First of all, how come it is Wednesday already??? I am pretty sure that someone is messing with my personal time/ space continuum and that I have been thrust into a different dimension.
In other news, my missing house keys finally showed up. (In the center of console of my car - a place I never put anything.) This may not excite the rest of the world, but I have been looking for them for over a month. (It wasn't the house keys I was worried about, it was the mail key - getting a replacement key from the USPS was not a road that I wanted to travel down...)
Life is so complicated, sometimes.
Do you know what wasn't complicated? This (um, I mean last) week's French Fridays with Dorie.
I suppose this dish could have been more complicated if had I followed the directions for the raw tuna; however, since I took the "bonne idee" approach and turned the dish into an avocado and mango salad with cooked shrimp on top (a link to the original ceviche recipe can be found below). We really enjoyed this as a salad and thought it would have been nice to eat along with some grilled fish during the heat of summer. Since it was 40F and not very summer-like, this salad was paired with a more seasonal entree (that was also uncomplicated) of lemon-pepper paparadelle with shrimp.
Speaking of seasons and change and all that stuff, I really enjoy spending time in NYC after all the kids have headed back to school and the tourist population has somewhat receded.
While we were there, we went to the 9/11 Yankee game. (Yes, we really were that close to Jeter.)
We revisited La Grenouille (I was craving a souffle...) and took a ride over to Williamsburg (Brooklyn) and hung out for the day. While in Williamsburg, we took a tour of the Mast Brothers Chocolate factory - a bean to bar chocolate maker. And of course, when one is in Williamsburg, one must eat... Just because.
I think we could have scheduled a second day in Brooklyn for the sole purpose of bakery hopping. I am so keeping that in the hopper for a future trip!
A late night stroll through Times Square on a Saturday Evening was also in the cards.
A trip (trips) to my favorite bakery was also in order. (The marcarons and croissants just couldn't be denied).
I can't stop thinking about those macarons.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for Dorie's Tuna and Mango Ceviche can be found here.