I was happy when I was in the dining room on Saturday night and not in the bar. I make a lot of money in the bar, but having to work until close two nights in a row would have been rough. But, as luck would have it, I had a 10 top sit down at 9:00 a.m., and they were the last table to leave – so I didn’t get home until 1:30 anyway. But their tab was $700, so I was like “you can stay until dawn!” They bought a $95 seafood tower appetizer. It was five couples – five men on one side of the table and five women on the other. Two completely different conversations going on which I thought was funny – the men talked about football and the women were talking about their kids. I ended up walking out with $205 after tipping out – so I can’t really complain about making $500 bucks in two nights! I put this picture up on Facebook and Instagram, this is one of our appetizers – I know Tony would love it – it’s calamari steak with a balsamic glaze.
I thought for sure I’d sleep in yesterday, but I was wide awake at 9:30. I did laundry, made a batch of chili (recipe coming tomorrow!) using the last of my sirloin roast, and didn’t really get hungry until after noon. Doing a quick fridge/pantry glance, I realized I could make Tony and I calzones for lunch.
Cabot Cheese has invited me to be on their Cheese Board for 2014. They sent me an assortment of cheeses to try out.
Yesterday, I used this cheese for our calzone filling:
Dough for Two Calzones:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
I love this little scoop I found at Goodwill – I keep it in my flour container.
The sauce was just 3/4 cup of tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and some Italian seasoning – I just let that cook down for about 5 minutes.
My filling: sauce, sausage, pepperoni, baby spinach and the Cabot cheese. Simply bring the back of the dough to the front, and pinch to close. I deep fried ours – it only took about 2 minutes a side.
These were really good – next time when I have more time I’ll try baking them.
So we were all set to have King Crab legs and Fried Chicken Gizzards – I was surprised to learn how many of you actually have fond memories of chicken gizzards. I looked through several recipes, and ended up par-boiling the gizzards for 10 minutes, then soaking them in buttermilk that had a dash of salt, pepper and Tabasco. They soaked overnight. Then I just dipped them in seasoned flour and fried them up.
Tony loved them. He asked me to try one, and upon first bite it, the texture just grossed me out and I couldn’t even take a bit – I tried though! We ended up having cheese and crackers, and a shrimp cracker dip. We both had recollections growing up of our parents having tiny shrimp cocktail over cream cheese – and we both thought the shrimp and cocktail sauce came in a jar together, and you just poured that over cream cheese. Does anyone else remember this??
Um, apparently they don’t sell this anymore, because no one at the store knew what I was talking about. I ended up buying a jar of cocktail sauce, and a can of tiny shrimp and just mixed that all together with a few tablespoons of cream cheese.
We ended up not being hungry for the crabs, so we’ll have the crab legs and Hooter’s shrimp for dinner tonight. I didn’t do a full grocery shop this weekend because we have plenty of food in the house – this weeks menu will be interesting!
So my WI today? I didn’t do my toes yet, so I put socks on for you – you’re welcome! I am up .2 – but I drank hardly any water over the weekend – I need to fix that!
I had no energy to go to the gym this morning, but I plan on working out at lunch and tonight I am going to give T-25 a try. It’s all good! Off to put my shit together – hope you had a great weekend and make it a great day!