Funkyterrance wrote: AslanTheKing wrote:
Fruitcake wrote:Breakfast: Generally smoked salmon, drizzled with fresh lemon, freshly rough ground black pepper and cream cheese. Freshly squeezed Orange juice then a large cup, or two, of breakfast tea, brewed to strength. When I can't get the cook to make that I settle for a bowl of rice krispies.
Elevenses: cup of tea with ginger snaps.
Lunch. I get two choices
1) (Light Lunch snack) Pio Tosini Palma ham (have eaten Pio Tosini for years, won't try another). with sun dried and sun blushed tomatoes with a fine Chardonnay
2) (Heavy Lunch snack) Medium sliced Fillet steak (very rare) thinly layered with good quality paté topped with a Parmigiano-Reggiano salad, all in a freshly baked (but not hot) ciabatta. Washed down with a Gevrey Chambertin.
This sees me through to tea time.
compliments to your taste, this man enjoys life
Yeah that and he's older than my grandfather and so has time
to enjoy life to the fullest.
I was always envious of his descriptions though, maybe he's got an extra seat at the table...
To be honest, my table normally has a couple of guests for Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Tea or even Dinner. Sometimes the same faces are there for days as they don't seem to want to leave!
I have 9 for Dinner tomorrow. We are opening with grilled Salmon (medium to well done) with balsamic glaze (goes sweet and a little crispy if placed under a fierce grill), followed by a salad creation I came up with some years ago that most say is unlike any salad they have ever tasted (and been bored with) previously. I now have to make almost industrial quantities to fulfil the requests for it. To go with this salad are fine whole Beef Fillets roasted with whole-Grain Mustard & Herb Crust (a real favourite of mine), sliced at the table freshly baked home made bread, warm (and unusually strong) Somerset Camembert, from a cheese maker I now count as a friend, for dipping the bread in. A very nice Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin for those who like red (which should be everyone imo) and a passable Au Bon Climat Hildegard 2008 (Santa Maria Valley) Pinot Grigio for those who insist on drinking white wine.
I shall be in the Kitchen for some hours in the morning before breaking to watch the first half of the France v Wales match, then a quick change as guests will be arriving for and during the second half. As usual, Cook will take care of the final preparation and I imagine I will have a full house tomorrow overnight so will revert to the usual breakfast mentioned previously on Sunday.