Saw a headline proclaiming Gwyneth Paltrow’s Most Disastrous Dinner! I’m addicted to various food shows and I collect cookbooks, but I don’t cook the way I once did when Devoted Spouse was active duty Air Force and we had to entertain foreign dignitaries. Turns out poor Gwyneth (who is also quite the foody) once fixed Eggplant Parmesan and forgot to drain the eggplant, thus resulting in a somewhat soggy mess. Broke my heart. (yes, that would be sarcasm)
Ya wanna know disastrous dinners? Disastrous dinners are when you cut your finger to the bone during prep, don’t have time to go to the hospital because representatives of most of the NATO nations and their wives are on their way over to your home with high expectations of enjoying something known as American home-cooking and you’re valiantly trying to wrap something tightly around your finger to quell the arterial blood spurting all over your galley kitchen. Now we’re talking disastrous dinner my friends.
I won’t bore you with the middle of the story. It involved classic American dishes such as spoonbread and fried chicken and wine….lots of wine.
The end goes something like this….somewhere between the appetizers and the dessert I noticed the bandage on my finger had disappeared. I was thankful for the copious amounts of alcohol that had accompanied the dinner.
Ahhhhh such sweet Military Memories….sigh…