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It’s not really worth making a menu this week because David is leaving tomorrow and won’t be back until Friday. He flies in to OKC Friday morning, drives home, picks me up and then we head back to the city for the weekend. We have tickets to see James Taylor, y’all! We are just a wee bit excited about that. Not to mention the fact we will have two nights in our favorite OKC hotel – the Skirvin. I cannot tell you how much we need a little downtime.
I’m on a mission to get my house in really good shape this week so cooking is taking a backseat to cleaning. I’ve got some leftover rice and a fresh pineapple in the fridge so I’ll probably make pineapple fried rice for dinner tonight. Then Tuesday through Thursday while David is gone I’ll opt for a salad or smoothie for my dinners. Friday and Saturday nights we’ll eat out in OKC. If we eat somewhere very special I’ll post about next week.
Now, for the important thing. Tomorrow is the drawing for my giveaway. If you haven’t entered, hurry! All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite meal on the original giveaway post here. I’m drooling over some of those comments. In fact, after reading Frank’s, I think I need to up my game. This is what I had listed as my favorite meal:
- fried chicken
- mashed potatoes and gravy (homemade, of course!)
- green beans cooked with bacon and onion
- homemade biscuit
- fresh peach cobbler
And that truly is a favorite. But look at Frank’s (I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing it):
- Oysters Rockefeller with Moet & Chandon Imperial
- Crawfish bisque with baguette and drink a sturdy red with it (maybe a 2000 Chateau Beausejour Duffau)
- Salad Nicoise and finish off the red
- Bread pudding with whiskey sauce, plus tea or coffee if you want
- Maybe a nice port like Fonseca’s Vintage Port to finish
Wow! Can you tell he’s originally from New Orleans? Let’s see if I can meet that challenge.
- raw oysters with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne
- crisp, mixed green salad with homemade Roquefort dressing, hot yeast roll with real butter, and start on a bottle of Pinot Noir (if I could, I’d have the $200 a bottle stuff I had *once* at a chef’s tasting in Dallas)
- filet mignon cooked medium rare, baked potato with butter and sour cream, crisp/tender asparagus, more of the Pinot Noir
- chocolate bread pudding like I had at Smith and Wollensky’s in New Orleans before the storm which I’ve never had the likes of since and a cup of French-pressed coffee
- follow up at a classy nearby bar with either Speyburn single malt Scotch whiskey (with a single ice cube) or a perfectly concocted Cosmo made with Ketel One vodka, Cointreau, and a twist of lemon or maybe a Manhattan?
How’s that? I would need at least two or three hours for that meal. And a nap afterwards. Thanks, Frank. Now you’ve got me craving oysters. And bread pudding.
Don’t forget – enter the giveaway!