Monday, December 18, 2006

Tiny Taste Test

I had a gourmet meal miniature. I was trying to get the bulk of my holiday grocery shopping done with only one child in tow, and so hitting every aisle, really trying to make sure I wasn't forgetting anything. Well, I couldn't find the chipotle marinade I was looking for, so I buzzed over to the cooking school, where they demo recipes with locally made or store brand marinades and sauces. I'm scanning the bottles when today's chef swoops down on me and my son, raving over today's recipes, trying to titillate me with the fact that he has a 'full-course meal' for me to try.

Within seconds, he's handing me a little styrofoam plate, with one bite of each of the following:
Pineapple Habanero Cheese Dip (on a Wheat Thin)
Wild Herb Encrusted Salmon
Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Lemon Cream Curd Pie

Fancy schmancy, right?

It was delicious and would have filled me right up if I'd been a foot tall. I did buy the lemon curd. Thought I could use it as a fall-back gift if someone gifted me unexpectedly. I figured I could just attach the pie recipe (just add Cool Whip and a pre-made Granola pie crust), and have a cute little gift. I'll probably end up making the pie myself, which is just fine.

Oh, oh!!! I eeked out about an hour to write today, and if my son isn't sick in the morning (crossing my fingers), I should have another hour or more tomorrow! And then both boys are 'home for the holidays', so all bets are off!


Beck said...

Oh yum. That would be an excellent feast for a foot tall person. And I luvvvv Lemon Curd!

Karitown said...

Yum, Yum!!

Sounds good to me.

Julie S said...

Ooh, those grocery store treats can be so good and so evil at the same time.

Congrats on an hour spent writing! I really need the holidays to be over so I can get back into it!

Sheryl said...

That makes me hungry! I think I need to start visiting fancier grocery stores!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Reminds me of the part in the song It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.. the line, "And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again."

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That's exactly how it is, Angela!

Stacy said...

Sounds tasty to me. I love getting food samples.