So, this weekend I couldn’t really post a recipe, because I didn’t cook! Bill and I went out to dinner, just the two of us, on Friday, and then Saturday was our monthly “Restaurant Club” with Raisa, Andy, Beata, Brett (not this month), Simon (not this month), Matt Chan, and various other friends.
This month, the restaurant was my choice, and I chose this ADORABLE restaurant in Pilsen, Chicago’s latino neighborhood, called “La Casa de Samuel.”
It. Was. Amazing. There is a woman who stands at this little station near the door and hand presses and makes all the corn tortillas. They’re so delicious, I can’t even describe. Here is what I got: (Carne Asada Tampiqueña)
Steak with roasted whole jalapeños and green onions, guacamole, beans, rice, and a tortilla cooked in mole. The tortilla on the left is one of the ones made fresh by the woman at the door. They were so fluffy and fantastic.
Bill took a video (see next post).
Well, because this was so good and rich, we needed to tone it down on Sunday, so we made a lovely salad which we ate with our bread (which we made again this weekend, but this time with 1/3 wheat flour) and some boiled peanuts, which I totally love. (Boil peanuts in salt and pepper for 4 hours). This stuff is easy, so you don’t need a recipe, but here’s a picture:
Then we played scrabble… which I won!