|As a last minute idea, I threw in some halved Roma tomatoes for the stewing.|
After bringing it to a boil, I covered the pot and let it simmer on low heat for
about three hours while I did my nails.
|Because I was doing my nails, I quickly and|
carefully chopped off the tops of two heads of
garlic for roasting. We mashed the garlic and tossed
our string beans in them.
|This is what the pork looked like after about three hours and the liquid had|
nearly evaporated. Not very pretty, but it was packed with flavor and completely
fell off the bone and separated from the fat, which is good.
It was a pretty eventful weekend. On Saturday we went to my 10-year high school reunion, which turned out less painful as I thought it would be. I was always known as "Gary's girlfriend", but with the help of name tags, people seemed to remember me well enough. I can't completely say the same for myself. Even with name tags there were people who I completely didn't remember, but there were other who I was genuinely pleased to see. Plus, Nick, Abby and I made a quick getaway before we go too sucked into the drunkenness. They were starting up a game of badminton and we didn't want to have to stay for any other games. Later in the evening we had a nice Chinese dinner with Nick's parents.
On Sunday we had our macaron tasting for the wedding. They were divine. I actually like Sugarie better than Bouchon. The macarons were quite a bit smaller, but they were much more tender. The macaroons at Bouchon, while very good, are a little cakier. We did take pictures, but that would spoil all the fun for the reveal at the wedding. We also have to do some number crunching to make sure they're within our budget before we make any major decisions. Right now it is looking good though.