Archive for July, 2012

“Not Even In Your Top Ten”…

Friday, July 27th, 2012

…is what my darling wife said to me as we were having dinner with some friends recently.  I took the time to prepare a few new things I have been wanting to try.  The menu consisted of Cumberland chicken in which I pan roasted some chicken breasts, added some English style bacon, leeks and fresh red grapes.  I then deglazed with Port and orange juice and let that reduce.  I also made a couscous galette for the first time.  It is a crunchy baked pasta dish with Gruyere, lemon and eggs, and lightly crisped under the broiler.  For dessert I made a lemon meringue baked Alaska.  I made a lemon curd, served it atop a sponge cake and encased bourbon ice cream with an Italian style meringue. Delicious?  Yes.  And, to which I exclaimed “this is one of the best meals I have ever made”.  My wife replied “it’s not even in your top ten”.  I wasn’t defeated though, she rattle of a list of her favorites including my pizza, grilled Filet Mignon and a white chocolate-lavender ice cream I had made for her once.  I take great pleasure that my harshest critic is completely honest with me, does truly enjoy the food I prepare and also folds my laundry.

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