It’s rare that Big Guy and I get a couple days to do whatever we want. This weekend was one of those rare weekends and it was fantastic. We headed out to an event Friday night and had the best time. Then on Saturday we kept it low-key. We headed to the “big city” of Wilson to go to the “fancy” Harris Teeter so I could do our grocery shopping for the week. And then it was back home for a day full of football and delicious eats.
p.s. Is there any better smell than onions cooking in bacon fat? I think not.
I must note that I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, yellow bell pepper instead of green and red and a few extra cloves of garlic. I also used Gruyere instead of blue cheese.
Now that is Saturday perfection. For “appy” hour, I enjoyed my first pumpkin beer of the season. Unfortunately it’s not gluten-free but since I’m not allergic to gluten one beer won’t kill me. It was fantastic. Cinnamon-sugared rim and all.
For dinner I had planned on making shrimp and chorizo bites. Unfortunately the chorizo we purchased was Mexican chorizo (I’m guessing the Spanish chorizo is different). Instead of being able to slice the chorizo and skewer it, we had to patty up the chorizo. I cooked it in my cast iron skillet and then sauteed the shrimp in some of the chorizo fat. Uhh, best idea ever.
With the shrimp and chorizo, we enjoyed grilled veggies.
Such a wonderful Saturday.