amazing, delicious weekend

What a great weekend we had. On Friday night, we grilled pork chops - with a sauce recipe invented by yours truly. The recipe included soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, garlic, and a "secret" ingredient... a splash of Jack Daniels! I used half the mixture for marinade and then reduced the other half at a simmer and thickened it with cornstarch, making a shiny brown glaze for the chops when they were off the grill.

Our very good friends, the Delpartes and the Mogensons came to town for a visit. Bob brought whole lobsters with him. On Saturday night, we grilled steak and chicken breasts to go with the lobsters, oven roast potatoes, ceasar salad and bread to go with the lobsters! Amazing, absolutely amazing. It was quite a feast, followed by homemade caramel ice cream. Mmmmmm.

For Sunday brunch, I made my famous Eggs Benedict (shown here) for brunch. Dessert was to be fresh strawberries but I didn't think they were quite ripe enough so after slicing them I sprinkled them with brown sugar and drizzled them with the tiniest bit of Kahluha. They were served with fresh cream. It all melted together to be a sweet, flavourful sauce.

A good time, with good friends and good food. What a great weekend!


Mrs. Staggs said...

Eggs Benedict is one of my favorite dishes so this photo caught my eye right away! All of the things you made sound wonderful. My folks recently gave us a Cuisinart ice cream maker, but I haven't tried using it yet. I'm afraid once I do...there goes my diet! I was thinking sorbet might be ok now and then though. The strawberries sound wonderful, I would'nt have thought of Kahlua, but I love strawberries dipped in sour cream and rolled in brown sugar! Oh jeepers, I guess I won't be having those for awhile either! So glad to hear that you enjoyed a lovely weekend.

jastolfo said...

What a delicious blog you have here. Thanks for the link as well.

Anna said...

I have never had eggs benedict. Another thing I must try. You make the most AMAZING food. Yummy!


Christine said...

The more I read your blog the more you make me want to eat and experiment in the kitchen rather than just eat the same ol' same ol' every week! That strawberry thing sounds really tasty, yet another thing to add to my list of food to try from your blog :P

Christine Bruce