Kickball was canceled today, so I had a full day to mess around at home. After making angel food cake yesterday for a dinner party, I was left with a dozen egg yolks that needed a culinary home. Hillary searched online and found a recipe that would use all twelve yolks. The recipe was for a rich sweet Mexican bread called Pan de Muertos, or bread of the dead, that is traditionally made for all-saints day. The bread-making took about 5 hours including the time needed for the dough to rise and everything went well… until the baking. I misread the recipe and cooked it at 350 instead of 375. The outside looked great, but it was still uncooked on the inside. I eventually got the rounds mostly cooked through without being too burnt by cutting them in half and baking them cut-side down. How does it taste? Even the burned bits are amazing. I plan to make this again for sure.
We had planned to grill-out after the kickball game and we were still in a burger mood though the game was rained-out. I thought this would be the perfect time to have dinner at Riverside Lunch which is supposed to serve the best burgers in town. Walking in, I was surprised by the number of beer posters hanging up all over the walls. We grabbed a booth and scoped out the menu. I was surprised when I saw that the burgers were so cheap. We were quickly approached by a very pleasant waitress who brightened up when she heard that this was our first time at the restaurant. I ordered some onion-rings and a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and grilled onion, while Hillary ordered a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and grilled mushroom. The onion rings were out to us in less than two minutes, and the burgers came out soon after. I have to agree with common wisdom. The onion rings were steaming hot and the burgers were the best I’ve had in town so far. They really were quite basic, but they have a great flat-grill flavored taste. Rarely do we eat out for less than $10. We definitely plan to go back to Riverside next time we’re in the mood for a burger.