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What I had for dinner on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friends Anne and Ryan are in town for like a month. We have all been looking forward to going to Hitchcock together for a while, and they were able to get a babysitter for tonight, so we got reservations.

We got the chef’s tasting menu — we set a price limit of $40 and then [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Steak au poivre again, mostly following Julia’s instructions like before, except we used red wine instead of cognac.

Probably also kale and potatoes.

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A delicious rib steak au poivre, according to Julia. I let it sit at room temp for a few hours coated with white and black peppercorns roughly crushed in a mortar and pestle. We did not follow her directions for cooking it, as G. prefers Alton’s method, with a very hot (like 800°) cast iron [...]

What I had for dinner on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I think we had T-bone steak, prepared like this roast. I think we also had oven fries with squash sticks as well as potato sticks, and I think we also had kale.

What I had for dinner on Friday, January 20, 2012

We were a little stir-crazy after having been snowed in, more or less, all week. I worked from home all week because it wasn’t convenient and/or safe to get to Seattle. (My bus didn’t run for most of the week due to snow and ice.)

Anyway, we were feeling like shut-ins so we went out [...]

What I had for dinner on Friday, December 23, 2011

Chicken fried steak!! Kitsap-grown top round steak, dredged in homegrown duck eggs and homemade/homegrown goat milk whey (left over from a cream cheese attempt), then in organic Utah flour, homegrown cayenne, and regular S&P. Loosely following this Serious Eats recipe for the steak breading, at least.

G. also made gravy with Butler Green Farms pork breakfast [...]

What I had for dinner on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

G. and I met up at trivia, which we sometimes attend with a bunch of his friends at the Madison. After that we went with friend K. to the nearby Café Presse which is related to Le Pichet, one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Café Presse (and Le Pichet) are totally cozy, even [...]

What I had for dinner on Sunday, October 23, 2011

We processed turkeys all day. It is tiring. We hadn’t seen G’s mom in a long time so we made plans for dinner at one of our favorite places, Hitchcock. G. and I like to get the chef’s tasting menu when we go, but this time it made more sense to just order off the [...]