The Last Supper
We have had a wonderful week of visiting and laughing and the kids decided to throw a dinner party.
Risotto and Mac & Cheese a' la Sarah.... Good groceries!
"Yes... It is supposed to be green"
Spinach never tasted so good
What a team
Sarah is about to perform magic... When she is done everything disappears
We will drink to..... anything!
Flower is on patrol for any lost foodies which may hit the floor
Come and get it
Did you know? - Macaroni is mentioned in various medieval Italian sources, though it's not always clear whether it's a noodle or a prepared dish. However, pasta and cheese casseroles are recorded in cookbooks of the time such as the Liber de Coquina showing that they were a known style of dish. A cheese and noodle casserole known as Makerouns was recorded in an English cookbook in the 14th century. It was made with fresh hand-cut noodles which were sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese. It was apparently considered an upperclass dish even in Italy until around the 18th century.
Its popularity in the United States has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson serving it at a White House dinner in 1802, although a spontaneous and diffuse appearance of the dish is more likely. It has been popular in the United Kingdom since the Victorian era.
Tummies are stuffed
Did you know? - Value that is found in friendships is often the result of a friend demonstrating the following on a consistent basis:
- the tendency to desire what is best for the other
- sympathy and empathy
- honesty, perhaps in situations where it may be difficult for others to speak the truth especially in terms of pointing out the perceived faults of one's counterpart
- Mutual understanding
- Mutual compassion
Someone is tickled
The dessert chef is now available for consulting
Did you know? - The traditional chef's uniform includes a toque (traditional hat), white double-breasted jacket, and checked pants. It is instantly recognized by most members of the Western world, due to the prevalence of television celebrity chefs.
The double breasted jacket can be reversed to hide stains. Its thick cotton cloth protects from the heat of stove and oven and protects from splattering of boiling liquids. Traditionally knotted cloth buttons were used because they could stand up to the frequent washing and survive contact with hot items without melting. Typically, men button to the right while women button to the left. The picure shown is correct. She is buttoned on the left.
The hound's tooth checked pattern frequent on trousers serves to camouflage minor stains. The use of white for other pieces of clothing, especially by highly visible head chefs, is intended to denote cleanliness.
Yes... Wine is for dessert
It's time to be serious
A matching set
We calls him "Wrinkles"
About time to "hit the sack" as it is midnight
Did you know? - Hit the sak probably related to the fact that in the U.S.A. in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century mattresses often consisted of old sacks filled with hay or straw.