I cooked our dinner tonight, which while well within my capabilities is not something that I get to do too often. I was one for two on the dishes. Being a man, I had to grill, so I put some Pearl's Kountry Klub All Beef hot dogs on the grill, served them on mushy "New England" style buns (also grilled) and served them up with spicy mustard, "hot" chili relish (more sweet than hot), some green relish and a little Chicago-style flourish, celery salt. Very tasty.
Earlier in the day we bought some beautiful pea pod tendrils at the Super 88 in Allston (if you were there, you may have heard our screaming toddler). We love these when we eat out so I cooked them up at home with some garlic, stir fried in a big pan and then left to steam a little bit. Sadly, they were stringy, tough and bitter, nearly inedible (although aforementioned toddler gamely tried a few bites). Does anyone out in blogland know why they turned out so badly, or know how to cook them properly?
Highlights of the holiday weekend included a nice visit with my folks, my girls being adorable in my mom's kiddie pools, the weather and rubbing my father's nose in the travails of the Yankees (the Connecticut Yankees vs. Red Sox schism runs straight through my family). Lowlights included the toddler's tantrums and weird sun rash and having to make a shiva call today on an associate from work who lost his mother very suddenly. It made me thankful that my folks are still around to bug me.