We had a pretty quiet weekend., Gary and Deb came up from Denver, and we put together a home-made dinner. Gary had made some bread at home before he came up and I put together some pasta sauce with a couple kinds of Italian sausage. Gary also brought up his pasta machine and we made some homemade Spaghetti, It was my first experience from scratch. Just eggs and special flour…pretty easy really, time-consuming but easy. We finished off the dinner with some Creme Brulee…Master Chef Gary…made a fairly important omission in the creme brulee…but it was still heartily consumed (I now have some cooking ammunition for our next competition)
ps. We had a couple “Rib-off” cooking competitions last summer, with homemade BBQ sauces etc…the next big challenge will be the “Brisket-off” next month…he doesn’t stand a chance!!!
The Creme Brulee was another first for me….Mapp Torches in the kitchen? We also shared some homemade Burgundy that I had made over 10 years ago. We concluded the evening with some demonstrations with the intervalometer…and now my little brother needs to get one for his D90. We had some visits from a new bird at the feeder…a Pine Grosbeak… and also from one of our old-time friends woody the woodpecker.
Tori and I finished up the weekend with some lite reading, some Olympics on the tube and some relaxing by the fire. (I stacked our 5th cord of the season Sunday…and we woke to 3 degrees today) Spring is only how many months away?