Mondays can be tough at the office. You've just returned from a weekend of relaxation and now it's time to get back to the grind, so we try to make things a little easier by revisiting the weekend fun with #weekendeats. Every Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. we host a #weekendeats chat on Twitter, where people tweet us pictures and recipes of what they ate over the weekend using the #weekendeats hashtag.
This week, the chat was especially memorable with some unique eats, the most unusual being an inventive way to eat Spam in the form of a Spam musubi push-pop -- a genius invention from the blog JustJennrecipes.com. Some of the other highlights included a skirt steak made with an Ethiopian chile paste called awaze from Aliya LeeKong, a recipe from FineDiningLovers.com for paratha, Indian flatbread, and a picture of a foie gras, scallop, spinach and brown sugar reduction shared by Twitter user @Carolineoncrack.
For those with a sweet tooth, we had a couple of unconventional desserts that were definitely worth a second look. Blogger Carol Sacks shared a recipe for spicy brown butter chocolate chip cookies with Mexican Style chocolate and oats from her blog inmediasrecipe.com, and Hong and Kim of the blog The Ravenous Couple shared a recipe for macaron ice cream sandwiches made with black sesame macarons and matcha green tea ice cream.
After the chat, we ask people to upload pictures of their #weekendeats to our What did you eat this weekend? photo gallery. We're going to start featuring some of the photos right here on Daily Dish, so be sure to check back for more #weekendeats fun throughout the week.
Hope to see everyone next Monday morning on Twitter! It's sure to be a drool-worthy good time.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Screen shot of an excerpt of the Monday morning #weekendeats food chat on Twitter.