Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ms. Goofy and I have been enjoying the life of leisure these days. We have both retired from our respective professions and have been reaping the benefits our years of servitude. Ms. Goofy likes to eat bon-bons and watch soap operas. I faithfully watch Jerry Springer every afternoon. It was time to leave the couch and go on a road trip. We like to call our excursions; 'Meat Adventures'. We have a destination of the scenic Santa Cruz area today. We did not ride the roller-coaster this trip but we did find some great meat and sweet treats.
Our first stop was the Freedom Meat Lockers in Freedom California. This is a huge full service butcher. We loaded up the portable ice cave with plenty of specialty sausages and meats. I scored the best looking maple cured slab bacon ever. Ms. Goofy had to drag me out of this store because I was starting to dance with meat buying frenzy.
Our next stop is the artisan charcuterie 'el salchichero' in Santa Cruz. Bourbon, maple cured slab bacon, bacon burgers, (20% bacon, 80% ground beef), bacon sausage, and mustard, maple cured smoked pork chops were put into our cart. I was in bacon heaven. Leaving the premise we stumbled upon 'Kelley's French Bakery". Several treats from a spectacular looking pastry counter were chosen. The portable ice cave was full to the brim.
On our way home we spied Donnelly Chocolates. The Racing Honda automatically stopped. This was a specialty chocolate shop with plenty for us to sample and purchase. I especially like the single malt chocolate balls. Ms. Goofy found a peanut butter cookie covered in dark chocolate that she loved.
Meat Adventures are the way we roll. It was a great day to leave the couch and restock the Chilebrown ice cave. Do not worry we set the DVR to not miss Jerry Springer. Have a wonderful bacon day.