We kicked off our first anniversary celebration with dinner and drinks at one of our favorite restaurants in S.Austin: Habana.
So. Good. I could probably just have eaten a meal of these and nothing else. They are balls of mashed potato with seasoned ground beef in the center and deep fried. With a little salsa, they are delicious.
X and I tried to make them a long time ago when we were first dating. It was difficult and messy- I prefer someone else to do the dirty work so I can just enjoy them :D
I ordered the chuletas fritas with arroz con grandules and black beans (fried pork chops, rice w/ chickpeas):
Their servings are so large they can easily be split between two people, which never ends up happening with us. (We have different tastes in food, I guess).
X ordered the fricase de pollo (chicken stew), which I failed to take a picture of.
And finally, when we arrived home. We enjoyed this:
The top tier of our wedding cake was devoured about six months ago. We were running out of space in our freezer, so it had to be eaten, right?! I emailed our wedding cake baker so ask her if she could make us a smaller anniversary cake, and of course, she said yes. So Friday afternoon, I drove to her new store front to pick it up! I LOVE THIS CAKE.