Most of the time when I write posts like this its because Jenn and I have gone out for brunch, or to a wine festival, or something out of our norm. But this past Sunday (July 16th) was actually a pretty average Sunday. It wasn't a particularly pretty day in Newport, nor was there anything major planned for the day. But by 7 AM it was clear, Roger Federer was about to defy age and reason once again.
Had I not been reading Dune for GamersRead I would have given up on it. It never gripped me, never made me interested, and so I'm sad to say that Dune for me was not the epic that everyone made it out to be.
We've made it to the third and final recipe on our first round of Blue Apron (yes there's going to be more coming soon). The first two recipes (Seared Steak & Creamy Lumaca) were huge successes. The third was the recipe that both Jenn and I were least excited about. What could really be exciting about a chicken dish? I mean its chicken. Wow was I wrong, this was my favorite of the three recipes.
A couple of years ago it felt like Jenn and I were going to restaurants with Groupon's or Travelzoo's every weekend. That's tailed off tremendously as fewer restaurants have offered up these deals. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a deal to go to Oak Grill at the Island Hotel only a couple of steps away from our new apartment, so we of course obliged.
As you've probably read in my last Chef Joel & Jenn post, we've started a subscription at Blue Apron. This first batch of meals (3 in total) only cost us $20 (normally $60) to give us a sense if it's a service we like. After tonight's meal, the Lumaca Rigata Pasta, I think we might be converts.