Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ready and Waiting...

My fridge is groaning under the weight of its load! It's stacked to the brim with all good things to eat and drink! I'm waiting on a good friend of mine to arrive. She is visiting me for the next three days. We've a lot of catching up to do! Champagne, white wine, beer and juices are chilling. Red wine is stored where it should be stored...and I've enough food to feed two armies! So I think we're in for a culinary weekend! Tonight, I'm cooking thick, juicy rump steak with oven-roasted Roma tomatoes and field mushrooms, both of which are presently marinating gently in garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh herbs from my garden. I will serve those with grilled Haloumi cheese as an accompaniment to the steak. Also I'm going to serve 'smashed potatoes'...par-boiled, then smashed lightly, sprinkled with olive oil, crushed garlic, a splash or two of fresh lemon juice, fresh rosemary leaves, crisp pancetta and finished off in the oven. A tossed salad will be a side dish. I've a chocolate Bavarian cheesecake to have as dessert with ice-cream. Debbie, my friend, has a very sweet tooth. I've also got a couple of punnets of strawberries which I'm thinking I will marinate in orange juice, sugar and brandy for tomorrow evening's dessert...with whipped cream, of course! I'm going to make a chicken and mushroom pasta for Saturday evening. On Sunday while watching the Broncos whip the Storm's butt, I'll be making pizza. Sounds all right, doesn't it? Plus I have so many other goodies to pick on as when our taste buds take control! (Or get out of control!)

So...there's going to be a lot of eating, drinking, talking and laughter throughout the next couple of days or so!


  1. Yuuummm, can I come for dinner, too??

    Sounds absolutely delicious and you are going to have a wonderful three days!

    C'mon Broncos, yay!!

  2. Sure, I said we've got enough food and drink here to feed hordes! lol We kicked off to a good start yesterday afternoon and evening...finally getting to bed around 1.30am.

    My two cats have their noses out of joint...they're not used to having anyone else around them other than me and their little routines are right out of whack! Hehehehehehehe!

  3. And by the way! Yeah! Go the Broncos!!!!!!!

  4. HaHaHaHa... Lee, I just have to tell you this, I hope I don't offend you but I think it's so funny.

    The thing is, when I first opened your page, I read the title of this post, but the text is fairly small and my glasses are a bit smudged (I've been mucking around in the yard) - and, wait for it - I read the title as Randy and Waiting!

    I thought, hmmm .. this is new for Lee, then I read the post ... still thinking 'hmmm' - and of course I eventually read the title properly. Please forgive me, but it was a really good laugh.

    And, I haven't done enough blog reading lately so I've got a lot to catch up on.

    Go the Broncos!

    I don't understand why you left Noosa either? to come to the Gold Coast... except I guess the mountain is a different world really - BTW - are you anywhere near where the road is closed? that looks scary and I already shut my eyes when driving around those mountain roads.

    Thanks for the prawn recipes - for the longest time I would tell you my favourite food was curried prawns, or, as I had for dinner last night from the delivery Indian ' Garlic Prawns Masala' - yumm.

    Your friend must be still there - have you made any dent in that food horde yet? goodonya, I say..

  5. Tell Alfred I said, "Hi!" too.

  6. Hahahaha, Della! I did have a laugh...and if you must know...I'm not only 'ready' but I'm 'randy', too! ;) (Not that it does me any good!)

    We are eating our way through the the time the game starts tonight we'll be too stuffed to run the field! Hehehehhe!

  7. We'll say 'G'day' to Albert, too, Don! ;)