Since I have had the reply button fixed, I feel comfortable showing my face again. My friend Brian is in town for a visit (better known to you all as husband of Tammy and father of Sam), and we did our usual cook and drink and gorge routine. every couple of months we get together and make a boatload of food and drink a ton and eat until we are ready to fall over.
We spent the better part of the afternoon making homemade pasta. We made a Bechamel and added a bunch of crab meat, let that cool, and stuffed a ton of ravioli. We froze most of it, but ate a serving with a butter/olive oil sauce with fresh basil. Then we took some Aussie range Tenderloins, and grilled those and ate them. Very good, and with a much more complex flavor than regular tenderloins. At first you get a beefy juice, then it has a gamey, almost mutton-like finish. Finally, we cook veal scallopini with some of the linguini we made, and a sauce with cream and fire-roasted tomatoes and onions and garlic.
We briefly discussed a vegetable course earlier, then giggled and had a scotch.
For dessert I made Irish coffees, and made a nice topping with Frangelico, sugar, and heavy whipping cream. Man, was that good. I could just drink the whipped cream by itself.
At any rate, that is how my day went. It was awesome. Fuck the Republicans, fuck politics.
This song has been running through my head:
Have at it. You do know I love you all even though I have been distracted lately, don’t you? I only beat you because I care.