Betsy and I have a number of friends from out of town coming to DC this weekend and I don’t believe that any of them are coming for the Glenn Beck Extravaganza. But, turns out, that when the Beckites come to town, they take all the restaurant reservations!
That leaves me cooking for a crowd. Obviously I consider this a bonus because it means I don’t have to change out of my PJs.
The thing that makes this weekend more interesting (and a trend that I’m starting to notice) is that these visitors actually know about Macheesmo. Therefore, they expect me to make really amazing food when they come over.
I’ll do my best to please of course. Usually, when I know I’m cooking more than one meal for the same group, I try to do one surefire winner and one slightly more experimental dish. That way they’ll get at least one good meal and one meal in the life of a food blogger (might be good or might be FAIL-city).
I’ll give you a hint about the experimental dish. It’s a brunch dish. And it involved curry. You’ll see it next week, fail or no fail.
In other news, the new Bon Appétit has some really good stuff in it. Let’s make something!
A few links!
No Knead Pizza Dough – I’m a big fan of Jim Lahey’s no knead bread and I’ve heard about this pizza dough deal but haven’t gotten around to trying it. I have a pretty solid pizza dough recipe and it would have to be as good and a lot easier for me to switch I think. The verdict is still out. (@ TFIMB)
Pink Frosting with NO Food Coloring – This is fairly amazing. I didn’t think it was possible to come up with something so pink without using artificial stuff. Mark it down as the one billionth time I’ve been proven wrong. (@ Cupcake Project)
Mermaid Lotion – Of course, if I made this it would be MerMAN lotion, but either way this looks like a fun thing to make. Maybe I’ll expand Macheesmo into the homemade products area… (@ The Hungry Mouse)
Have a good weekend everyone!
Photo by Jeremy Brooks.