Monday, June 29, 2009
We've been wanting to check out the trivia at Newstead Tower Public House on Sunday nights for a while. We're semi-regulars at Tuesday night trivia and since we've had limited success, we thought that Sunday night Americana pop culture trivia would be better suited for us. We invited our fun friends the Shooks and a great time was had by all. The buckets of Stag, PBR, and Fat Tire cans were half price and we're not known to turn down a cheap beer (or six).
We discussed our trivia "dream teams", tree limbs in unfortunate places, mowing the lawn on the Lord's day, and Lucas' amazing knowledge of King Edward VI. We battled to the end and prevailed with a 2nd place finish! So what if there were only 4 teams, we still ended up in the top 50%. Our prize was a four-pack of what else, more beer.
In Saint Louis tradition, we finished the night with a stop at Ted Drewes. It was a great ending to a wonderfully low-key weekend.
P.S. Check out the gorgeous flowers blooming in our backyard!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Much chopping, caramelizing, and baking ensued. Note the fresh from our garden basil and the typically overflowing compost bowl. The results were fabulous!
The corn salad recipe is here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/fresh-corn-salad-recipe/index.html
I make some small tweaks to my version so it can stay my famous corn salad. It cannot be beat and tastes like summer on a fork.
The proof is in the gigantic bite.