For our poolside Memorial Day party, chips and e.’s delicious homemade salsa.
He also made us some raspberry lemon iced tea with mint. Refreshing!
We grilled burgers, corn on the cob, and Giada’s Lemon-Cumin Chicken.
Our friends Mike and Laura brought these amazing, spicy Cowboy Burgers from Central Market, which we topped with cheddar slices, grilled, and served on jalapeño buns. A great pairing!
e. surveying his cheese pie at Salvation Pizza. It was good.
Beer flight at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. They have some great beers; recommended.
They were also seemingly the only place in Fredericksburg that serves pretzels! That mustard was out of control, though. So hot.
Sausage sampler plate, Fredericksburg Brewing Company. Very good, especially the German potato salad. A lot of food, and a good deal.
Breakfast for dinner: a minimalist version of our favorite meal at Fado, the Hangover Sandwich. This one’s just fried eggs and bacon on fried sourdough. Yes, fried, not toasted. Like in England. Well dench, innit.
One of Eric’s mint juleps, with homegrown mint and homemade syrup.
Hazelnut and chocolate gelato, double macchiato, Lavazza Espression on Congress. Dolce far niente, y’all.
Dinner: blue corn tortillas, refried black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, Cholula sauce, sour cream, and homegrown jalapeños!
Read about my nacho theory, and see my vegan nacho recipe, here.
Lots of things taste as good as skinny feels. Like this hunk of brie, salami, and pecans I had for lunch.
Super decadent breakfast tacos: fresh corn tortillas with refried black beans, scrambled eggs with cream, grated cheddar, Cholula sauce, and bacon.
Perfecting my biscuit recipe.
Biscuits, butter, and Gruene Three Berry Jam. Nom.
Lunch special at El Mer. One cheese enchilada with sour cream sauce, one beef taco, rice, and black beans. Oh, and a $3.50 margarita. Oh, yes.
Gyro plate at Kismet Cafe. Prettttttty good.
Dad’s Roman Holiday. Recipe here.
My Old School Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas with The Fieldmarshal’s Old School Tex-Mex Sauce. They turned out kind of flat (the horror!), because my tortillas were old, but they were darn tasty. Not pictured: raw, diced white onions, added to the top. Crunch, crunch.
We finally made it to Contigo. These tempura fried green beans were delicious.
A salad of wilted arugula, onions, mushrooms, and spicy dressing, Contigo.
Contigo salumi and pâté plates, Contigo. The foreground is rabbit pâté.
I’m just going to go ahead and call it now. This will be the summer of German sausage plates for me and e.; Contigo.
SAUSAGE PLATES. I can only manage to eat one at a time, but otherwise…SAUSAGE PLATES. I really need some good potato salad soon too.
YES. SAUSAGE PLATES. The best. The big German one was a real accomplishment, even for two people. But the potato salad went fast – it was so good!