I’m thawing a brisket for my first attempt at smoking a brisket, which begins at some insane time tonight, for tomorrow’s dinner. I’m skeered.
For breakfast, I had a scrambled egg. For lunch I took mom to a new place, advertising “Farm to Table” , to check it out. 24 Diner on Lamar and 6th in the old Waterloo. They do have a board that shows where some of their produce comes from and it is local. Kudos to them. I had a salad and mom had a burger, and we both wished they would turn down the music and tell the bus person not to throw plates into the sink. It was loud and I hate hearing kitchen chaos. But the food was good.
For dinner, I met some friends to celebrate my friend Lisa’s birthday. Lisa is an amazing cook and write about her cooking on a wonderful blog, http://www.lisaiscooking.blogspot.com. We had drinks and snacks, then two of us set out for substantial food dinner at Lambert’s. We split the brisket and the quail, the soup and a salad. All of it was really good. Oh, and the green chile cheese grits. Yes, that are the best.
Alrighty, off to 3 markets this morning, downtown, Sunset Valley and Barton Creek. I’ll report back.
Oh! I almost forgot. I got some really interesting products in the mail from http://www.secretsalts.com . Chorizo salt and truffle salt. I’m excited to try them both, especially the chorizo salt.