This has been an insane week for dinner parties. Ever since I stopped doing theater cooking and food in general has become my art form of choice. It’s accessible, always presents new challenges, is mostly rewarding, easy to find an audience for in general far less stressful than writing a play and trying to get it produced.
The above menu was how the week of dinner parties started. I think after years of trying I finally have fish tacos down. Which is probably why I made a fancier version of the same menu a few days later:Then there was a pizza party for 12 people, but because it was just pizza, salad and cookies I didn’t take a picture of the menu. Then tonight I made a four-course meal, that on the face of it seemed straight forward, I always forget how labour intensive curries can be. Also because I insist on making everything from scratch the dipping sauce that called for mayo and could have been a snap had I just opened a jar was slightly more involved because, well, you know, I had to make my own.Tonight’s meal was a big hit, especially the chicken wings, something I have never made before. A bit of a pain because you have to twice cook the wings and deep frying is always a challenge, tho in this case well worth the hassle. If I watch sports I’d say this was the foods food of choice for the big game. We actually were not watching anything and these spicy, vinegar tinged wings really hit the spot. Tomorrow I’ll post the recipe, for right now tho I just need to fall over!