Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend meat preparations

Hit Rare Cuts Meat, which just opened Uptown on Magazine and Nashville. They just opened last week, and they are still waiting on one of their refrigeration units to come on line, so it was a relatively limited selection of awesomeness.

Also, I was handed a bloody mary upon entering, so I was predisposed to like the place.

We bought a giant ribeye steak, which I pan fried up using this recipe. It was great, because it didn't smoke up the entire apartment. Opened a bottle of Breggo 2007 Syrah from our California trip, drank the bottle with Tom, using a little bit to make a pan sauce with mushrooms.

Also purchased: 2 thick cut pork chops, which I cooked up with white wine, chicken stock, and asian pears from the farmers market. Served it with a baby arugula and cherry tomato salad. We drank Full Sail LTD 3, a lager style beer which seemed appropriate for the meal.

We also got pepper crusted thick slab bacon, which was eaten for breakfast this morning, and a crafish-green onion smoked sausage, which Tom may fashion in a jambalaya-esque fashion.

Ooh, need to take my red beans and rice out of the freezer for tomorrow, I wore this shirt today to remind myself.

This week will be a busy one- I'll be working at NPN for 3 days and working on the KaBOOM build on Wednesday and Friday! You can read about KaBOOM here and a little bit about our specific project this week here.

And we'll have our first guest here at the end of the week! We spent a lot of time configuring the office today to get the air mattress in there comfortably. That was the big project of the day. Yesterday was cruising Magazine Street to go to various stores, including a barber for Tom and a gift card donation for Build Day for me. A quiet weekend, but a good one.

Oh! We used our Living Social coupon for Cafe Atchafalaya for breakfast/brunch on Saturday. I had the steak and eggs and Tom had the Bananas Foster french toast. The steak and eggs were good, and the home fries that came with them were *excellent*. Best I've had for a long, long time. Tom loved his french toast, it came with a boozy syrup/sauce and was made with french bread. They also had a make your own bloody mary bar (mmmm, pickled okra) and the coffee was very tasty. It was our one meal out all weekend!

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