Happy New Year, my fellow cookers & eaters! Just back yesterday from our 2 nights on the Delta. Lovely time spent near the water
Holiday eats. First night was a cassoulet-type dish, with pork shoulder, bacon, Toulouse sausages, smoked duck, two different kinds of white beans, and red wine. Buttery/toasted bread and arugula salad with a walnut oil/sherry vinegar dressing on the side. Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Cab to drink before and with.
NYE dinner was a tomahawk ribeye steak the BF grilled perfectly, although the bone-in ribeyes i’ve gotten from another butcher were much beefier and a nicer texture. Still, very very good, and we have plenty leftover. More Toulouse sausage, cheesy toast because i forgot our potatoes at home, and perhaps the star of the show, @gcaggiano’s brussels sprouts! Slightly modified - with shallots, and glazed in brown sugar, bourbon, butter, and a gifted maple syrup i’ve been drizzling all year, to finish. A bottle of Billecart Salmon champagne to bring in the New Year on the deck, plus assorted cocktails.
BF made us bfast before we left, which he almost never eats. I made him eat half of this.
Last night’s dinner back at home, green goddess marinated chicken thighs (from the “good” butcher) the BF grilled at the vacation spot, more arugula salad, and the forgotten potato gratin.
Here’s hoping for a healthy, sane, and delicious New Year to all you HOs!