Nathan and I met my lovely aunt Mary for lunch today, at Beaujo’s Wine Bar. Mary and I had the Greek sandwich for the third time in a row – it’s that good. There’s something about the bread, which is perfectly crusty and yet not too heavy. The filling of olive spread, feta, cucumbers, tomato, spicy peppers, and onions doesn’t hurt either, especially since the sandwich is warm, so everything ends up salty-crunchy-melty-delicious. Nathan had a burger, which he loved, as well as some very rich mocha torte sort of thing. And a cup of (decaf) coffee – my boy lurves coffee, since he was a toddler, so once in awhile I let him indulge.
Back here for a swim and dinner prep. I had a hankering for something Mexican-ish so I made a Rick Bayless-inspired potato-cheese filling, with homemade tortillas and guacamole. Rick’s recipe is actually a chorizo sausage-potato filling (recipe posted in comments, below), which I would happily devour, but John’s not a sausage lover. So I instead sauteed a bit of crispy, spicy ground beef to accompany the potatoes and it worked quite nicely. Ole! (A tart, fresh-lime, on-the-rocks margarita would have been KILL, but, eh, I kinda ran out of energy. An ice-cold beer sufficed just fine, yeah, baby…)