Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this past week:
Dan had a great first week starting his new job at Kraft Foods. Â We flew to Chicago together last weekend so we could tend to some condo business, and I dropped him off at Kraft headquarters on his very first day. Â The campus is beautiful and the main entrance features a cheerful macaroni statue with the inscription “You know you love it.” Â They also have an awesome statue of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!
Downtown Evanston continues to impress us with excellent food options. Â We stopped at Farmhouse for a quick late afternoon snack, and almost went back there for dinner it was so good. Â The “tavern-cut” potato chips with fresh dill dip and the mussels (cooked with tomatoes, bacon and shallots in a white wine broth) were both outstanding. Â Plus the restaurant has an interesting hip-yet-rustic vibe that we really liked. Â We’ll be back.
No trip to Evanston is complete without a walk over to the lake (especially before it gets too cold for me to leave the condo.) Â Each time we visit, we feel so lucky that we will actually get to live there.
Back at the Dallas homestead, I made my favorite version of lavash pizza thus far. Â I used pizza sauce (recipe in this post) thawed from the freezer, topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese and cooked for about 5 minutes until the cheese melted. Â Then I added prosciutto (thin slices torn into bite-sized pieces), fresh arugula and a little shaved Parmesan cheese. Â So good, and SO easy!