Andy and I picked up two calamari steaks at the Shop-n-Cart. I decided to make them this morning for brunch. I found a great recipe. But frying isn’t my strong suite. In order to avoid any potential issues I got everything ready in advance. I did read that if the calamari smells fishy to soak in milk (this also works for white fish and scallops as well).
calamari soaking in milk
I envisioned mimosas, sauteed mushrooms, eggs, and calamari steaks for brunch. So that’s what I made.
I dredged the calamari in flour (flour with salt & pepper), then in an egg mixture, and then in panko mixed with a dry cheese. Then I fried it.
The first one turned out great.
The next one didn’t turn out well due to a lack of oil in the pan and a general lack of being prepared. That one was mine.
Overall, everything turned out pretty well.
We had plans to go to Eugene for a small beer festival but decided against it due to drive time. So I suggested we head out to Mt. Shasta. We love Mt. Shasta.
With all the clouds and fog, Mt. Shasta almost looked fake:
It was gorgeous up on Mt. Shasta:
We had planned on going as far as we could. But that came much more quickly than we anticipated:
I don’t think the sign was necessary due to the amount of snow that was covering the road. But hey, that’s just me.
We ate at the Black Bear Cafe. Andy ate a tuna sandwich while I tried to eat lighter and opted for an open face turkey sandwich without the gravy. Turns out you don’t get the mashed potatoes and the portion is on the shall we say skimpy side:
This is a normal portion size
I was hungry an hour later
Last stop before we headed home
We like to keep it classy:
Absinthe & 'shine
Went on a hike at Lower Table Rock. It was a gorgeous warm day.
View from Lower Table Rock
Upper Table Rock
The hike was a little over 3 miles. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Chicken Taco Salad at The Black Bear Cafe