This is Johny and Brucie, the best pic of the evening (there weren't many, I was too occupied with the conversation and cooking our meal). The one photo purposely taken of Brucie and I doesn't cut mustard...when I showed it to her, she said "sure, looks good, but I don't have my glasses on"...if she had her glasses on, she would not have thought it looked good. I know you want me in pictures Brucie, but trust me on this one...I'll show you the evidence!
The evening filled with hugs and memories, laughs and tears, more hugs and memories, laughs and tears, and good food. So let me tell you about the food...
I put a small twist on my brandied apple encrusted pork loin and made chops instead. I served it with roasted small potatoes and pan roasted brussel sprouts. Remember when I told you we went and harvested some brussel sprouts and I shared pictures of the dew on the leaves? Well, now I'll share what I did with them.
This is the brussel sprout plant. We collected 4 plants like the one below, each one having about 50 little sprouts, each less than 1 inch in diameter. I removed all the leaves and put the stalks into a paper bag in the fridge (like like a moist cool place for storing, putting them in sand in a root cellar is preferred, but I needed to transport them).
And for desert...cake with Grand Marnier Pumpkin Drizzle...
It was a lovely evening. We do miss our friend Robert.
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,