this only happens around 10 times a year: holidays plus our birthdays.
we've developed a tradition of eating in. i cook dinner and we eat until our button pops.
i can honestly say that i'm very thankful for this family of mine and i cant wait to see what the future holds for us.
now, when it comes to these 10 or so dinners, i try to go over the top. the whole 5 course meal or what not. but this time, i decided to keep it short and simple...well somewhat. i wanted to try something new and go a little outside the box.
so heres what we had:
- asparagus salad - shave a bundle of asparagus (~12), toss with a vinaigrette (juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper), shave extra parmesan cheese on top.
- spinach salad with a red wine vinaigrette (equal parts red wine vinegar and olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar to taste) - tossed with cherry tomatoes, red onion with shaved parmesan cheese.
went over to the back abbey with a couple friends/coworkers this past week to try their famous back abbey burger. i've been hearing a lot of hype on this little joint so i wanted to go and try this place of myself.
little joint is a nice way to explain this place i think. super cozy little pub: you need to seat yourself. with a wide selection of beers, we decided to go with the beers suggested by our waitress.
tried this beer with their "pommes frites" - french fries- "fresh kennebec potatoes fried twice and served with horsradish chice sauce, roumelade, and ketchup" - (its friend in duck fat)
choice of burger: the back abbey burger of course-it shares the name of the joint, must be good right? - "6oz dry-age grind burger with aged gouda, mustard aioli, caramelized onion, niman ranch bacon, and micro greens served on a brioche bun"
it was pretty good i must say.
not sure though, i think i'm still more of a fathers office fan.