OK, now I'm salivating with hunger reading these new posts!!
Once I had dinner at a conference with Karen Pryor who wrote the classic breastfeeding book, Nursing Your Baby,
Karen was a behavorial scientist and she recommended that I notice what makes me salivate as I was reading the menu as a guide to what to order. Check it out!
I had a nice buffet yesterday for a few friends and family:
Pate' with cornichons, capers, thinly sliced red onions (with french bread)
Brie with Red Chile Jam (with french bread)
Chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce (lots of horseradish)
Cucumber Salad with sweet and sour cream dressing. Bit of finely chopped red onions. Apple cider vinegar.
Deviled Eggs (with worchestershire sauce and tabasco sauce in the mix of mayo and egg)
Salad with Bibb Lettuce, shaved parmesan, lightly toasted walnuts, light white wine vinaigrette.
Cream of Tomato Soup.
I simmered an un-peeled, halved potato, 1/2 head of garlic broken into un-peeled cloves, bunch of basil in water for 30 to 45 minutes. Added tomato puree, tomato paste, brown sugar, touch of worchestershire sauce, touch of brandy (cognac is better), lots of cream, salt and pepper, chopped tomatoes at the end.
Tonight it's leftovers from the buffet.