Favorite dish/meal: My favorite meals this month were the ones we had with family and friends. And of them all, it was the quail I made with my dad, not because it was spectacular (although it was quite good), but because we made it for the family together and discovered that we make a pretty good team in the kitchen.
Other runners up: Going out to eat and having a burger followed by gelato with friends; taking Gerrit out for his birthday; throwing a shower for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law-(in-law); Easter lunch roasted leg of lamb yesterday with my family.
Least successful: I made eclair cake for Easter yesterday, which I have had so many times in my life; and yet I somehow messed up my pudding to graham cracker to chocolate frosting ratio. And while it still tasted delicious and invoked a silent reverence at the table, it wasn’t exactly how it was supposed to be.
Also, I made chicken with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes on a Saturday night at the beginning of the month, right before we went to my first ever hockey game, and something about what I did or the chicken I bought or something of the sort made it not turn out quite right. Somewhat dry actually.
What we ate the most of: With a busy month (lots of entertaining and family events; lots of work) there was a lot more scrounging and fast food than we have in a normal month. Scrounging is sometimes my favorite though because it’s excuse to have a bowl of cereal or a bowl of oatmeal for dinner (or another pb&j sandwich), which is often good for the soul.
What we ate in other places: I took Gerrit out for his birthday and has some lobster mac and cheese. To be honest, it was the first time I had had lobster, and while I could tell it was a little overcooked and that the cheese sauce needed a bit more to it, the concept was so intriguing to me. Gerrit, at the same place, had a burger mixed with chorizo that he seemed to love.