It was a busy day, and dreadfully hot.
I mowed the lawn in the morning -- leg brace and all -- and in the afternoon, Tam and I picked up prescriptions, shopped at the big-box store for exciting things like cat litter and bottled water, then hit the grocer where, to my very great delight, Tam snuck off and bought a couple of lovely big steaks.
The grill has been needing cleaned out, reusuable charcoal separated from ash, and the steaks were a good excuse for it. Hot (somewhere between 95 and 100°F) and a bit messy but the results were worth it, a nice clean, hot fire of lump hardwood charcoal that did the steaks justice. I cooked sliced mushrooms in truffle butter in a little grill pan on the upper level, and the aromatic smoke made them a real treat, too. Added a salad (mixed greens with grape tomatoes, radishes, carrots and red bell pepper), and there's supper.
5 weeks ago