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Spring Cleaning started early this year.

wimberley tire rope swing

With warm winter weather in town for the weekend, we ran down to Wimberley to clean up our cabin.  We'd sort of been avoiding the place (long story, don't ask).  The boys enjoyed some time on the tire swing while we mopped the floors and shoveled mud.  A record rainfall (17 inches) had caused a real mess.  It's all clean now.  We might start going down regularly again...  it's time to move forward. 

wimberley tire rope swing fun

napa valley red wines

I cleaned the screen room Sunday for dinner at home.  We enjoyed red wines from Napa ('08, '07 and '07).  Good Juice!

susan spicer's bayona garlic soup

I made Susan Spicer's garlic soup.  It's a great winter weather dish that is easy to make, but not so pretty.  I added a spoon of parsley herbed ricotta (green swirl in the middle of the gravy looking soup)

celery root au gratin celeriac

I also made celery root au gratin.  Only two weeks into the new year and I've used up all my Pecorino and Scharfe Maxx

screen room fireplace west lake hills modern

The evening was just cool enough for us to gather around the fire after eating. 

gordon freeman headcrab half-life 2 valve orange box

Then the headcrab showed up.  #GordonFreeman

Caessar salad from flour and vine austin

Kat and I also redeemed a "Amazon Local" deal.  We enjoyed a ridiculous amount of food on a prix fix meal at Flour and Vine.  Kat was really impressed by the enourmous Parmasean crisp taco shell that contained the caesar salad.  #1 son should come with us next time, he LOVES Caesar Salad.  The redfish main course was delicious.  I didn't really care for the wine, it was way overpriced for what it was. 

flour and vine redfish austin

My usual complaint with Prix Fix meals, the dessert course.  The waitress suggested the chocolate cake was "shareable".  I now understand that to imply it's way too big for one human to consume.  For us, we could barley eat half.  I broke my rule of no sweets (especially chocolate) in the evening and I was rewarded with insomnia. 

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