What a week!
Very push and pull. The cold weather finally got to me and threw me in bed for a couple of days.
Countless healing teas (green tea, honey, lemon), bowls of soup, and Momo cuddling filled the long afternoons and restless nights and by Friday I was back on my feet and with an appetite like no other. I don’t know about y’all but after I’m sick I want meat.
Luckily, finding a steak in Argentina is not a hard task. However finding a proper rare bloody steak is. So I rang up the owners of BA Parrilla Tour and went with their suggestion, Don Julio.
Big steaks followed by vanilla ice cream with stuffed figs. Simplicity at it’s best.
That night Francisco decided he had waited long enough.
He went to the wine rack and grabbed a bottle of German sweet Riesling he brought back from Prague.
This wine… is like liquid gold. It just sings with honeysuckle.
Normally I’m not a vino dulce kinda gal, but man did this make an everlasting impression.
A million thanks to Thorston across the Atlantic. It went perfect with crispy chicken milenasas and potatoes.
We reminisced about the trip and compared favorite moments while Francisco destroyed me in gin.
Saturday arrived and my NOLA Prep List starred me down.
After the roux, holy trinity and chicken stock were simmering away I threw these guys together in about 10 minutes with leftovers from the fridge.
Introducing the Creole/Mexi breakfast tacos-
People in Buenos Aires, ‘have you ever grilled empanada wrappers?’ They make wonderful flour tortillas!
Saute some veg til soft (I used leftover holy trinity) and throw in some beaten eggs. Cook til creamy and kill the heat. Heat up the empanada wrappers (or tortillas) and on one side add some mozzarella and a big spoonful of eggs right on top. Fold smash and plate. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with your favorite hot sauce.
We had some leftover Chipotle sauce & Jalapeño aioli that added a serious bang.
Come Sunday we bounced over to Burger Joint for another meat fixin’.
Francisco opted for the new Le Ble Burger with caramelized onion, blue cheese, arugula, Portobellos and sun-dried tomato.
I the Mexican jalapeños, red onion, guac, and tomato.
Both outstanding as always. Gracias, BJ!
Oh yea, Burger Joint has made their way on to Twitter. You can find them here.
Monday was holiday here in Buenos Aires.
It was also my birthday!!!
The thought of another year older made me want something to make me feeling younger.
Birthday pancakes with blueberries, maracuya and my new apron!
Maracuya, the best fruit available in Argentina, in pancakes. Who knew?
I piled these guys high and mounted them with butter and powdered sugar, just like when Mom made us pancakes when we were kids.
Needless to say I need a serious health kick this week.
ESPECIALLY considering I’m heading to New Orleans next week!
¡Laissez le bon temps rouler!