Because of my increased work load lately, Gardner has been doing most of the cooking in our house. And when you do most of the cooking, you have to do most of the blogging. So suddenly I feel like a guest blogger on my own blog. But I’m doing the blog post today because I insisted that I be the one that gets to tell you about the fabulous Christmas meal we had last night…
We celebrated Christmas with Gardner’s family last weekend, and we’ll be with my family for Christmas Eve/Day – but we wanted to celebrate Christmas just the two of us, too! So – we set aside last night, made a huge, delicious meal, and exchanged gifts. Gardner (again) did most of the cooking and I was a spectacular sous chef. Chopping and seasoning and doing dishes are my new most frequent tasks in the kitchen (I am not complaining. at all.)
Over the next several days, we’re going to post each part of that menu – you can make some of it, all of it, or none of it…but we had so much fun that we wanted to share all of the details here.
To start things off, I need to say that the amuse bouche, a jumbo sea scallop seared in butter and topped with pomegranate seeds, is one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth.
I’ve always loved scallops. See? But, hands down, THIS was the absolute best scallop I’ve ever had. Thomas Keller has taught us a thing or two about how to achieve the perfect crispy crust on a seared scallop, and we are forever grateful.
Oh, and here’s a picture of the menu so you’ll know what’s coming next! 🙂