I started prepping for the meal by making the table and cutting up all the veggies, etc. I put the tomatoes in my blender to puree them for the tomato sauce. But since I was wearing a silk dress, I realized I better put on an apron which was in one of the top kitchen cabinets. I grabbed a chair so that I could climb up and reach it. While standing up there I thought about this perfect dinner I was making and then had a bad thought...I was too smug and I was either going to fall and break something or something from the cabinet would fall and break. I spot my apron and start to pull it down when two huge light bulbs not in packages (I DID NOT PUT THIS IN THERE) came flying out and crashed down along the way. The glass managed to get all over my counters, floors, in my toaster, cabinets, and in some of my cooking utensils. My poor cats were terrified and didn't know what to do. See picture:
Spaghetti & Meatballs
I added some freshly grated parm after I took the picture.
No picture but the only change I made was to leave out the cheese and parsley.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Dessert! This was the first time I made this and it was pretty much amazing not to mention so simple. If you need something easy to impress dinner guests, this is it. I did forget to sprinkle the sugar over the top though but cut me slack. It was a rough night!
Chocolate Spiced Cabernet Molten Cakes
My ramekins were about 4 oz. a piece and this recipe made three servings.
1/2 stick of butter plus extra for greasing
2 oz. Semi-Sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup confectioners sugar plus extra for garnish
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Cabernet Sauvignon
1 egg yolk
3 Tbsp flour
very tiny sprinkle of ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
Use butter to grease ramekin dishes and preheat oven to 425.
In the microwave, heat butter and chocolate for one minute. Whisk together briefly to blend. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and wine. Then add eggs. Lastly, stir in flour and spices until well blended.
Divide batter into ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 13 minutes. Let stand for one minute and then use a knife to loosen the edges. Invert onto a plate and sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar. Serve warm.