Thursday, July 21, 2005

Stuff Portrait Friday: What's For Dinner?

Welcome to Casa McAustin! Our friend Kristine at Random and Odd requested a tour of the kitchen today. So come on in, and I will be your guide.

We will start our tour today with our most beloved kitchen appliance. I introduce you to......

the Capresso Coffee Team Luxe coffee grinder and brewer.

There are no adequate words to describe the deity that is this machine. It grinds the beans (using superior burr grinder technology), brings the water to the perfect temperature, brews the coffee, keeps it hot.....AND IS READY, WAITING when our customers stumble, caffeine-deprived, into the kitchen each morning. One has only to set it up the night before. BLISS.
(Pricey, but WELL worth it; we here at Casa McAustin award it our highest rating of 5 forks, and strongly recommend you invest. If you are a slave to the java, it will save you the equivalent of a child's college tuition in avoided trips to Starbuck's.)

Our next stop is the food that is always available here at Casa McAustin. Behold.....

....Fresh Produce

Those of you who are familiar with the staff here at Casa McAustin, know that we are particular about what we serve, and what our customers consume, especially those just discovering the Wonderful World of Solid Food. It is true that children come with their own set of likes and dislikes, but it is equally true that they will eat what you give them, provided that's their habit. We have unique young customers that will sometimes make meals of nothing but broccoli, blueberries and corn. Also, WH is a salad hound. We ALWAYS have fresh fruit and veggies.

And that brings us to our last stop, the signature meal here at Casa McAustin, which we must explain. Our kitchen is open virtually every night serving a nightly dinner special, thus we don't really have a signature meal per se. So here we have our dinner offering from last night.

Our menu last evening included grilled asparagus and corn, balsamic roasted sweet and gold potatoes with onions, and Ribeye steaks (rare-medium) with sauteed mushrooms. The chef here at Casa McAustin was a bit weary after the INCESSANT POUNDING, BANGING, SLAMMING, AND STOMPING from the roofing crew, so it was Grill Night. Yes, sports fans, it was all cooked on the Weber....the dishwasher thanks us.

This concludes our tour of La Cocina de la Casa McAustin. Thank you for visiting, and come back anytime. Have a lovely day, and don't forget to tip your guide on your way out!


Blogger J Bo said...

Oh, how I love me some steak and asparagus! Your plating looks lovely! Do your kids really eat steak?

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

7:31 AM  
Blogger song said...

mmmmm, corn. And I wish I actually drank coffee, coz that that grinder looks good.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Bente said...

Those baby carrots look so inviting right now. Mmm mmm!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

I wanna have dinner at your place! YUM.

Also am digging the coffee maker/grinder! Very cool!

8:05 AM  
Anonymous MrsDoF said...

Yumm, steaks on the grill....loverly....
Bente had corn, too! I gotta be getting to the Farmer's Market this weekend!
I didn't play SPF this time, but I'm having fun visiting! Is that too selfish of me?

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Yum! The steaks look great, as do the veggies. The Weber rocks!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow, that is like the BLACK TOWER of Coffee, man! My dh would be seriously impressed!!!

Your dinner looks a lot like what we eat here. Nothing really by recipe...but good stuff. Yummmmm! I love me some steak and asparagus!

9:13 AM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Wehre you live? I'll be over ASAP, get that gorgeous coffee machine brewin and shoot, you got any leftovers up in there???

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Sharkey said...

Yum--your dinner looks delish! And the coffee maker is awesome. Thanks for letting us tour your establishment.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Sharkey said...

Oh yeah--I meant to mention how much I like your plates. They're very cool.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Random and Odd said...

I wanna stay at casa mcaustin!!!

REALLY...I wanna..Can I?

I wanna come eat grilled stuff and stuff that is totally healthy!!!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

Oh man, that makes me soooo hungry! It looks so great!

I wish we ate fresh produce fast enough to keep it in the house. Salads are the bomb though :)

Have a great weekend!

10:16 PM  

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