Sunday, September 18, 2011
More food preparation practice in case I get on that show. My friend R showed me a few of her tricks last night and this plate came out quite nice - presentation wise. It's veal parmesan with pasta marinara and asparagus. What's most exciting is how easy and fast it was. Seriously I could whip this up in fifteen minutes. I will likely add this to our weekly rotation of meals. There was an alternate side dish, a twice baked bleu cheese potato. Not so pretty on the plate but. Yum.
This one was winner on the taste side. Another veal dish but rolled up with spinach and smoked salmon. Those are chantilly potatoes on the side. I'm less thrilled about the presentation but wow, it was good. At first I wrinkled my nose at the idea of veal + smoked salmon but the marriage was really nice. Also, neat new trick to cook spinach. Just throw it in the microwave in a covered dish, no additional ingredients required. You'd never know. Perfect.
R and I in her kitchen making magic. Serge took notes the whole time so I can duplicate what we did.
Now I'll have to practice these preparations next weekend. Now who will be my guinea pig? Then I'll be good to go for the tv show if they call because I'll have alternate dishes in case other contestants prepare something similar. The question is now creeping in, "Why did I sign up to be a contestant again?" It's a lot of work and if I do go, it will be a week full of stress.
I'm in the middle of my two week-long intensives with the nurses so there's really nothing else to report. I had to wear a jacket yesterday so summer is officially over up here. Sad pouty face. I'll pop back in next weekend. Toodles.