To say that life has been busy would be an understatement. Rare is the week when I don't cook, but this week has been one of those eating out weeks. According to a 2013 study, 58 percent of Americans eat out once a week. This past week we managed to eat out three times. It's a bad habit to rely on the kabob shop or the local pub for takeout. Thankfully I was able to get myself into the kitchen and throw together these delicious enchiladas (recipe from Rick Bayless). We washed them down with a couple of El Diablo cocktails.
Spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs and bacon has been one of our go to dinners this summer. It's ridiculously simple but so delicious. The original recipe, from Smitten Kitchen, doesn't call for bacon, but we all know that bacon makes everything better. We paired this with our favorite rose from County Line Vineyards.
Yeah, a fresh bowl of blueberries with yogurt and iced coffee after an eight mile run is perfection.
A series of meals and cocktails from the past week.
This is one of our recent favorite no cook dinners for when it's too hot. You can find the recipe here. I added some rotisserie chicken and skillet roasted peanuts.
My latest post-run breakfast is kinda perfect.
This might be the most wonderful rose that I've ever had. Bone dry with barely any sweet with the perfect amount of acidity and a beautiful pink color.
Maybe not the best business trip ever but damn, I managed to make the best of it by having some killer meals.
First up was a miso braised pulled pork banh mi from the BonMe food truck. This was effing amazing.
Oh wait, maybe this was my first meal. In Newton, MA. Great pizza.
Followed by a couple of cocktails at Ward 8.
I feasted at Neptune Oyster on oysters from Pemaquid, ME and Island Creek, Mass. Oh and a delicious lobster roll.
After Neptune Oyster and a couple glasses of rose I stumbled upon Mike's Pastry. This was the scene at 9:30 on a Tuesday night. I like cannolis but this was a bit much.
This was a hell of a messy burger topped with bacon and cole slaw. Yeah, it was awesome. I needed this after a craptacular day. The shot of Four Roses yellow label and a delicious old fashioned helped to ease the pain.
And the I ended this trip with more oysters and beer.
Oh yeah, and a lobster roll and more beer.
So long Boston. Hope to see you again soon!