Diane, again, prepared a delicious meal for us and I continually feel bad because I do not think I am doing my part; however, the problem is that she cooks far better than I do so my taste buds always win out over my desire to share the cooking chores.
The beginning of this Thursday meal was superb: the Barkeep made a stiff Jim Beam Rye Old Fashioned for me (Diane does not like the taste of rye so much so she drinks bourbon) and a Maker’s Mark Manhattan for herself. This liquor was with a bowl of of her own recipe Panzanella which, as I said before, was more successful than Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meal recipe that I used.
Albeit tonight’s meal was not a terrible drag on her time because she opened a package of smoked trout and we each had a half. That was accompanied by some good purchased French tartre sauce (Mielle I believe) and the main course was complete
All of this was accompanied by the always present green salad with avocado cubes and tomato pieces.
For beverage, we enjoyed a young Hunt South Australian Chardonnay.