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!
posted Sunday, June 11, 2006