This morning I awoke to the smell of freshly baked bread, (hmm with maybe a salty hint of pork?) The wind was whistling, rain coming in strong against the house, Banjo stretched out next to me. I heard a creaky ascent on the staircase, the bedroom door opened, and my handsome husband stood holding a little plate of soft pretzels oozing with a ham and cheddar filling. “Try one,” he offered, “it’s our appetizer for tonight.” All of this before 7am? I think it’s going to be a good day. And it’s payday Friday.
Chef’s club, tonight at 7:30. It was started almost 2 years ago when Snakes and his friend, SP, decided to get together every couple of months to plan and prepare a gorgeous, multi course meal for their ladies. (!!) At the time I had just gotten Snakes the Bouchon cookbook by Thomas Keller, so the first menu was based on recipes found there. Tonight’s menu is from October’s Gourmet. (We really will miss them!) Aside from the little pretzel treats, I’m not sure what is in store for this evening. I don’t generally make a habit of studying the menu as I enjoy the element of surprise. However, I would never dissuade anyone who may be inclined to wake me up with fresh baked goods, menu spoiler or not.
I am a fortunate woman.