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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday's Feats

After a long week of teaching/studying/Luther-ing, my husband and I were both in need of some time together.  We decided to attempt a feat so daring, few have ever tried it before.

We attempted to make dinner together.  In our kitchen.  Together.  At the same time.

Spaghetti with Lemon Sauce

3/4 lb whole wheat spaghetti
1 tbsp lemon zest
Juice of 1/2 lemon
5 tbsp dry white wine
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Confessions time: I am a bit of a control freak, especially in our tiny kitchen, so this was quite the trying experience for me.

It really all began in Byerly's on Friday night, which was a zoo.  I won't even discuss the fact that we got smoked Gruyere, because the regular Gruyere was $17.00.  Now, I love cheese, but not that much.  But like I said, I'm not going to discuss it.

Reduced the wine with the lemon zest, tossed it on the spaghetti with the rest of the ingredients.  The pot was too small, as was the kitchen.

"Could you just move for a second so I could..."

"Don't move, I'm washing this knife"

"Can you hand me a bowl?"

"How does it taste?"

"I don't know, move and I'll taste it"

The best part of the dinner was probably the simple vinaigrette I made and tossed with a salad.  That, or Matthew's Premium Grain Belt.

It was a worthwhile bonding experience,  just not one we'll try again for awhile.

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