Monday, September 18, 2006

Don't judge a cheese by it's state of iciness

J had a stash of cheese (ill gotten gains perhaps) that he promised to use for dinner last Friday. When I pulled it from the fridge, it was a frozen block of 5 cheeses. Unappetizing to say the least. However, he, a veritable magician, baked them for under 10 minutes, added some plump raisins, and a drizzle of truffle oil. Each bite was different, a mystery revealed (blue! gouda! parmesan!).

The paella, however, which was a lovely picture of saffron rice and healthy vegetables, turned out to be too salty, as if the broth was rushed. And I had more than a few bites of underdone rice. I added some bottled squid to the leftovers, and later on, chicken. 4 bottles of wine helped to keep the dinner guests happy.

2 comments:

Katrina said...

Not sure if it was just the wine, but I was happy! The cheese concoction was indescribably delicious. I brought the leftovers to my next party (it would've gone bad otherwise), and my friends all had the same reaction as I did when I first put it in my mouth: speechless ecstasy.

christine said...

I'm sorry I missed it! Gotta have me some of that speechless ecstacy. :)

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