Where has this week gone?! It’s Thursday for you but feels like a Friday for me :). I’m off to California tonight to go see my fabulous friend Meredith! And meet up with Anthony. He’s been out West all week, which means our dinner table looked like this:For some reason quiche has become my single girl meal. I like to drown my sorrows in bacon.But really. This time I tried a new crust recipe that calls for LARD. Well, actually, it calls for shortening but if you scroll through the comments (which I always do — best part of any recipe IMO), you’ll see that a reader named “grandma tomato” asks about using lard.Grandma tomato and I are on the same page. I thought this crust was pretty good! I still haven’t perfected my dough-rolling and presentation skills yet. Next time I’m going to go for the pretty pinched edges.Other eats this week: farro + roasted veggie salad, which I adapted from an orzo salad recipe from Cook Smarts. I figured if farro and orzo sound so similar, they must taste pretty similar?Loved this simple dish! It’s basically just roasted cauliflower and tomatoes on top of pasta and spinach. Jazzed up with feta, sundried tomatoes, and a creamy cilantro dressing. You can eat this salad cold or warm– and given the hot, humid weather lately I’ve been going for cold! I decided to change things up and run downtown yesterday. Anthony and I never really do the whole Broadway Street/honky tonk thing at night, but I party there all the time on weekday mornings when the bars are closed and empty.Pretty pedestrian bridge.Seven miles in the books! I don’t know why my arm is so orange in this photo. Maybe I’m turning into a pumpkin.And that’s a wrap! Time to pack my bags and get ready for a long flight later today. I may post late / not post at all tomorrow while I reorient myself in a new time zone
- Locals: Best honky tonk in town?
- Where would you rather run: Downtown/city or in a park?
- Have you ever used lard? Are you curious about it? Or do you think it’s gross?