Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thank Zeus they weren't busy
When our dinner guests bailed after catching pneumonia - we're glad they did cancel but sad they're sick - we were left with a quite a bit of food so I suggested another couple who might be around and live close enough to be at our house in time for dinner. And luckily the Wagners were free, although minus two of their members. In a pinch they were over to help us slog through all the food, which included turkey soup and homemade no-knead bread, fennel and orange watercress salad, spring lasagna with prosciutto and asparagus in a béchamel sauce, and 12-layer chocolate cake. Josie and Henry entertained themselves through much of the meal. (Henry enjoyed the soup but did not appreciate the fennel in the salad. "I don't want it, mama.") Both kids were enthusiastic cake eaters. Who isn't? It should be noted that Henry was quite helpful in the kitchen (as evidenced by pic at right). If he wasn't such a good sport, allowing his mom to spend the majority of her day in the kitchen, this meal never would have come together. Many thanks to the Wagners for saving our meal!