We watched the news shows and then we made BLT sandwiches with fresh lettuce from the garden and freshly bought bacon from Costco on rye bread with slices of our last Roma tomato. Then I drove to El Super, where I bought 1.4 lb. of 25-30 count shrimp for $5.99/lb., a pineapple, a 12 oz. bag of chips, a papaya, limes, 3 small avocados for $.99, 2 lemons for $.97/lb., 3 ataulfo mangos for $.99, a bag of super ripe Roma tomatoes for $.50/lb., 18 large eggs for $1.50, and a head of celery for $.50. The idea is to make a tropical fruit salad and to make a gazpacho and boiled shrimp dinner.
Suzette painted cabinets and planted one of the raised beds with sugar snap pea seeds, while I worked on the eternal docketing statement.
I took a break around 2:30 and ate a bowl of Vichyssoise.
We took showers, dressed, grabbed the Vichyssoise, some salad, the tzatziki and a bottle of Cotes Du Rhone and walked over to Susan Charlie’s house. Susan and I talked earlier and we agreed on lamb chops. Susan had also bought a lovely apple and frangipan tart at Whole Foods and steamed asparagus and string beans. We immediately decided to eliminate the salad . We nibbled on pistachios and Boursin on crackers and sipped wine and talked as a Susan readied the meal. Soon we took our wines to the table where bowls of Vichyssoise awaited us . After we finished our bowls of soup, Susan brought two platters of lamb chops and the bowls filled with steamed asparagus and boiled string beans. Charlie had sous vided several lamb chops and Susan had marinated the rest of the ten or so chops in soy sauce for twenty minutes and then roasted them. Both methods succeeded magnificently. We each took scoops of tzatziki and dipped our bites of lamb into it. The fresh rather fleshy asparagus were also delicious. I stuffed myself with Susan’s delicately cooked lamb to rare andCharlie’s sous vide lamb cooked to medium rare, which actually was more tender and more red than Susan’s chops. I suspect from the slow cooking sous vide method.
For dessert Susan served the apple frangipan tart with vanilla gelato and made hot tea.
After a lively discussion we said goodnight at 9:30.