May 7, 2012 11:09 am
Updated: May 9, 2012 12:41 pm
Well, I just spoke with my daughter and she will be here tomorrow for a conference in DC. Of course she has her requests...........Chicken Picatta (Mom's). I've already figured it into my menu plan for the week, so she's happy.
Last night I fixed a "Birthday Celebration Dinner" for my fiancee' (I guess I should give you his name...It's Darryl) He and I have birthdays that are only 1 week apart. So, one meal for two! Yeah! We had strip steak and lobster tail, with baked potato
and a wilted salad. Ummmmmmmmmmm Gooood! I brought some salad for lunch and it was just as good. I made up my own wilted salad recipe though. I used baby spinich, iceberg lettuce and romain. I put in a chopped red onion and some celery (3 stalks). Fried
up some bacon bits and used the remaining grease to create a dressing. The dressing had 2 tblsp bacon drippings 1/4 cup white wine, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 tsp of dijon mustard mix it all in the pan that bacon was fried in. This will deglaze the pan and add
extra flavor to the dressing. Reduce the mixture by 1/3. Spoon over individual salads. Add bacon pieces and cherry or grape tomatoes. Everything else was pretty simple. It's all in the timing.
My daughter is excited to not have to cook for the next week and the fact that I'm making he most favorite of meals makes her giddy! My daughter is my friend as well and that can make for some fun visits. I look forward to being with her.
Happy Cooking to everyone! I know I really enjoy reading your blogs. Thanks