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.