Fitbomb is a huge Giants fan. Me, not so much. But I love having friends over for dinner, so Game 2 of the World Series was the perfect excuse to have a mid-week get-together. Plus, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I HAD to order the 4505 Meat’s World Series DELUX CSA pack. Wanna see what came in it?
See the chicharrones on top? Sadly, there’s a whole mess of non-Paleo goodies underneath, including Acme hotdog buns, spicy peanut cracker jacks, a box of chocolate pretzels and cream cheese brownies, homemade fritos…
Here’s everything laid out:
I’m glad I got the DELUX pack because the regular World Series CSA pack (sans sausages) really was just a snack box without much in the way of Paleo-friendly eats.
Since I gotta have some greens with my meal, I supplemented the meaty treats with three veggie sides. I sous vided some carrots (butter, salt, and pepper in the SousVide Supreme set at 185 F for 35 minutes) and seasoned them with Trader Joe’s Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. I also roasted off some romanesco broccoli with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and when I plated the dish, I added a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar. For my last veggie side, I made marinated roasted bell peppers. Yes, the same ones I make all the time.
Here’s my dinner plate:
How were the meats? The brisket was tasty but the portion that came in the cooler was extremely skimpy. I could have finished it all myself as a light snack. I enjoyed the chicken ‘n beer brat but I would’ve liked it to have a little more snap. I was not a big fan of the Gigante dog. The flavoring was fine but the texture was a little too mushy for me. What can I say? I like my sausage meat firm. Ewwww. Gross.