Today I had a very important conversation with Benjamin Button. Because he has the fortunate or unfortunate hand of being raised in this mad culinary environment, any woman he seriously dates will most assuredly have to spend time sitting at the feet of Pinx. If she is fearless enough to take the challenge though, she will have the rare opportunity to learn some real skillz. Let me explain.
Yesterday we celebrated Pinx coming out party…her birthday. Because you never ask a woman her age, we will not discuss the numbers. What I will tell you is that she wanted to be alone with her family: me, Benjamin Button, and the government twins.. So we went to our favorite steak house. I will say that they once more did not fail to impress. We tried a new dish and we were so smitten with this side that we had to run back to the lab to try it out.
Fast forward to today…the actual birthday for the star of this blog — because she is somewhat shy, we refer to her in veiled terms, but never doubt that she is Wonder Woman, Chaka Khan, Celia Cruz, and Maya Angelou at the same time — and we had a delightful meal at home. Before you all jump up in arms, we spent all weekend eating out and she received jewelry yesterday before dinner and two bouquets today. Now back to the kitchen…so Super Pinx was in the kitchen working on some new dishes. The dishes are part of the HOLIDAY COLLECTION! SCORE!!!!!
Tonight we enjoyed a new twist on her cranberry sauce (vanilla, lemon juice, orange zest, and port), mac and cheese ( have you ever considered adding mustard and apple wood smoked bacon to the mix), and the new dish the sweet potato casserole. I will tell you that this little diddy was the truth! The meal was so good I am almost upset that we won’t be having the customary feast at the
house this year. We are bringing dishes with us wherever we crash this
is short…eat something memorable.