Told ya I’d be putting more dill into this blog. This is one of those deceptive, fancy-looking dinners that’s actually stupidly easy to make, provided you’ve got everything on hand. It takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Since I live on my own, I’ve tried to cut down on the amount of each dish … More Shrimp in dill & garlic white wine cream sauce.
Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.
Thursday it was my turn to host book club. My book for “The Classic Challenge” was Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” Like Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” “Tess” is a romantic tragedy. But “Tess” actually has characters who are likable and have souls. Moving on, the real reason behind this “Challenge” book club – other … More Homemade whipped cream. Enough said.
So it’s winter. I’ve missed sharing Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Years with the blogging world. But, to be fair, there’s already a glut of holiday blog posting. My silence was just a lovely respite from people sharing their traditional indulgences. OK, lame excuse. I was busy. I started a job in November. I moved … More Lasagna and changes.