After countless wasted hours, my PC is finally working again. I will spare everyone the long drawn out story. What I will say is thank goodness for Windows Home Server. Once I had the hard drive, I had the disk re-imaged and running in about 3 hours. Phewww....
During my downtime, I was planning on a bunch of posts documenting some grilling/cooking adventures over the past week, but honestly I have forgotten too many details to make it worth while. Instead, I will hit the highlights!
With the temperature below zero last week, I still managed to fire up the grill...but cheated on one night and pan fried some fillets instead. As I have yammered on about before, I will only have fillet if there is something to go with it. Since we were cooking inside, it was very easy to whip up a red wine reduction along with some sauteed shallots. The extra bonus was the sweet potato soufflé so made. That stuff is addicting.
The rest of the weeks I felt uninspired and a little like a one trick pony. The highlights worth talking about were grilled chicken wings and a Mexican pizza with refried beans, chorizo, onion, and fresh mozzarella. One note on the pizza. Check out this post on Dave's blog, weber_cam. Thanks to Dave, I made pizza dough that turned out perfectly round. He has a great video on rounding dough that I found to be tremendously helpful.