Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oh Deer

Most of today was dominated by the impending blizzard. Apparently we're going to get somewhere between fifteen and eighteen feet of snow overnight. Therefore, there has been a lot of worry and preparation for tomorrow's nor'easter. The high profile nature of this storm has made me extra thankful that we got all our grocery shopping done yesterday. The stores today were likely filled with thousands of idiots rushing around to stock up on bread and milk. Meanwhile our apartment was filled with two warm, dry people who have spent the past ten hours watching Lord of the Rings films on TNT.

Eventually it was time for dinner and I started off with a little salad a la fridge with mixed greens, assorted tomato, avocado, olives, lemon, and olive oil.

We picked up some venison rack chops last night on our horrible traffic-filled trip through White Plains. I marinated them with a little lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. I boiled some of our remaining farm potatoes then tossed them with a little butter and olive oil. I seared the chops for one minute on each side then finished in the oven for about four or five minutes, cooking the chard alongside the venison. I also made a little sauce out of sour yogurt, sour cream, lemon, honey, chili, salt, and pepper. The sauce worked well with the venison as well as the potatoes.

For wine we opened this tasty little Spanish wine we got last week. Normally I'm not a big fan of doing anything to pair wines and food (unless the label had something on it that reminded me of the particular meal -- like a steak) but this wine worked really well with venison.

For dessert we had leftover angel food cake, strawberries, yogurt, and maple syrup. For reasons unknown I did not take a picture so you'll have to take my word for it.

Now, with the evening well underway we await the start of the snowfall. They are predicting as much as 14 inches of snow which means we'll probably get between 0 and 6 inches. Either way it will be a miserable commute tomorrow.

I predict some sort of easy pasta for dinner on the morrow.

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