I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Best served with Four Tops fun-filled sing-along classic I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
I finally did it! I invited my friends over for dinner! And did the majority of the cooking. Or at least was an active participant in the whole dinner making process.
I invited Birna, Salvör and Jóna. But due to prior engagements Jóna could not join us. Instead the other other members of my household got her spot.
|Setting the table with roses and “ironworkers”|
The dinner was last Saturday night. It was a 3-course meal. Starting with oven baked baguettes, smeared with honey and each being a foundation of a beautiful slice of super soft Camembert cheese. Melts in your mouth, piece of heaven! The idea come from my good friend Gunni from when he made me dinner whilst I was visiting him in Grenoble during Easter 2009. I ate the baguette almost on my own, and ever since been dreaming of its deliciousness. I was not disappointed. Although I dropped the optional parma ham since it was bit too expensive at the grocery store I went to, I also justified it by not remember it in my Camembert/baguette fantasy.
|Hors d’oeuvre á la Gunni|
For the main course I offered a vegetarian dish: risotto with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. With a side salad of course. Although it might not sound exciting, it was very tasty, and got completely devoured during the course of the evening. So I guess that means I managed quite well on that one, despite almost burning the Arborio rice in the beginning. My motivation for the risotto course was because a year ago I had been invited to a Statisticians and friends dinner party. I oversaw a lemon risotto for that event, meaning, I bought the ingredients and read out loud to my aunt Gurrý what was supposed to do next while she did her magic. I did however grate the Parmesan cheese myself.
For le pièce de résistance a.k.a. the desert I (and my handmaidens) made litla syndin ljúfa (e. the little lovely sin). A 70% dark chocolate, egg and powdered sugar concoction. Served with vanilla you got an instant hit of a weeks worth of endorphins.
|Sinful dessert and some vanilla|
Although a bit drowsy, I was very happy and most of all proud of the results.
Regarding future events, I’m thinking about combining HFF and KeepCalmCupcakes with a Japanese theme: Sushi and Memoirs of a Geisha. Birna will have to say when, since I’m nothing without my mentor.