It was a Thursday evening, Kevin and I had a scheduled Yelp Elite event. He got caught up at work and had to stay late. With traffic and all, it looked like we were going to be super DUPER late. So we just kept driving to head down to The Pearl Brewery. After about 30 to 40 minutes in San Antonio traffic, we made it. We parked and walked around to decide where we were gonna have dinner. A Thursday night date is what it turned into and it was awesome! Continue reading “Sternewirth + Cured At Pearl”
So, Friday was date night so Royce spent the night at his grandparent’s house. The next morning Kevin kept this super secret about where we were gonna go for breakfast. I got all dolled up and off we went. We drove out of our neighborhood and made our way towards the highway. Or did we? Nope, Kevin stopped right there at this cute cafe called Cafezinho. We’ve passed by it multiple times because we literally live down the street. It always looked pretty busy on the outside and I’ve always wanted to try it. So here we were! Cafezinho is a small cafe and restaurant located in Selma, TX that is family owned. Everyone there was so friendly and ensured our breakfast experience was great.
So, having a kid you forget to enjoy the simple things in life because you’re so busy. Kevin and I decided to go to breakfast as a family one morning since it had been a while. I pulled up my bookmarks and we chose NOLA Brunch and Beignets. The menu sounded superb. The sound of New Orleans cuisine in San Antonio was the perfect thing to fill our hungry bellies.
After about three hours of studying veterinary terminology, my brain felt raw yesterday. After all that work, I wanted to enjoy something hearty and very yummy for dinner. Something that would stick to my bones to bless me with a good nights sleep. Kevin ran to the store before he came home from work to check out the meat section at H-E-B. Lamb chops were the winner. They were cut up and packed fresh by the butcher. For dinner, we enjoyed rosemary lamb chops, dill and garlic asparagus, and scalloped potatoes. I’ve been making my scalloped potatoes for years and I can’t believe I haven’t shared my recipe with you guys yet! People would beg me for the recipe whenever I would bring them for a work potluck. They are super simple, you just have to put your time and effort into it. I also wanted to test out our new mandolin. Haha.
Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven. I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it. Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings. This time, I made a marinade. I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in. Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.