Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Okay, enough already...
I confess, I'm tired of this bitter cold weather already. Can we go back to low to mid-thirties? Please?
We ventured up to Mahoney State Park for lunch Saturday afternoon at the lodge. The views of the snow covered Platte Valley were fantastic. The food, ehhh, not so much. The Boy enjoyed a very tasty looking Angus burger which I wish I'd ordered, hindsight being what it is and all. Miss Mindy and I had the lunch buffet and she commented how the selections seemed to be driven towards the "senior set". But if you like comfort food (ie: bland) then you'd have been right at home. There was a large Boy Scout event going on and that may have influenced the menu as well. I was disappointed the huge fireplace wasn't lit but overall we had a nice lunch.
Sunday I made a batch of paneer cheese with a new hormone free milk. Palak paneer is on the menu for later this week. The milk tasted like milk but I'm glad for the opportunity to support a "local" business. Sunday dinner consisted of a roasted chicken with garlic-herb compound butter spread up under the skin, fricasseed brussel sprouts and roasted new potatoes with fresh rosemary. Now that was some tasty comfort food! I finished the evening off with a nice bit of Goslings Old Rum. Like a fine cognac, brandy or scotch, this stuff is truly a wonderful way to end the weekend.