Although Thanksgiving is finally over, the gluttony was not over yet today! Mr. Pooper offered to cook a post-Thanksgiving meal for just the two of us. *gasp* And of course being him, he couldn't just pick any recipe... He decided to cook Thomas Keller's "Sea bass with sweet parsnips, arrowleaf spinach, and saffron-vanilla sauce," from The French Laundry Cookbook. I have no complaints.
After waking up super early and entertaining the family all day today, I was totally exhausted by evening time. So I was passed out on the couch the entire time Mr. Pooper was cooking. I even had dreams about the mystery meal, even though in my dream it wasn't even the same dish. It was kind of weird.
There's nothing as comforting as clay pot rice. Its meaty, mushroomy aroma is irresistible on a cold, chilly night.
This recipe I'm experimenting with uses a large Dutch oven (Staub, La Creuset, Pyrex, etc.) to bake a rustic-style bread.
I just bought a copy of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, for the purpose of leveling skills.cooking++.