer out here in the east. I can’t lie though – I’m not a huge fan. I don’t like the extreme heat during the summer months (a max of 80 would be just fine by me), so once we roll into the end of September and it’s supposed to be cool, I expect it to stay that way! It seems though that after we cool down this weekend the heat will be behind us and I can finally enjoy a hot chocolate without feeling like a traitor to the seasons. What do you have going on this weekend? Anyone going apple picking?  As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Then, some random life and a quick question I’d love your input on. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers Football Jersey Cookies – Cookies to celebrate the football season, Go Steelers! (Make them for your favorite team!)

White Sicilian Pizza with Flaky, Pastry-Style Crust – A replica of a popular white pizza from a local pizza shop.

Ode to Chocolate and Peanut Butter – All of my favorite peanut butter/chocolate recipes, because it’s my favorite dessert combination!

Most Viewed Recipe This Week: White Sicilian Pizza with Flaky, Pastry-Style Crust

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Apple Pandowdy (Sugarcrafter)
I didn’t know what a pandowdy was before seeing this recipe, but now I’m certain that I need to eat one!

Hi Hat Cupcakes (Bakerella)
Super, super cute cupcakes!

Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Cookies (Two Peas and Their Pod)
A close second to my peanut butter and chocolate obsession is peanut butter and banana. I can’t wait to make these cookies; I know I am going to love them!

Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel (Ezra Pound Cake)
Absolutely gorgeous muffins. And who can say no to pumpkin, cream cheese and streusel?

Rustic Rosemary Garlic Bread (goodLife {eats})
One of the best parts of fall is fresh, homemade bread. This sounds absolutely fantastic and would be perfect with many popular soups and stews.

Weekend Fun

You might remember me telling  you last week that I was heading out to HFStival last Saturday to see some older bands. We got there in time to catch the last three acts (the ones we really wanted to see): Everclear, Billy Idol and Third Eye Blind. Everclear was, well… they made me feel old. And they forgot the words to one of the songs. But, they closed with Santa Monica, which rocked and I was happy to hear it live. Then came Billy Idol. Hello, old-but-still-got-it iconic rock star!

And basically, Billy stole the show. I can’t figure out for the life of me why he wasn’t the headliner, but he really should have been. Dancing with Myself, White Wedding, and especially Rebel Yell were all phenomenal live. Once he was done, Third Eye Blind came on, but truly, most anyone following that Billy Idol performance just wasn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off. So we headed for the exit early to beat the traffic after hearing a couple of our favorite Third Eyed Blind songs.

I’ve also been catching the Pens’ preseason games, thanks to online streaming, the radio and NHL Network reruns. Why can’t they just put all of the preseason games on TV? I find it hard to believe that Pittsburgh residents would prefer to see the Pirates lose their 110th game over Penguins preseason action, especially in a new arena. All in all, the boys of winter are looking great. It’s hard to tell since the rosters change so much from game to game, but we’ve got wins under our belt and some of the younger guys are looking good. And then of course there’s Sid…

Sidney Crosby

All business. All the time.

And last but not least, my fantasy football team is continuing to roll. 2-0 now, hope I can keep it going!

Your Input

So, I’ve got a question for ya. Here’s the deal. I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback about this little Saturday ditty I’ve got going on here, chatting about life, random stuff, sports, etc. I’d love to start writing about these things more often, but I also don’t want it to interfere with the food, so I’m thinking of adding one or two sections to the site for random ramblings about everyday stuff, and also about sports. I would create separate feeds so if you didn’t want it showing up in your RSS or email it wouldn’t. What do you all think? Yea or nay? Would you read it? Would it get in the way of the food? Would love your honest feedback; thanks in advance!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Is anyone baking anything or doing anything in the kitchen?