Did you do the brunch? Did you just forget about it? Did you cook? Did you get cooked for?
Personally I spent the morning out in the woods foraging for Morels. I pulled out about a pound in about a half hour. So it was a good start. For the Dinner we had my wife, 2 kids, Mother-in-law, My Mom, Dad, my good old (add Sarcasm here) Grandmere and myself.
Initially it was supposed to be the men in the kitchen cooking...Myself and Dad. That quickly evolved into myself doing a one man show. Although he did whip up a BBQ macaroni salad he found in Cook's Illustrated and some Upside Down Cajun pickles the day before. We also shared in whipping up some decadent Chocolate mousse.
I got the whip up a huge 7 pound Roulade of Beef Tenderloin served with Morel Duxelle and Spinach stuffing (Nice herbed butter on top), a basic Ratatouille, A spring veggie salad with Feta, and a Mint and Cherry vinaigrette, and old fashion good old pan fried potatoes. Also my mom did step in to whip up some Sesame roasted asparagus when I said I was not going to include it do to timing (someone else requested it) .
Although the meal was hastily put together with no clear rhyme or reason...all the separate components were dead on. The star of the day was the Beef. Cooked to a perfect rare state for 2/3's of the roast and medium rare on the tail.
I can tell it was one of my better days in the kitchen because I kept the salt and pepper off the table and no one noticed! :)
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