1. THIS was my birthday dinner. Aged steak (half a filet, half a ribeye) from Artizone, roasted broccoli and potatoes, burst tomatoes in garlic oil, caramelized onions and slow-cooked mushrooms. With a 2014 Goose Island Bourbon County. Yep. I'm a very luck girl.
2. Next week, I'll be spending time at the ALDI test kitchens in Batavia. Life goal = achieved. I've wanted to participate in this program for years, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how it's all done.
3. Napoleon is not having a good week. He's spent much time with Marvel, and taken to hiding within the barstools in the kitchen. I don't know why he feels this is a magic forcefield, but apparently it makes him feel better.