This Week’s Eats: 11/16/12

Eric has mastered homemade chili! He made this delicious batch last weekend, using beef, beans, chocolate, and homegrown habanero peppers! We ate it on and off all week, and it was so good. I’m ready for another batch any time… hint, hint.

Of course we went to Fado on Sunday morning to watch Liverpool’s passable draw with Chelsea. Though we ate ham and eggs on toast before heading out, I couldn’t resist having a Guinness and bag of cheese and onion crisps during the second half.

Of course, we also had this amazing plate of bangers and mash—Garlic Cauliflower Mash, with generous lashings of Stella’s Special Mushroom and Onion Gravy. Now that it’s properly autumn here, I will be making some variation of bangers and mash weekly!

On a whim, I bought some miniature chocolate eclairs at 7-Eleven. I had them for breakfast with coffee. They were awesome.

Continuing the junk food trend, I also had a “Taco Supreme” from Taco Bell. Because I got it for free, with the coupon on the back of my football ticket.

Thanks to my friend T, I got to go to last week’s game against Iowa State. We won, and there was a moving tribute to Darrell K Royal. It was a great day.

We still have so many fresh jalapeños that I don’t even know what to do with all of them. We’re going to make some cheesy jalapeño cornbread soon, but, in the meantime, I made this roasted chile and sour cream sauce! It’s great on eggs, as you can see.

Eric also made some sweet and minty syrup with some of the huge crop of mint we have taking over our front balcony. So we’ve been having mint juleps in the afternoons! Can’t complain about that.

I threw together a quick rice dish with mushroom and peas, as well as leftover Mushroom and Onion Gravy. These were some really tasty mushrooms.

Finally, I went to happy hour at Sagra with my friends Rolee and Alex. In fact, I’m going back tonight, for their penultimate dinner service (at least at this location). Go out and support them as they try to transition into a new space – though, as it’s their last weekend, you’ll need reservations!

We had the Pizza Sagra and the Aglio e Salsiccia pizza, my favorite, made with their amazing, slightly sweet, in-house sausage.

I’m really heartbroken about Sagra’s closure. Tonight is going to be tough.


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