Thankfully we managed to make it through the wedding with relatively only a few hiccups. Now when I say it I do mean RELATIVELY. When this group of people gets together, things tend to go a tad bit haywire. One person was bitten by a dog. A child was narrowly missed by a car. Another person ended up in the emergency room with a viral infection. And there was a minor breakdown due to the number of flowers being used to decorate the farmyard landscape… Pretty standard stuff for this group.
But once the stitches were done, the child was inside, the person got some medication, and the families were separated, everything was copacetic. Thankfully.
But now that I am done eating food that was made to feed the masses that come to a wedding, I am really looking forward to just eating the usual classic summer foods. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and bratwurst (all vegan of course). But even though I am returning to a classic, I still want to find a way to spice it up without going to insane. And what do these three things have in common?
Ever since my mom made her first batch of ketchup for us, I have been a little more than a bit obsessed with making my own ketchup. It is so amazing how much better it tastes when you make your own. Plus it just makes me a feel a little bit better knowing exactly what goes into it.
Viola! Your very own homemade ketchup! This recipe keeps just as long as normal ketchup but without all of the gross extra ingredients that are not needed for this tasty topper.
Once you get a hand at making this recipe, you can try out one these other three recipes. Or all of them. And give your ketchup that little extra kick to really spice up any meal.
That’s right! Gingerbread. Don’t knock it until you try it!
If you can’t tell by the types of mixes I made, I gradually became more and more confident with my recipes and what I added to them. Now I will admit that the gingerbread recipe is a little bit out there. But pair it with some of your less flavorful foods like french fries and you will be in heaven and never use regular ketchup again.