one of my resolutions for 09 is to reconnect with my siblings whom I am a bit distant from, though they are still close. It has been long enough, that these siblings (there are four coming to dinner, plus me) have no idea i can boil water. One sister is deathly allergic to shrimp, other than that, anything goes. I figure, a great menu will be fun, surprising for them certainly since last they heard I could only make cereal and give us something to chit chat about if needed.
I want the meal to be great (an olive branch if you will). I want a knock your socks off meal, one that will make them say, gee, little cassoulady has been busy since we last saw her. I would like to make lobster bisque, which I think I do well, but would love suggestions for other courses. Thanks!