I've been feeling particularly blessed as a sports fan this month. The Angels swept the Dodgers for the first time ever at Dodger Stadium. USC football finally got punished for what everyone knew all along: there was something shady going on with their great football teams of the mid-decade. I'm not a big soccer fan, but it is impossible not to get caught up in the majesty of the World Cup. And the Lakers won a second consecutive championship - I'm 31 and they have now won 10 titles in my lifetime - by beating the Celtics.
Last night was a continuation of this great month: hearing Vin Scully call an Angels game. Very few things are better. (A few times last night I turned away from the Dodgers coverage of the game to the Angels telecast so I could hear the stunningly boring Angels announcers call the game for a couple minutes, just to appreciate the difference.) So it was a night for something very simple for dinner.
Elizabeth and I both love crab, so to surprise her I got a container of jumbo lump crab meat from Whole Foods. I mixed up a vinaigrette of mustard, green onion, olive oil and vinegar and tossed it with the crab, serving it in a glass. It is very simple and incredibly delicious; the tart, spicy sauce is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the crab.
Very few foods I know of elicit such love-it-or-hate-it opinions as dill. Elizabeth and I both love it. (Our friends Murph and Tim both hate it, and the mere mention of it makes them look like they're going to be ill.) We had a jack cheese with dill in the fridge, which I chopped up and put in a tortilla with a handful of the crab meat, some diced jalapeno, and a few sprinkles of dill.
I grilled those for a few minutes on each side, then spread a sauce of mustard, sour cream, and more dill on top. We loved the quesadillas, but they were quite dill-y, obviously. If you like dill and crab, you would have loved these, too, but if not, it would have been one of the worst foods you've ever eaten.
And the Angels came back from being down by three runs to beat the Dodgers once again.