Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pistou & Goku

Route 95 was a disaster.

It often is this time of year. That is why I check the traffic regularly before leaving work. After seeing an intense band of Red through much of western Connecticut this evening I elected to take the Merritt Parkway home.

The Merritt Parkway is a lot like the Serpentine Road in Dragon Ball Z. In fact the two are nearly identical. Both are full of twists and turns, both are suspended high above orange clouds, and if you fall off of either you land in Connecticut.

As Jen worked on getting dinner ready I decided to open some wine. I cracked open this bottle of Vieux Papes Blanc de Blancs. Now my French is a little rusty but after tasting this I believe that Vieux Papes Blanc de Blancs translates as Very Crummy White Wine.

My tastes in wine are about as sophisticated as your average fourth grader but this was not really an acceptable wine. In fact I even felt guilty in adding my glass to what Jen was making for dinner for fear of ruining it. After one sip I quickly switched to the last bottle of Weyerbacher Winter Ale.

For dinner Jen did an exceptional job of cleaning out the fridge by making this pistou with leftover produce in the fridge. She used broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, garlic, basil, and a little turkey stock to make this sauce which she served with shrimp and scallops cooked in white wine. Also we had large slices of French bread.

You can always tell when Jen is cooking because she almost always incorporates the food processor. I'm pretty sure I've never used the food processor for anything I've made during the life of this blog. The main reason is that I can't be bothered to clean it.

With me watching endless episodes of Dragon Ball Z and Jen able to play Sim City on the iPad it's pretty hard to imagine a better time time after Christmas.

And to think, our Christmas is only two-thirds over.

No comments: