Friday, August 05, 2005

Cars and Food

I had forgotten that my car is white. Di dI tell you that? I had resigned myself to the odd, mottled, dingy grayish color that comes form not having it washed in over a month. It was also about a month due to have its oil change, but I couldn't manage to schedule either bit of maintenance for it.

Finally, I just woke up at 7:00 AM, and did everything before anybody else woke up. Now, my car runs smooth and happily, and is bright, gleaming WHITE again!

In other news, we had a massive banquet today. I will post the pictures, although this may cause your browsers to screw up more than usual:

I had a gourmet meal.

My father, a gourmet chef, prepared a special meal for some old friends who were visiting him - namely, the couple who inspired him when he was a teenager. Suthy and Rodena McClaine are great people, let me tell you that. Just so you know, everything here is homemade.

The appetizer before the meal: Three kinds of caviar with egg, sour creme, chives, and onions

The meal started with corn soup flavored with crab meat and avocado. Sadly, I did not think to take a picture of the soup (it was yellow). HOWEVER.....

The salad was truly unique. Raspberries on puff pastry that was filled with light cheese and flavored like pear, and garnished with pine nuts. You have no idea how refreshing this tastes.

Yes, there was wine with the meal - we had water, champagne (flavored with peach schnapps) and red wine.

Before the next course, we were given a little pallette-cleansing treat - raspberry and mango sorbet with dried coconut, served in an eggshell.

The main course was incredible. Smoked salmon, asparagus, and mashed parsnip - yes, that's parsnip, not mashed potatoes!

The dessert was TRULY fantastic. Homemade Creme Brulee topped with caramel. This is easily one of the smoothest, most refreshing desserts I've ever had in my life.

And that, my friends, is a meal.
Whoa! That looks awesome. I've been hearing a lot about people taking pictures of their food. One guy did it for a whole year and published a book called something like, "A Year in the Life of My Stomach" I suppose I better start taking some photogs of my food too.
I'm glad I wasn't there. I hate fish! Although the palet cleanser and dessert sounded nice. :)
Everything I see here looks very familiar to me. Yes, I believe I've had most of these things before!
Having had to fix my blog's format yesterday, I have a candidate for yours: the pictures are too wide. In my case, I had a run-on sentence that was too long and messing it up, but I think it's the pictures in your case. If that IS the problem, shrinking the pix should fix it.
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