Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday Night, Tom Jones
We had a good time on Saturday night eating pigtails and schnitzels. I ate rather too much, but it was good. I didn't have any potatoes but I had sauerkraut and ended up eating 3 pigtails and two schnitzels. I know, greedy. They were good. There were two dishes, one done in honey garlic and the other in barbecue sauce so I had to try both, right? Matt didn't touch the pigtails. One pair of our friends couldn't make it as she was sick, such a pity as we had such a good time. I didn't realise there would be dancing after and Matt actually danced with me a couple of times, getting him up on the dance floor isn't easy these days. I always say he danced his feet off when he was courting me and then he hasn't danced much since!! I haven't danced since I don't know when, so it was fun. We then went back to a friend's house and had another glass of wine and ended up getting home about 1 in the morning. Funny I just went to look for a picture and found a heading for a YouTube section "Where the Hell is Matt". I watched the video, its quite fun, click here to see it. Not that I would call that dancing. Right now, on TV, they have Tom Jones singing. Amazing to me he is still performing, not sure I want to see it mind you. He sports a beard these days. Matt says he is wearing pretty well. He is 68 according to Wikipedia. I wouldn't pay to go see him, but then I wouldn't have gone years ago when he was young either. Recently Elton John came to perform where we live and we wouldn't have wanted to see him and yet people went nuts to attend his concert. I do have one record of his, Candle in the Wind, the version he re-wrote for Princess Dianna. For supper last night we ate plain broiled chicken breasts cooked on the bone and I was thinking about brining. Doesn't seem to be any reason you couldn't brine chicken breasts except ours are in the freezer so I would have to figure out how to do that. I suppose you would have to plan ahead and defrost and brine a day or so in advance. Bearing in mind the improvement to the turkey last month, it might be worth doing. I will have to look into it. Christmas is rearing its head at us; I know lots of people like to do cookie exchanges or just make lots of cookies for their families (biscuits in the UK of course). These cookies are from Best Ever Christmas and might almost tempt me to make them except then they would tempt me to eat them. With all the goodies at Christmas, I do NOT need cookies as well. Chocolate Super Cookies 125 g butter 100 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup roughly chopped, unsalted, roasted, macadamia nuts 1/3 cup sultanas 100 g white chocolate, roughly chopped 100 g milk chocolate, roughly chopped Preheat oven to moderately hot 210°C. Brush oven trays with melted butter or oil. Melt butter in small pan, add dark chocolate, stir over low heat until melted, transer to a large bowl. Add sugar and eggs, stir until combined. Add sifted flour and cocoa, nuts, sultanas, white and milk chocolate, stir until combined. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto prepared tray, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 10 minutes or until just set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Note: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Can be frozen for up to 2 months. Hmmm, on second thoughts, maybe I will make some. Four sources of chocolate!!! Have a great day.