Ranch 616

Anyone want a margarita? Because I could sure use one. Especially this one from Ranch 616.

After an afternoon of game watching at J Black’s, Leah Pigg, Ellie Little, Luke Thompson and I decided to grab some dinner at Ranch 616. We got several different dishes and split everything, which is my favorite. I love being able to try several different things, especially when there are so many great choices!

After we ordered our drinks, we started things off with the Don Combo, fried oysters and bacon wrapped shrimp.

Close up of the bacon wrapped shrimp with ranch.

They kindly split our Ranch Slice of Ice, so this is a mini piece. Of course, extra pepper on mine!

This was a special, mahi mahi with tiger shrimp and topped with bananas. It was definitely different but awesome at the same time. Hopefully, I’ll make it back before they take this one off the menu!

Of course, bacon and cheese mashers on the side were gone in no time with this crowd.

This is Jalapeno Maize Chicken, quite delish.

They brought out these awesome biscuits at the end… not that I needed more carbs but I definitely helped myself 🙂

This picture didnt turn out as well but what would dinner be without dessert?

Poached Egg Salad

Ive been craving poached eggs lately. Not sure why, maybe I need more protein or something. Anyways, I decided to add a poached egg to my staple salad: spinach with strawberries, cucumber and avocado. Don’t be afraid… it may sound hard but I’ve had great success using this method to poach an egg.

1. Bring water to a “rolling simmer” not boiling but more than just a few bubbles.

2. Crack egg and place into a bowl with gentle edges so the yoke wont break as you pour it into the water. I used a glad tupperwear and it worked great!

3. Now begin to stir your “rolling simmer” water creating a little whirpool. Very carefully pour the egg into the center of the whirlpool. Now, here’s the tricky part, don’t pour too slowly or all the whites will get separated. A little of the whites will always boil off in my experience but you want to avoid as much as possible.

4. Scour the whites that boil off out of the top of the pot. Let the egg continue to cook for a few minutes. About 3 minutes but times may vary.

5. Have a folded paper towel ready to place the poached egg on after you carefully scoop it out.

6. Then I added the egg atop my usually salad:

  • Spinach
  • Quartered Strawberries
  • Chopped cucumber
  • ½ an avocado
  • Sprinkle with: Feta, Pepper, Garlic Sea Salt and

the secret ingredient Italian Seasoning

  • Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil

There you have it! Another one of my favorites… a fork and knife salad.

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