Yesterday was the pre-cursor to some Indian Summer, but it was a perfect fall day. It was brisk in the morning, warm in the afternoon, and I walked into The Local with my jacket across my handbag. We dined in the upstairs kinda’ outdoors area, and it was a fine meal for catching up, diffusing and general girlfriend time.
I started with sparkling (hard) apple cider and their goat cheese salad, and we both had full portions of their truffle mac ‘n cheese, with generous take-home portions. Oh my. And since Alison already asked, I’ll go ahead and link to the menu. I inaccurately told her it was a white cheddar, which I suppose Marmac is, but that’s about like calling Roquefort plain ol’ bleu cheese.
When I got home, I had pumpkin custard. Even more than 24 hours after it left Cracker Barrel, it was still outstanding. The gingersnap was still chewy, not the soggy mess I’d feared.
What are your favorite fall comfort foods? I’m a mac ‘n cheese girl from way back, but if you haven’t had truffles and mac ‘n cheese, you must. It elevates a childhood classic to foodie bliss.
It’s a BIG week in the woods. Yesterday was the birthday of a childhood friend and of gMarie, and today is the fourth anniversary of the day Gretchen Greer came to live with us. Happy Gotcha Day, wee one! You still have us all wrapped around your littlest toenail.