Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's almost over now, almost over now...

New Years Eve...

Always fun, always a chance to go all-out and do something a little special for dinner.

I'm not a big big fan of going "out" for New Years, only because there are too many crazy jerk-offs on the road. Plus, I like being in the kitchen on New Years. It's like being at work, except everything comes together the right way.

Last night I made what has become a standard at home, the Mixed Grill.

A simple mix of Beef tenderloin, Chicken tenderloin, sauted Zucchini & Yellow Squash, and pan-roasted potatoes served with a perfect Rosemary Demi Glace, the Mixed Grill is probably my favorite meal. Actually... I have a lot of "favorite" meals.

Anyways, we started off the meal with fresh baked bread and olive oil for dipping, moved on to a couple of Spinach and Red Romain salads, the dove right onto the entree.

We finished off the meal with a game of Shanghai and a few slices of my Chocolate Everything cake.

All in all, a good end to a pretty good year. Plus, right near Midnight, I was able to use on of the greatest Homer Simpson quotes evar:

"Ohh, will this horrible year never end??!!"
-Homer Simpson, while watching the New Years Eve ball get stuck right before Midnight.


Anonymous said...

The "Chocolate Everything" Cake has "Wedding Cake" written ALL over it...

...maybe that's because I plan on being at your wedding, and just want a big ol' hunk of it!

Let me keep the leftovers while you are on your honeymoon...ask Kerrie about why I might volunteer for that duty... ;)


BGslum said...

...OR you guys could just come over one weekend and I'll make another one!

The idea of that being one of the wedding cakes is intriguing.
I've always said I'd like to do my own cakes - as if there won't be more that enough to do at that point ANYWAYS...