To continue with the Fatty Friday weekend celebration, The Fisherman and I went out for tacos. Unfortunately, I didn't have the heart to have more than a couple of bites. Now I've been to Taco al Suadero at least half a dozen times, and obviously I kept coming back. But last time I think they had an off day, and I was not feeling great after I ate there last time. Something was off, and I got a bit sick. That can happen sometimes, whether eating at a restaurant, a friend's house, or even your own. I don't fault Taco al Suadero, but if I get sick again, then I usually take it as a sign to not go back.
Then on Saturday we were uber busy. My dogs needed a haircut, bad, so we took them to the groomer, then out to Long Island we went to go shopping at Tanger Outlets (I really needed sneakers and The Fisherman promised to take me). Unfortunately, for the purpose of this blog, food was typical mall-type fair. And The Fisherman and I were trying not to be pigs in front of his friends so we only ate a little. And I resisted a Creamsicle (why I wanted one, I don't know, nostalgia perhaps?? A poor substitute for morir soñando?)
Shopping ensued, I think fun was had by all, and then back to Queens to drop off The Fisherman's friends, and pick up the dogs from the groomer.
We brought the dogs to show the Fisherman's parents their new 'do, and we celebrated by going to Lao Bei Fang for soup (just an FYI, there's the old one, on Whitney, and the new one, on Broadway. The one on Whitney makes AMAZING dumplings for cheap, like five for $1.25, while the one on Broadway has the soup and great noodles).
Quickly, which sells bubble tea. Not having bubble tea YET this spring/summer, I had to go for some. After a long line (and naturally first picking lychee tea, and them naturally not having that), I was triumphant with my passion fruit tea. A little too sweet, but tart and great with the bubbles. Maybe I'm too old for the sweetness, but I'm so glad I got it.
I wish I had pictures of dinner that The Fisherman and I made on Sunday, but we ate it too fast. It was an example of what being an Alchemist is all about: finding what you have and making something delicious.
You'll have to use your imagination, but picture al dente cooked linguini, delicately coated in a sauce of olive oil, butter, some leftover pesto, finely chopped garlic, finely diced onion, and some Parmesan cheese. Simple, but delicious. The Fisherman couldn't get enough, so that's good enough for me. And for dessert, Reese's Peanut Butter Klondike bars.
I'm almost ready for the work week. Almost. Back to the grind, and back to more sensible, but still tasty dishes for the week. Happy Monday, and mangia!