In my efforts to NOT be a lame blogger, and in honor of Dirk’s birthday, I spent a lot of time in kitchen doing one of the things I enjoy most — preparing a delicious meal.
Dirk loves to eat and I love to cook. It’s a win-win situation. Now, if I could just get my act together on this blogging business, this page would be a feast for your eyes!
Though I don’t quite have enough cookbooks to call them a collection per se, I do have a few. Dirk picked a recipe called Chicken Patty Pockets with Minted Yogurt Sauce out of an Emeril Lagasse cookbook . I admit, Emeril is not my favorite chef, but he does have some great recipes and this happened to be one of them.
Since the recipe Dirk picked had a bit of a Greek theme, I decided to add a few items to our menu such as hummus, dolmas and spanikopita. As usual, I ended up making way too much food. They made great leftovers!
Let’s not forget dessert…my to-die-for brownies! I’m convinced that these brownies only taste this good when they’re made with Swiss ingredients (namely the chocolate!).
Since the recent installation of our gi-normous projector screen where we can watch BIG (literally) movies and play video games, I thought the perfect gift for Dirk’s birthday was the video game Rock Band, complete with drum set, guitar and microphone. But, what really sealed the deal on this gift was the game itself. It’s a game/disc of songs by Dirk’s favorite band, Metallica.
Happy Birthday, Dirk, my favorite Aries of all time!