Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this past week:
We finally got around to disposing of several old, outdated, heavy and giant-backed TVs cluttering up our garage. Â We haven’t used them in years, and I think one of them may even belong to my brother (sorry J!), but didn’t really know what to do with them. Â I discovered that the city of Dallas has a free “e-cycling” program for old TVs and computers, so we loaded up the car and dropped them off. Â We also got rid of an old desktop computer that hadn’t even been turned on in maybe 10 years. Â Kind of makes you wonder what will eventually replace the super-slim HD TVs and lightweight laptops, iPads and smart phones we currently use. Â Microchips in our brains maybe.
The end of summer means the beginning of football season, which also means fantasy football drafts. Â Dan had his first one the other night (he’s in two leagues) so I was solo for dinner. Â We happened to have a couple slices of leftover cheese pizza, which I topped with some prosciutto torn into small pieces, then re-heated in a dry skillet on the stove (best method for getting a crisp crust on leftover pizza.) Â It tasted even better than the original pizza, and Dan drafted a pretty decent team. Â Win, win.
Dan’s fellow lobster-loving friend (Hi Chris!) and superstar-restaurant-sleuth has discovered the hands-down best lobster roll in Dallas. Â Chris is great at finding and recommending all the best eateries around town, and 20 Feet Seafood JointÂ is right up there with some of his other quality finds. Â Dan says the lobster roll was so authentic that if it hadn’t been 102 degrees at lunch that day, he would have thought he was in Maine. Â He also said the clam chowder was equally authentic and amazing. Â With a food friend like Chris around, Dan’s going to have start working out more.
This week marked five years since Dan’s dad passed away after battling a brain tumor. Â Since then, the National Brain Tumor Society is a charity that has become important to us, as it fights brain tumors through research, advocacy and patient services. Â Thursday seemed like a good day to honor the Big Guy and help us feel empowered against this terrible disease by making a donation to the NBTS. Â Cancer sucks, but we will always have an anchor of hope that someday there will be a cure.