Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meat and Potatoes again?

Luckily for us the meat is Sockeye Salmon served with Broccoli and mashers! So good! Betsy makes a cucumber dill sauce that really ties things together.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Long weekend

While sifting through our pictures from our recent 3-day weekend I realized a couple of themes. Theme One: Babies. Here's the first baby. Here's Jude visiting from Oregon for a couple hours on Friday night. Oh, Andy & Emily were also there but Jude tends to steal our attention because he lets us play with him while Andy & Emily prefer simply sitting around and talking.

And baby number two: Finn! Well, this pic is mostly Jeremy but Finn's little head is in there too. Which leads us to theme two of the weekend: Food. Lots and lots of food. We decided to try out Boogaloo's over in the Mission. Huge crowd, long wait, delicious (but HEAVY) brunch menu.
Since, when you have a baby in tow, sleeping time is limited, Liz & I checked out the menu while we were waiting outside.
This is when we decided that no matter what else happened, we would be sharing an order of biscuits and gravy.
Jeremy has his system down. He keeps Finn happily sleeping in the Baby Bjorn, puts a napkin on top of Finn's head and enjoys his brunch.

I order the egg, bacon & cheddar sammy on sourdough. I make a similar item for Steve and I at home sans 1 cube butter on the bread.
The vegetarian biscuits and gravy. Man. Those were good for approximately 3 bites. Then they were too much for my tummy to take.
Both Steve & Liz ordered eggs benedict. Very tasty. And those potatoes were delicious too. They had a hint of curry. I worked though.

Finn awakes from his slumber!!!
Boogaloo's brunch did us in for eating the rest of the day so we move forward to breakfast on Sunday. Bagels, cream cheese, grapefruit & hot chocolate. Maybe I love capers. Maybe I love them almost an embarrassingly large amount. I'm coming clean right here and right now. I love all things pickled. Steve got angry that I placed two rogue capers on his precious bagel.

Sunday afternoon I decided to braise some pork tenderloin until it was nice and delicious and shreddy for tacos that night w/the McMillan's. Tacos and Golden Globes were perfect.
You can't see the delicious pork in this picture b/c it's covered in the homemade salsa I made. I'm not sure why I couldn't stop cooking this weekend.
Finn's reaction to Ricky Gervais hosting the Globes.
And the last meal we documented this pas weekend was breakfast on Monday morning. Poached eggs (like my mom taught me) on sourdough english muffins from Arizmendi. There is nothing better than a perfectly poached egg.
Unfortunately I cooked these 30 seconds too long to be considered perfect. The yolks should be a bit runnier. But still a good effort that my mom would be proud of.
An important discovery: Do not mix grapefruit and cantaloupe in the same bowl. It was not harmonious.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our Kane's

The Kane's came to town a long time ago for a visit and we got to spend an afternoon with them while they were here. If you recall, the Kane's are our favorite neighbors ever...and part of it is because with the Kane's comes Sadie. The girl we wish belonged to us. And also Jude! We hadn't seen little Sadie since they moved and she seemed a bit hesitant when I was holding her.
But not when Steve was holding her! These two are like two peas in a pod and it's very annoying.
Once I realized I'd obviously lost Sadie to Steve, I decided to make a play for little Jude.
I didn't have a lot of time to make an impression so I had to wake him up. I'm pretty sure he likes me better than he likes Steve.
And while I was hanging out with Jude, Sadie was giving everyone in the room a powerful lesson based on the Book of Mormon.
And later on at Crissy Field, Sadie still liked Steve better than she liked me.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

St. Francis Fountain

Our good friends the McMillan's have been talking about St. Francis Fountain for ages and for whatever reason it took Steve & me ages to get there. Well last night as a reward for dragging myself back to work after a nice long vacation we rewarded ourselves with cheeseburgers, fries and a chocolate shake at St. Francis Fountain. So fantastic! Honestly the burger tasted down-home something you'd cook up yourself at a family BBQ. And the shake? Forget it. Even me, the non-ice cream lover loved it.

I decided on the bacon cheddar burger (don't judge was a tough day at work).

Steve had apx. 95% of our shake which I was okay with.

Steve had the mushroom swiss burger. Man...I could go for a burger right now.