Sometimes retreat is the better part of valour. So when T's boss, The General, came for dinner I decided to do all dishes that I've done before. It was a very nice, sophisticated, well executed dinner. Read here......kind of boring for me.
Savory Cheesecake with Carmelized Onions
Homemade Pickle Dip and Crudites
Scallops and American Caviar in Califlower Soup
Beef Wellington with Stilton
Puree of Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots, and Carmelized Onions
Green Salad with Port Vinagar and Dijon Vinagrette
Sourdough Butter Rolls
La Bete Noire with White Chocolate Glaze and Raspberry Sauce
It was a ver good dinner, although the meat was a little tough, the rolls didn't rise as much as I wanted them to, and the cranberry syrup for the cocktails was a little gritty. But in all, I think a pretty well executed meal. Even with me being sick.
Which brings me to my current gripe, which is that I feel like things are moving so fast that I don't know what to do. I sometimes wish I could just stop the world from spinning for a few days so I could relax. Well, I have a couple international flights to look forward to, so hopefully that will help me get my fill of boredom so I can keep going.
I do have to say that I'm doing pretty good on not eating too much, although I don't seem to be losing any weight. So......no fun dinners, no good food, no losing weight, and no time to slow down. Sigh.
Well, I'll try laying on the couch and wishing I could actually get into the Christmas mood.