Monday, April 1, 2013

Straight-up Food Porn

Yesterday we celebrated Easter with our friend Wild Man's family. A very large and loud gathering of people. It was mostly okay. We'll see how we feel about attending future events, which we have already been invited to.

We brought a cheesecake, mostly because WM had raved to his parents about the one we made last week when we had him over for dinner, and had told them all about James and "my"cooking. His family loves food. Lots of food. So with all the activity yesterday, then coming home to make a cake for James' birthday, which is today, then making a great dinner for his birthday today, all we have for you tonight is food porn...no recipes, just straight-up food porn...cheesecake, birthday cake and birthday dinner...

The cheesecake we made for Easter:
This cheesecake was repeatedly referenced as "sin"...

 And then there was birthday dinner...

James requested Beef Wellington...
Before it got wrapped in puff pastry it was seared on all sides and topped with a duxelle (mushrooms, onions, garlic and thyme finely chopped and sauteed in butter and extra virgin olive oil)
After it was wrapped, brushed with egg wash and baked
Beef Wellington with a pan sauce, maple balsamic roasted carrots, garlic saute├ęd button mushrooms and mashed potatoes.







The birthday cake James requested - Black Forrest Cake...




Three layers filled with cream and from-scratch cherry filling

1 comment:

  1. Insert *foodgasm* Wow. My birthday is in July ;-)

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