Ok, so I mentioned in a bullet someplace that I'm making dinner for CG (whom my friend A. suggested I rename Juan Valdez - Juan for short - in order to make things more interesting pseudonym-wise, which I may do should he hang around for long enough for CG to become totally ridiculous). Here's what's on the menu (though this is subject to change):
Salad (I'm thinking a pretty basic salad, mesclun mix, cucumber, avocado, homemade vinaigrette - no tomatoes as he's one of these weirdo "I hate tomatoes" people, of whom apparently there are many but whom I never realized existed until like a month ago - and if you, too are a weirdo "I hate tomatoes" person, yes, I think you're a weirdo.)
Pasta (bowtie or other cut pasta, as I think it's rude to make people deal with long noodles unless one knows them very well - the person, not the noodles, but wow that sounds rude - or maybe even cheese ravioli? haven't decided- with a white wine/butter sauce, with pancetta and chicken and peas)
Dessert (Because I believe that dessert is essential when one is having somebody over for dinner, even though I'm not really a dessert person. That said, sometimes the people eat too much of the dinner to actually eat the dessert, so I'm going to do something that takes no effort but that seems swank - I'm going to buy nice cookies and nice icecream and make homemade icecream sandwiches. Thank you, Rachael Ray, even though I hate everything you stand for.)
Oh, and I'll probably buy a baguette or something and toast it.
Who wouldn't love such a meal? Just who? And it really will be very easy in the preparation and short in the cooking time, which is also key as I don't want Crazy Kitchen of Crazy Difficult Meal to be in evidence. Also will need to spend some time hiding things like piles of books and papers in my study, because it's the end of the semester, and I don't really want him to see Crazy's House of Clutter. So, per my ways of cleaning when I was 10, I will hide all of the clutter rather than actually cleaning. Who can blame me? I mean, it's the end of the semester, and we're doing this dinner thing on Friday, when I won't be able to get home until like 5 because of Important Social Collegial Things at which My Presence is Required. So what are your thoughts on the menu? Would you like to eat this stuff? I would, but as I generally cook only for myself, of course I would.
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