Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cooking: BLE

Friday & Saturday we went out to eat a lot. On Friday night, Justyn took me to our favorite Italian restaurant, Tomato Thyme. He ordered his usual of spaghetti and meatballs which was great as usual. I had one of the Chef's specials which was beef short ribs with a side of spinach and mushrooms with mashed potatoes. My tastebuds must've been off because I thought it was a little salty. Justyn thought it was fine.

On Saturday, Justyn and Alex went to breakfast and shooting at Metcalf while I stayed home and bummed around. Eventually, I took a shower and got ready for Lemons which is a race with lemon cars. Weird I know.. It was really dusty and windy at the Altamont track and we ended up getting a face full of exhaust fumes and dust. Yuck. For dinner we went to Chevy's because I didn't feel like eating anything else and I actually like the place. Well their chips and salsa anyway. This time the food was mediocre at best but things definitely improved with the hueg margarita I had. The bartender didn't even charge us for it which was awesome. I could easily see it being over $10 if he charged us. I fell asleep in the car on the way home.

To make up for the fact that we went out to eat a lot the next morning, Justyn and I walked to Safeway to pick up groceries for grilled cheese sammiches. He had been craving them for a while and I had a craving for this sammich that I saw in Food & Wine magazine. They had done an article and recipe write ups from Thomas Keller on eggs. The sammich was called BLT Fried Egg-and-Cheese Sandwich. How can you go wrong with bacon, egg & cheese? It was soooo good.

I didn't add mayo or pepperjack cheese so it was a little different, but nontheless spectacular. The cheese and egg were gooey and bound the sammich perfectly. I wouldn't use any other lettuce than butter lettuce because it just matches so well with all of the other ingrediants. We baked the bacon instead of pan frying it because it comes out more straight and perfect.

So without further adieu... here it is. I couldn't find my camera so I used Justyn's cameraphone.


Kelly Mahoney said...

That sounds delicious.

Helmi said...

you know what's like -the- best sandwiches I get cravings for at odd times? Reuben sandwiches. Can't seem to find any decent places around here that make them, though. The best I had was back in Indiana. And this one deli by my work here a. doesn't use marble rye, b. microwaves them (sacrilege) , which leaves me all disappointed and unsatisfied :\

JadedOne said...

Helmi - I *HEART* Reuben sammiches. Sadly the best I've had so far is Togo's haha. One of these days I'll make it to New York for real pastrami and reubens.