Hi. Welcome back.
I needed a few weeks off to... I don't know. I needed a few weeks off.
So here's my cheese sandwich blog post: What I ate for lunch today.
This was strictly Cranky's doing. Damn, that man is getting good in the kitchen.
Our meal was inspired partly by food in the house that needed eating, and partly by these fabulous new dishes we bought yesterday. Heath Ceramics. Foot-wide shallow bowls (yeah, they're gargantuan) in subtle, suave glazes. (You have to go. They're having a sale.)
I can see servings of pasta in these bowls, or beans and braised lamb. Stewy things.
Today, Cranky heated up some leftover polenta and cut it into quarters. He oven-roasted some of the last of our backyard tomatoes. And then he sauteed shiitake mushrooms with onion and a little warm (not hot) backyard chili pepper.
Oh, dear god, it was better than the French Laundry. And easier.