Since I feel unable to invite you to join us for dinner of a Thursday (which is an honour very rarely bestowed), I plan to at least record the key culinary highlights of each week for our 10th anniversary year.....what, with my new camera and all (thanks Davey!)
Here was our Bill of Fare for Thursday, January 3rd, 2013:
Cocktail - sparkling rum and pomegranate punch (for this I can take no credit....thanks Davey (via CHOW). Easy, very "more-ish" and readily adaptable for the grape-allergic (substitute sparkling cider for the sparkling wine - equally delicious.)
Soup: Cream of Celery - courtesy of BBC GoodFood. Well received, and well presented - SUPER EASY! Definitely one to make again. If only I had the foresight to make a delicious 1 hour, soft pretzel to go with it....need to ask Andrea for the recipe!).
|Delicious Celery Soup, with a sparkling rum and pomegranate punch in the background ( just to set an edge on the appetite, you understand.)|
Dessert: after all the over-indulgence of the last couple of weeks, I thought fruit salad might be welcome. Persimmon, grapes, kiwi, banana, pomegranate and out of season rasps made for a palate-invigorating mix. I managed to restrain myself from topping it off with some vanilla ice cream from Sweet Olenka's. Maybe next time.