No pictures today. Our internet connection has been acting up all week and the act of uploading a picture just seems to be too much. If our internet provider is listening… your days are numbered!
But moving on. Dorie’s Poultry chapter may well be my favorite in the book, which probably says more about my personal preferences than anything else. In fact, the Fish chapter is quickly catching up. But this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Chicken Couscous, left me a bit wanting, which again, I think says more about my personal preferences than anything else. My husband and I both agreed though, that the flavors were much improved by the second day and we enjoyed our leftovers more than the original. But still not one which we need to repeat.
I’m off to dinner with my valentine now. We’re trying a new place which is rather difficult to get into, and so instead of fighting the hoards on Valentines Day proper, we decided to celebrate a day early. Which reminds me of something which I read some years ago. Before I go any further I should preface this by saying that I can’t recall the exact source and the whole thing may well be nonsense. In any case, the story went that February 14th is the busiest day of the year for New York City restaurants, which is hardly surprising. But the piece then went on to explain that the second busiest day of the year for New York restaurants is February 13th, because that’s when all the mistresses and manstresses (it’s a word!) get taken out to dinner. So you can bet that tonight I’ll be looking around to see who else is there:-)