Friday, July 14, 2006
Ballbusting Balebuste-hood (Yiddish expression, Ballaboosta: excellent homemaker)
Sweet and sour soup with lemon grass and fresh ginger
Grilled butterfly schrimps (yes, they eat shellfish) with spicy cocktail sauce
Rack of lamb with dijon-mint sauce
Tenderloin of lamb with lemon-yogurt sauce
Grilled mushrooms served on bed of sauteed greens with bruschetta olives/fire-roasted red peppers
Roasted yellow mini potatoes tossed with tarragon, sea salt/olive oil
Fresh herbal green salad with crumbled goat cheese
Lemon bundt cake sprinkled with orange blossom extract
and filled with a scoop each of lemon curd mascarpone cream and lemon sorbet
I've been (and still am) cooking in the kitchen, pre-preparing for dinner tomorrow for seven at seven. But I wanted to let you know that in Halfland I did try applying the joint compound directly onto the Styrofoam last night (at 3 am =:/). It adhered well but the foam slice I was using was too thin. So this morning I glued two pieces together and left them weighted to dry while I ran errands all day. On the previous test panel, I didn't care for how hard it was to fill the mesh of the hardware cloth, even after three coatings I can still make out the mesh square texture. But I did like the heft and sturdy, rugged feel the triple decker cardboard/foam/wire sammich gave.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up going to OSH.