I couldn't eat every meal at the Crab Cooker over the weekend, unfortunately, so here are some of the other things I ate.
Tabasco Sweet & Spicy sauce I got last summer in New York and fell in love with, the flavor that apparently can't be purchased in California. Well, recently I read about a new flavor: Buffalo. I immediately went online to use Tabasco's product locator to see if I could get it anywhere around here. Nope, nothing.
So you can imagine my happiness Friday evening when I found it on sale at Ralph's. I grabbed it immediately. (This makes me wonder, though: Tabasco says you can't buy the Buffalo sauce in Southern California, but obviously you can. Does this mean you can also buy the Sweet & Spicy sauce here, too?)
"Wanna just stay here and make dinner?" I asked.
"Sure," Elizabeth said. She was enjoying Abita Purple Haze.
I decided to make burgers for dinner.
"Well..." he said, while pausing, "anything in the house."
I thought about opening something very extravagant - or his bottle of Thunderbird that he has kept in the wine closet for twenty years as some kind of joke that I have never gotten - but I'd already had a few beers so I went with something nice but much younger. A Domaine du Trapadis "Cotes du Rhones" red wine. My parents could not remember where it came from, but it was outstanding.
Have you ever felt really, really lazy on a Sunday? So lazy that you couldn't even be bothered to roll out pizza dough, you actually bought Boboli crust, something that you swore off years ago?
I stayed up really late on Saturday night, later than I have in quite some time. I watch the season finale of Saturday Night Live and then noticed Spy Game was coming on at 1 A.M. There are only a handful of movies that I cannot stop watching, and that is one. So I don't know what time I finally fell asleep, but it was late. And I was dragging on Sunday.
So instead of getting pizza dough and making pizza that way, I just went up to Albertson's and bought a twin package of Boboli - an overpriced, not-that-good pizza crust that I have not eaten in about a decade.
That's all for the weekend. I went through half the bottle of Buffalo sauce in 48 hours. But, unlike the Sweet & Spicy sauce, I know where I can get more.