So, when he is away, I have carte blanche and the world is my oyster, sometimes literally. His one night excursions are the most difficult menus to plan because I have one opportunity to cram everything I want into one meal. It makes my head spin. Two nights and over excursions afford me the chance to gradually ease into my dining desires and expectations.
Last night, I killed two birds with one meal. I satisfed my desire for seafood and soup. My one night only selfish meal. I couldn't decide between bouillabaisse or cioppino,both tomato and wine based fish stews similar in technique and style, but with very different flavor profiles. I decided on Cioppino with a nod to bouillabaisse.