This has been the most wonderful day! It has been dark and rainy with the
occasional thunderstorm rolling through. Not the big scary kind of
storm, but storms out in the distance where I can hear the thunder rolling
but no frightening flashes of lightning.
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours trimming a beef tenderloin we
purchased when we went to Costco last weekend. It takes a while to
remove the silver skin and the excess fat, but I was able to get fifteen
good sized filets, so I was happy. I had some end pieces left that I
decided to use for beef bourguignon, so I put that together today.
Of course, the kitchen smells so good with the aromas of bacon, garlic,
onion and red wine.
While I was in the process of cooking all the elements of the stew, David
called. He was in Houston today on business and called to ask me if I
wanted him to bring home BBQ from Otto's. We thought Otto's had closed and
we were really sad to think it was gone. It was one of the first BBQ
places David took me to when we were first dating years ago in Houston.
It was an old shack on Memorial Drive near the park. Not fancy, but
really good. David learned that the Stafford location was still open, and
since it's on his way back to Victoria, he offered to pick up dinner.
Of course I said yes! My stew could cool, spend the night in the
fridge, and we can have it tomorrow when it will taste even better.
Tonight we can dine on Otto's BBQ and relive precious memories
that gave me some time to get back to my granny squares.
I think I have a new addiction ;-)
Bentley ~ Daddy's brining home smoked brisket. I think there
will be plenty and you can have some too. Bentley is willing to
get up from his rainy day nap for brisket!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley