Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My brother, Joshua, knows that we love to cook so he sent us a new cookbook for Christmas and it came in a very cool Strand book bag. The book is 'Patricia Wells At Home In Provence ~ Recipes Inspired By Her Farmhouse In France' and is as much fun to read as it is to cook out of. Fun little quotes are on some of the pages and there are fun little blurbs about each recipe and why it was chosen for this book.
Last nights dinner was made entirely from our new cookbook. The menu read as follows:
Penne with Sausage, Fennel and Red Wine
Golden Parmesan-Pepper Loaf
Eli's Apple Crisp
I actually had made the bread on Sunday, but just before dinner we had decided to go to a movie (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -thumbs up!), so while making the rest of the dinner on Monday night, we decided to grill slices of the bread on a hot cast-iron gridle. Mmmmm.... it was completely delicious that way! The Penne dish called for 2 cups of Chianti wine, so we drank the rest of the bottle with dinner. Cleaning up was a hoot, but after a couple of glasses of wine I really can't tell you if those dishes got very clean. Ah well, a good time was had by all!
"I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation."
Posted by Paula at 5:45 PM