Monday, June 16, 2008

Cuisine of California: Triumph at Last

Last night's was the best meal I've cooked since I started blogging. We took a family vote, and it was unanimous. I'm still a little breathless. 

And to think just a few days ago I was about to give up on the Cuisine of California.

The menu:

-Halibut with apples, ginger, and cider vinegar. The sauce called for a cup of whipping cream. Very '80s, but very effective. Owen ate a half pound of this, then said, "More chicken please." 

-Sugar snap peas and red peppers. Flavored only with butter and salt. Isabel had fifths.

-Lemon rice with capers and parsley. Buttery, tangy, capery.
 
-Cheesecake souffle. Pictured above, lavishly decorated by Isabel. Okay, maybe not the best cheesecake ever -- this was from the school of sweet and fluffy as opposed to dense and tart. Still, it was pretty awesome.

But what really made the dinner memorable was this: No one cried, or shouted, or stormed upstairs. No one complained, or pushed their food around their plate. Everyone sat there. Everyone talked. Everyone ate. 


3 comments:

  1. that's happy. could it have something to do with the impending end of school and family vacation? a little huddling together? i want more details on how that fish was cooked. i can't picture it.

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  2. eureka! voted the best by the whole family. looks like we have a meal for marion. even features fish. perfect.
    can't wait. mray

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