Deep Dark Truthful Mirror: Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places
Last week, The Wife and I made this delicious Angel Hair with Meatballs. The Meatballs are Beef and Sweet Sausage with garlic, Parmesan, Parsley, etc... The Red Sauce is crushed tomato, garlic, onion, fresh basil, red wine...the usual suspects. This was way better than what I've eaten in a long time. It was based on a Cook's Illustrated recipe that I tweaked a bit.
Since we were celebrating my birthday, some time late in the evening, The Wife threw together a birthday cake-- lemon infused cake with a cream cheese frosting topped with coconut. It may sound like an odd combination, but I loved it.
Meanwhile, life moves on at the restaurant. Each day brings a new challenge, a new chance to test my limits. New learning is around every corner. Some people love the food, some don't. I can't bother with reviews still. I understand their importance but, in too many ways, they are too distracting. Often times I think I am at the limit of my tolerance (heat, stress, etc...) and somehow the dust clears. Just like life.
Today's song pretty much sums up where I'm at...
SONG OF THE DAY: THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, "This Year"
From The Mountain Goats album "The Sunset Tree" on 4AD Records.