Monday, June 8, 2015

Eating Omaha...Riveras, Grilled Chicken and a late anniversary meal

Yesterday after a busy weekend of Omaha exploration and finding parts of the city we never knew existed, I picked up about 8 pounds of skinless boneless chicken to brine and grill. One of favorite snacks for the week, we will much on this chicken  for the rest of the week. Some of it got Greek-ed up a bit with a dressing of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and zest, a bit of oregano and pepper. The salt from the brine makes the chicken plenty seasoned in that regard.

We hit Rivera's on Saturday, a local Mexican restaurant a giant leap above the average taco and enchilada joint. The care and consideration to the food along with presentation and just plain tasty, this guy knows his way around a enchilada. Brenda had the Bo Pork and I had the Chicken Tinga totasda. we both realized we had ordered each others meal. We shared and brought at least half home. Another fantastic meal.

Sunday after the chicken grilling I got down to some serious cooking for our very late anniversary dinner. Mackenzie came over for company. Such a  busy gal these days as she prepares to leave us for California. Its going to be a tough fall season this year and I don't even want to think about the winter Holidays.

We always have veal saltimbucco and fettuccine Alfredo for our anniversary and this year was no different. I did not pound the veal properly and it was a little chewy but still tasty as usual. The real reason for the meal as far as I am concerned is the fettuccine. So creamy and decadent I couldn't help sneaking fork fulls as I cleaned the plates and put some of the food away.There is still a good amount in the fridge.

All in all it was a delicious weekend but we didn't get much done a s usual. Found an interesting new nursery on Saturday and completed my summer wardrobe additions.  I painted a bit Sunday night, did a bit of gardening but the mosquitoes are a nightmare this year forcing us inside far earlier than we should be.

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