Saturday, January 06, 2007
Over the Christmas break, there was much traveling to be done.
There was the trip up to Toledo, then back down to Cinci, then over to Olney, further over to St. Louis, back To Olney and finally home to Cincinnati. It was a long week, but we got a lot of enjoyment out of it all. Family, friends, and of course, the food.
The two major deal-eee-ohs were my Pibil and Maragritas, always a treat to make, and a stop at Fitz's in St. Louis.
Fitz's was a great experience. The food was good and the place was in a nice Ann Arbor-esque neighborhood. I had the River City Burger and a French Fries. And, to be honest, THAT was how a burger is supposed to be. The bacon was cooked perfectly, the burger was done exactly to my specifications, and the french fries were a fluffy golden peek at Heaven.
To finish things off, Kerrie and I split a Root Beer Float. A massive mug of Root Beer topped with five scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream. Oh yeah, we killed that bitch.
After many hours in the car, over the span of 10 days, it was good to come home. Being away from home gave me time to think about some of the things I want to be doing - especially in the kitchen. Tomorrow I'll be making Guinness Braised Pork, and I'm hoping on Monday to make a nice dish of Ravioli, Italian Sausage, and a Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce. Despite the fact that we're not having a winter this year, I still feel the desire to make some homey comfort food.
Speaking of being in the Kitchen, Kerrie's sister Sue got me the 7" Santoku knife I've been after for a while. It was shipped via UPS and somehow things got... kookie. First off, UPS couldn't deliver the package because there was no apartment number listed. Instead, they sent me a post card, TO OUR APARTMENT, to tell me I had to pick it up at the UPS hub in Sharonville. (Try not to think about the irony of that scenario or your brain might cave in on itself.) After a quick dinner, Kerrie and I went over to their hub and I picked up the package. The rest of the story you can pick up from my puzzled facial expressions...
"I'm a minimum-wage renegade..."
- Mojo Nixon
"I hear the Jury is still out on 'Science'..."
- Gob Bluth, Arrested Development
"This moment is so great I want to have Sex with it..."
- Dr. Cox, Scrubs