Monday, July 18, 2011
Beer Burgers Blues & Bangers
artichoke hearts, spinach, asparagus, gruyere, and parsley pesto.
Shrimp & Ratatouille Omelet, with goat cheese and basil. Both of my parents loved their omelets.
This was definitely one of the better ideas I have had lately. The whole thing was great.
Carla had brought some cheeses, just like she usually does. "Where did you get them?" I asked.
"At the ghetto Whole Foods," she replied.
(This is somewhat of a joke between us. There are two Whole Foods in Pasadena. The one in East Pasadena has been open for more than a decade and is a great market, the kind of market that would be envied by many, many people around the world. But ever since the Whole Foods on Arroyo Parkway opened in 2007, the older one seems kind of cramped and, well, almost pathetic by comparison. The newer location is 77,000 square feet - 9,000 more than the one I visited in New York City a few years ago, which blew me away - and has an overwhelming selection of cheeses.)
She bought Humboldt Fog, of course, as well as Asiago, brie, salami, and a cheese she picked out just for me: cheddar with Cajun spices rubbed into it. All of the cheeses were great. If this had been all we had to eat I would have been happy.
I gotta say it was a good day.
Posted by JustinM at 2:10 PM