Monday, October 18, 2010

Chocolate Milkshake at Stanley

A shake in old fashioned glass at a lunch counter makes me feel all nostalgic and happy.  I have already professed my love for Stanley's Breaux Bridge Benedict and the their milkshake is one to surely bring all the boys to the yard -- I love you , Stanley.  So in the spirit of the olden days, we're biking over to BJ's to see King James and the Special Men, 10ish.  I hope I see you there.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Potato Galette

Have you ever made on of these?  You should.  Could not be easier and so pretty.
preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Potatoes - enough to fill your skillet thinly sliced.  I used russet.
garlic - 2 or so big cloves, minced.  enough to sprinkle between layers
olive oil, herbs de provence & parmesan 
- enough to sprinkle between layers
iron skillet - this one is 6 inches in diameter
45 minutes in the oven
serve it with a big salad. Oh! and it goes so well with a dirty martini. YUM!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I also like Kale

It's 2010 and I discovered that just love kale.  I like it best when cooked in bacon fat!  I can enjoy it raw too, but not today:
Sweet Peas
Parmesan cheese
Squeeze of Lemon
coarse salt & cracked pepper
I could eliminate the bacon fat and substitute olive oil, but I don't want to!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I like Water.

Mississippi River - on the Ferry in New Orleans
Water was huge a huge part of my life growing up.  I was a 12 year member of the the swim team, we had a pool and our family vacations were (& still are) trips to the Beach.

Watch this: The Story of Bottled Water

Why am I posting this today?  Visit Blog Action Day 2010 to find out.

Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez 
If you must purchase bottled water then at least do something cool with the bottles and I'll try too.

Lake Superior - Northern Minnesota


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us

I married my guy six years ago this past weekend -- we celebrated with a leisurely lunch at Galatoire's.  The company (& the soft shells) were divine!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yesterday's Lunch

Sauteed Kale
Baked Sweet Potato
Whole Wheat Biscuits
Ginger Limeade
All Homemade by me!
(My guy loved it -- yay) 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Date Night

We took the recommendation of a favorite Chef and biked on over to Meson 923 in the warehouse district last night.  We were not disappointed.
Shrimp Ceviche
Duck Confit Papardelle
Crisp Maine Skate

Ice Creams & Sorbets