At Sur La Table, I'm all about options!
Exploring the frontiers of science in the kitchens at 1309! Oh, did I mention I never did very well at science in college...hmmm. We can only hope for the best as the cakes are ovenning as we speak. I'll know in about 15 minutes. That's why cooking is so much easier than baking, especially for us amateur kitchen adventurers. I don't mind a little margin of error
At 8:30 it seemed I had all the time in the world...dinner was HOURS away. As always, my little shopping trip took about twice the time and involved visits to about four more stores than I planned. Sur La Table came through with the cake pans...and I couldn't resist the cool, green Mario Batali spat to add to the arsenal.
Got some beautiful mussels, shrimp, and scallops at Newman's. Scallops added to the menu for our non-red meat eating friend.
Okay, so back at it...next up the leek tartlets, then paella prep. If you've ever been in a restaurant kitchen during preservice prep time, you always hear the guys rocking out to some LOUD music. It works just as well at home! Much to Chopper's consternation, the iTunes shuffle play is rocking the house. We don't seem to share the same appreciation for Van Halen's You Really Got Me. Sorry Chops....