Today marks exactly one year that we've lived in TX and, as is often the case, I can't believe how fast it's gone.
We celebrated in style last night with another couple by deep frying dinner Wisconsin-style. I was unable to find cheese curds anywhere so we made cheese cubes from a brick. I asked more than once at the grocery store, only to be met with blank stares and confusion. Our friend M, who is from Missouri, thought we were referring to cottage cheese. Oh no, good sir, we meant the awesome Wisco curds that squeak on your teeth when you eat 'em, the kind that are also fried in a delicious beer batter. Yeah, those. The cheese cubes were a decent approximation and M & K were two more people in this world who now are in the curd club.
We also made fried chicken and onion rings and, for good measure, threw together a green salad topped with pears, walnuts, and some parm. Austin bought a selection of weird beers that he and M enjoyed thoroughly.
We were also presented with a lovely housewarming gift, a big bag of atomic fireball candy and a "Super Hindi Hits" cassette tape circa 1989. Between the gift and the frying, you can imagine how we had too much fun to take any pictures.
Cheers, Texas, it's been a great year and we're going strong!