tasty nom nom an exception to the daily meal


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This week I had a hard time planning dinner thanks to a super-restrictive allergen-avoiding diet. But I decided to try to fake Kalua pork in the crock pot.

I followed a recipe on Nom Nom Paleo.

At the end of my fork
pork in crock

The only change I made to the recipe is that I wrapped the pork in banana leaves. It really made the house smell terrible but the pork itself was tasty.

On the side we had braised cabbage (another Nom Nom Paleo recipe -- I loved it!), guacamole, and N made a salad of jicama, apple, carrots, mint, and cilantro which was refreshing.


I also made the worst drink ever:


But it was an excuse to use drink umbrellas.

After dinner we broke out Suburbia but quickly became overwhelmed at the calculations and steps involved in placing tiles/building our cities.

Suburbia, set up, then promptly put away

Then we set up Tzolk'in, which I have been looking forward to playing. I think we had a few rules not quite right, but that we did figure out the game mechanics and it started to all make sense.

Tzolk'in set up ... What. #gamenight

It was a fun test round.


By the end of the game, G was looking very tired! I don't blame him. I hope it doesn't mean he hated the game and I hope we try it out again soon.

Until the next round...


Travel Food: Munich

Dear E --

Happy Solstice!

Phew! It's been a while. I am very much looking forward to summer grilling season!

N and I had a lot of tasty food while we were on vacation.

In Munich, we had half-meter weisswurst on tasty crusty baguette rolls with spicy mustard:


In Munich, we also had fried herring with paprika-spiced potatoes at the Fischmarkt. The fish was fried with its skin on, and it was crispy and good. I wasn't eating the skin at first until I saw that other people were eating it:

fishy fishy

We also had a couple of very thin-crusted pizzas topped with very little sauce, just the way I like it:

bacon and onion?
proscuitto and mushroom
proscuitto and mushroom

We also had a delicious breakfast in Munich -- lots of breads, meats, and cheeses. I wondered aloud why we don't eat breakfast like that here in the US.

Our first day in Munich, we sat down at a beer garden and N ordered a snack for us. It was some dense, dark brown bread (our favorite), butter, and a spiced Camembert cheese that was the color of salmon. It was delicious and a wonderful snack -- some bread, butter, cheese, topped with white onion. I have no idea what the cheese was spiced with, however.

Yum! Wish you & G were there to enjoy the food with us. 🙂

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