rouquefort bread pudding.... a slice of stinky cheese heaven
an annual event, I make brasied lamb shanks before summer heat arrives. we were a little late this year, but didn't let the tradition slide.
I braise them for 3-4 hours in a full bottle of red wine and a very rich chicken stock. I give them a crust of polenta, cinnamon, curry and other spices before the braising. there is also one banana and a bnuch of herbs from our garden in the mix... prep time is about 20 mins, before it spends the day in the oven.
kat made strawberry sorbet.
the exciting portion of our feast, (mostly exciting to me) was the ROQUEFORT BREAD PUDDING! it turned out just how I'd hoped.
I loved dragging that bread pudding through the gravy and washing it down with some Italian wines. situations like these are best shared with food/wine loving friends.
SUNDAY VIVA STREETS:
Kat and I tackled some technical upgrades the next morning, firmware updates to A/V equipment and DSLR. as more technology filters into commonn devices, I can see we will need to perform an update/firmware upgrade on other household devices. (the future) "sorry, you can't brush your teeth yet, I have to finish the firmware update on your brush".
we went for a walk over on the east side of Austin, east 6th street Viva Streets day.
we found a hipster styled merry go round at East Austin Pedal Pushers, where art and cycling get down together.
kat and I enjoyed some free Modello at Papi Tino's Cantina
#1 son found a piano there. he just walked straight up to it, and started playing.
several people enjoying mexican food and margaritas stopped and stared. people came in to see the young man who was now playing for a whole restaurant. strangers stood with their smart phones, taking video of him. he just played and played until we told him to stop, nearly 30 minutes.
marched along with the Minor Mishap
enjoyed some giant pretzels at Hi Hat Public House.
we watched some girls hanging out in a giant hanging hoop.... yeah, it was pretty good for a sunday stroll through east austin.