Marshall and I threw a small dinner party last night for Fernando’s son. He was here for a couple of weeks and he left today to go back home for the fall, but we hope he will return for the holidays. He is a great kid and will most likely become a great man.
For dinner Marshall made a chicken fettuccine with mushrooms and cream sauce, as well as a beautiful salad made with vegetables from our garden. (I currently have heirloom tomatoes and Kumato tomatoes sprouting. EXCITED!)
Marshall and I also created a wonderful cake using my strawberry rose jam in between each layer, as well as whipped chocolate frosting. To top each layer, we toasted scrap pieces of the cake in the over and then crumbled them up to add texture and added almonds. As you can see it was a masterpiece!
Something I am very proud of that happened this week: I made Hollandaise from scratch, without a recipe! Just put stuff together and whipped. I whipped it, whipped it good. I will never be able to achieve this feat ever again, but once is enough for me!