My tummy is fat and happy right now, and it has been for pretty much the whole weekend.
On Saturday, we had Mikey’s dad and stepmom over for his dad’s belated birthday lunch. Dedicated Smokemaster Hubs (Mikey) woke up at 6am to start smoking a brisket. My work in the kitchen and on the grill began around 9am with three recipes — good old, tried and true hashbrown casserole, a new recipe for Grilled Peach Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella and Arugula and an easy peasy Betty Crocker box recipe for Cherry Chip cupcakes with cherry frosting.
The Grilled Peach Salad was so good that the recipe and photos would be a shame not to share. See the photo below, and get the recipe from Farm House Table here. I found it on Pinterest months ago and finally got the chance to try it out. It’s a perfect end-of-summer salad that tastes as good as it looks. And anyone who is not a fan of arugula because of its bitter taste will think again. Pairing it with the sweet peaches gives it a nice balance. And by the way, we should grill peaches (and other fruits, for that matter) more often.
After grocery shopping on Sunday, we rewarded ourselves with a trip to Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium, where I ordered the Cheesesteak sandwich and a milkshake for the first time. I chose the Salty Kisses shake, and mm mm mm! It is good. It contains chocolate chip morsels and actual chunks of pretzel in a creamy caramel swirl. The best part is that I didn’t polish the shake off entirely, so I’ve got a midnight snack waiting in the wings.
And then, this evening we went out with my BFF and her boyfriend to celebrate her belated birthday with dinner at Lola downtown. It was the last day of Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week, which means three course menus at multiple restaurants for $25. A real steal, considering I had crab cakes, chicken and waffles and bread pudding for a mere 25 bones. The chicken and waffles were in-credible, and of course, the company of our good friends was a pleasure too.
So tonight, I’ll be going to bed well-fed. And tomorrow it’s back to Project Slim at the gym. Hope your weekend was filled with good eats too!